Sure, we already handpicked Chicago's best spots for classic sandwiches, but Chicago has invented or co-opted plenty of other tasty dishes not on a bun. Here's the list of Chicago's favorite native dishes (and one cocktail!), and the best classic joints to get them at.
The Art of Pizza (address and info)
When out-of-towners like Jon Stewart defame Chicago pizza as a casserole, this style -- invented in the 1960s at Nancy’s and (very loosely) inspired by the Italian Easter pie scarciedda -- is what they’re ragging on. Never mind them though, go to this Lakeview parlor for the ultimate in pizza critical mass.