Giordano’s is a Chicago based pizza chain with locations around the city and suburbs, plus two in Florida which I assume serve the winter snowbirds of the midwest.
My coworker and outstanding photographer friend is a fan of Giordano’s, and informed us that they ship pizzas direct from Chicago, and that we’d be having them for lunch come Wednesday. I have no idea how much it costs to mail two deep dish pizzas, but thanks to SkyMall I know the shipping rate on Omaha steaks, and for that reason I only eat Omaha Steaks when physically in Omaha.
They arrived in a dry ice cooler box, and our chef who runs the building’s cafe was kind enough to let us borrow the oven after lunch hour died down. The two pizzas required the better part of an hour to cook – three inch crust and high elevation make for a long wait.
I don’t have that much deep dish pizza experience, as usually when in Chicago I go for Polish or my favorite Scottish place. For being frozen and shipped 1,000 miles it was really tasty, and a nice heavy treat from the thin crust chicken and veggie pizzas I make for myself at home.
We ordered the “special,” with sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, and a cheese with pepperoni for the second. Two slices later and I was stuffed. Not a bad way to spend lunch hour in the office. I’ll check them out in person on a future trip to the windy city.