We certainly don't want to hold any specific pizza on a pedestal, but there's something extra-special about Chicago-style deep dish. Recently, the Windy City's very own Lou Malnati's -- which serves “the best pizza in Chicago” -- made its way out West, expanding to Arizona in what is the family-run business’ first-ever opening outside of the Chicagoland area. And while we've definitely got our own great pizza scene here in Phoenix, locals couldn't be more excited about it. So while you're getting to know Lou's pies, check out some other things you might not have known about the pizzeria.
Opening day at the first location didn't go as planned
In 1971, when Lou and his wife Jean opened their first pizzeria in Lincolnwood, Illinois, a car crashed through the dining room area at peak evening hours. Jean said it made for an "exciting" opening event. Luckily no pizza was harmed (we think).
The secret to the perfect flaky crust is still a mystery
Is it the water? Is it the butter? Even today, no one knows exactly how Lou's gets that perfect deep-dish crust. Except for the family.