Chicago Comes To San Francisco

A few weeks ago, Chi and I went to Noe Valley for a date night. I was really excited to post about our deep dish pizza, but came home and saw that my pizza pictures were just not cutting it. So, I put them in the archives to let them cool off until we ate at Patxi’s again. I was leaving lab yesterday and had a huge craving for pizza, so I ordered one to go, and brought it home.

Patxi’s Pizza is a Bay Area based, Chicago deep dish specializing restaurant. They have a few locations scattered across SF, but Noe Valley is the closest to mine.

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They also offer a great deal of a pizza slice, salad and soda as a lunch combo for only $9.99! I haven’t had the pleasure to eat here for lunch, but I will have to snag them on their offer one day.

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Since the pizza is cooked to order, it takes around 35-40 minutes to wait for it to bake. The restaurant is jam packed on the weekends, so we usually order a pizza while we’re waiting, and then go to the bar next door and grab a drink.

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We ran into our friends at the bar (surprisingly, har har), and all shared a pitcher of Blue Moon. Ironically enough, it was placed in a Gordon Biersch pitcher.

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After we caught up with everyone, we closed our tab and headed back to Patxi’s. Our table was almost ready, and I happened to see this adorable card on their wall. Pizza makes me happy too, Minna. (Mima? Any guesses to what the name can be?)

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Our chopped salad included herbed chicken, spicy salami, mozzarella, veggies, kidney beans and roasted garlic vinaigrette. I really liked this salad and I’m going to try to recreate it at home with avocado.

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Now this is where I cut you back into this week, and show you how amazing this pizza looks.

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Drumroll please…

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Ta da! Look how high the pizza sits in the crust! I have always been a thin crust girl, but I think I’m finally coming around to deep dish. I picked up ‘The Special’, which is garlic-fennel sausage, mushrooms, green bell peppers and substituted banana peppers.

Now off to study for a Microbiology lab exam, I’m already drained just thinking about it. See you on Friday!

Do you prefer thin crust or deep dish?

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