When New York Pizza Became Better than Chicago Pizza

Katie Gordon

Katie Gordon is a licensed clinical psychologist, writer, and co-host of the Jedi Counsel Podcast which discusses the science of psychology & mental health through fictional characters, current events, & interviews. You can follow her on Twitter at @DrKathrynGordon.

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7 Responses

  1. Jaybird says:

    Chicago vs. New York pizza is yet another “baked vs. fried” debate where the baked people claim the aesthetic upper hand.

    But we all know that baked potato chips aren’t as good as the fried ones, don’t we?Report

    • Marchmaine in reply to Jaybird says:

      Heh, I think its different compared to different. That is, having grown up in Chicago I know “Chicago Style Pizza” is its own thing… everything else is just something else… just Pizza. Once I accepted this, I could go to “Pizza” parties and remain friends with the muggles.

      You can only compare Chicago Style vs. Chicago Style with any hope of speaking the same language of virtues.

      Comparing Chicago Style to plain old Pizza is just a Platonic category error… New York pizza is what people in the cave try to make viewing only the shadows of the True and Eternal Form of Chicago Style Pizza — that’s why NYP is so 2 dimensional and flat.

      So it depends on whether one’s critique is Aristotelian or Platonic which aesthetic arguments to deploy.Report

      • Slade the Leveller in reply to Marchmaine says:

        There is no better way to state this than Marchmaine has.

        Really, deep dish is what tourists believe to be Chicago pizza. True Chicago pizza can only be had at your neighborhood pizzeria, and is never deep dish.

        New York pizza is tomato sauce and cheese on a cracker.Report

  2. CJColucci says:

    I’m tired of the NY-Chicago pizza wars. If someone put a gun to my head and said there was going to be only one kind of pizza in the world and it was my job to decide, sorry, Chicago, I go with New York. But nobody is making me do that. I enjoy Chicago-style pizza as a change of pace, and am glad it exists. Eat. Enjoy. It’s not a zero-sum game.Report

  3. Saul Degraw says:

    A Chicago “pizza” is not a pizza. It is a casserole.Report