Burt’s Place

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Every Chicagoan has a favorite deep-dish pizza—and will defend that choice until the bitter end. If you’re still searching for yours, consider Burt’s Place in Morton Grove, Illinois. After closing nearly two years ago, the iconic pizza parlor reopened earlier this year, much to the delight of its longtime fans. Burt’s still takes phone orders ahead of time (highly recommended), but it has done a gut rehab of the building, adding a bar with several draft taps. Of course, you can also take your chances as a walk-in, but be prepared to wait. From the city, a relatively quick Metra ride will get you there in a jiffy, making Burt’s a must on any pizza lover’s deep-dish checklist.

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Atmosphere: A little done up from the old Burt’s Place, this spot boasts a small bar and tchotchkes galore.

What to eat: The pizza, duh. Fill it however you’d like, though no one has ever gone wrong with sausage, mushroom and veggies.

What to drink: There’s a small selection of rotating beers (think your run-of-the-mill Half Acre and Revolution pours), but IPA pairs nicely with pizza.

Where to sit: We snagged seats at the small bar, but there are booths for larger parties. You won’t have much of a choice in the matter, but there’s not a bad seat in the house.

By: Elizabeth Atkinson

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Venue name: Burt’s Place
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Address: 8541 N Ferris Ave
Morton Grove

Opening hours: Lunch (Wed–Fri), dinner (closed Mon, Tue)
Transport: Train: Milwaukee N to Morton Grove.
Price: Average pizza: $16
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The Chicago deep dish pizza debate is a real deal - and whenever i'm asked where I stand on the issue, I confidently always stand strong with Pequod's as my prominent choice. That burnt cheese crust just doesn't stand a chance with its competitors. But the secret as we know is Mr. Burt himself - and when he was still around, leaving the city to have this experience was worth the hole in the wall off the beaten path spot. The experience is unique, but the pizza is better than ever. If you like Pequod's, you'll love Burt's - in his memory the pizza legend continues.