RE: Lou Malnati's pizza
We were just in Chicago for a short stay this past weekend, and my wife wanted some deep dish. We were staying in the Mag. Mile area (right across from the Weber Grill restaurant) and were too pooped to go exploring. So we walked over to Lou's on North Wells for dinner (we had seen the Deen Boys feature Lou's on their Food Network show).
All in all, it was good, but not spectacular. Jill got a pepperoni w/ extra sauce, while I had a sausage/mushroom. I've never been a huge fan of deep dish, as I've always thought it was too much bread/dough. I like the simplicity of a thin-crust w/ near-equal layers of crust, sauce & cheese.
Next time we're in Chicago, we're going to try the Pizza Pot Pie from the Chicago Pizza & Over Grinder Co.