The 21st Show

Exploring Illinois Pizzas: Chicago Tavern Style

Tavern Style Pizza

Tavern Style Pizza Candlelite Chicago

We’re continuing our series on exploring the different pizzas available across Illinois. This time around we’re staying in Chicago, focusing on the tavern style — thin-crust pizza cut up into little squares. It predates the more famous Chicago pizza - deep dish. We explored Chicago Tavern Style origins, how it's made, and why the deep dish is better known nationwide. 


Patrick Fowler

Owner of Candlelite Chicago

Paul Biao

Employee of Palmeros on 63rd 

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