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2008/07/19 Chicago for stuffed pizza, misrouting on the south side

On the trip back from Madison back to Toronto, we stopped for deep dish Chicago stuffed pizza, and got off the high-speed route on the south side.
Although we had driven from Toronto to Madison, WI in a single day, there’s a one-time-zone disadvantage on the way back. Our timing made Chicago a good option for dinner. Adam has never experienced deep dish Chicago stuffed pizza, and there were multiple Giordano’s locations on our route home. We stopped by the Belmont location on the north side.

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Allenna and Adam ordered the medium size pizza — with leftovers for later. In the time since I lived in Chicago — over 25 years ago — I’ve given up dairy products, so I had to experience the pizza from memory.

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Rather than going back onto the Dan Ryan Expressway, I suggested that we take the shorter and more scenic route down Lake Shore Drive. I somehow managed to miss the entrance to the Indiana Toll Road, so we pulled over to switch me to the navigator’s seat. We were near the point where the west shore of Lake Michigan would end, and we would turn east. Continue reading2008/07/19 Chicago for stuffed pizza, misrouting on the south side

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