Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pizzeria Brandi

Location: 67 E. Cermak Rd., Chicago, IL 60616
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A Quick Word:
Whenever I get my dry cleaning done, I come across new restaurants which always seem to be busy.  Pizzeria Brandi is next door and had a bunch of huge neon signs that drew my attention.  After realizing they sold pizza by the slice, I figured I would give it a try.  The pizza is pre-boxed and kept in a warmer.  So if it was your first time at the restaurant, you also wouldn't know if they were deep dish or thin crust slices.  You also don't really know the freshness of the slices.  Anyway, you get what you pay for, which in my opinion was a greasy slice of pizza.  It was decent size for lunch time meal.  The restaurant itself is a little on the darker side, but it has a typical pizzeria feel.  Nothing too fancy.  Anyway, I just couldn't get past the grease or the tough, chewy crust.  And, for that reason I could think of many other pizza places to visit... a 2-mile rating seemed fair.

What I Ate:

Sausage Pizza by the Slice

I saw the "pizza by the slice" sign and had to give it a try.  They offer the staples... cheese, pepperoni, sausage, or spinach thin crust slices at a reasonable price.  I chose the sausage.  The pizza slice is crammed into a small slice box lined with wax paper.  Immediately, I knew the wax paper meant the pizza would be extremely greasy and I was STILL caught off guard with the amount of oil sitting on top of the cheese (Picture is after using the napkin as a sponge).  The crust itself is definitely on the thicker, tougher side and has that typical "cardboard-like taste" that most places have that sell by the slice.

The DOs/DON'Ts:
DO:
- Pizza by the slice for $4.00... if you are in a hurry, I guess it is worth it.

DON'T:
- Too much grease.  Don't eat the pizza in your car.  You need a fork and knife.

How far would I walk for this food?



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