Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria is a Chicago staple. It’s one of the three big Chicago deep dish pizza chains, so I absolutely had to give it a try. I was walking back to the city from Lincoln Park, and came across the Gold Coast Lou Malnati’s location. I stopped in for some garlic bread with marinara sauce (pictured above) and a deep dish pizza (below). It was super tasty, although very heavy (not a surprise). The pizza was really flavorful and rich, and while I don’t usually favor the thick-crust pizza, this was good. The crust (we ordered the Buttercrust style pizza at the suggestion of friends and guidebooks) was actually yummy, and I ate it all when I almost never eat the crust. It was a good call, and the lunch tided me over for the rest of the day!