Friday, August 18, 2006

Chicago St. Pizza: McKinney

A gift for far-north fans of the Chicago-pizza thing: an offshoot Chicago St Pizza, opening in McKinney sept 1. the 1st branch in plano has earned the praise of sharp-eyed local experts, so mckinney-ites R lucky. (The chain headed north cuz that’s where owners Azir & Resmie Hani live.) DFW looks to be on the front end of a pizza explosion, w/ the fireside pies chain-lette expanding, plus 2 new chains coming to town in 2007: Garlic Jim's Famous Gourmet Pizza, a WA state outfit w/ "gourmet toppings" such as almond slivers or coconut (and why not, I say); and zpizza, kindof a CPK knockoff (and what better pizza to knock off, I say)

2414 W University Dr, Mckinney 972-548-7050

22 Comments:

At August 18, 2006 12:13 PM, Anonymous tg said...

oh these people, That Chicago Place, recently relocated and seem quite proud of their goods

 
At August 18, 2006 12:24 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

GO McKinney! And keep that Chicago-style crap away from me.

 
At August 18, 2006 12:31 PM, Anonymous windy city said...

Is someone deleting comments? I left a comment earlier about Chicago Rick's Pizza on Frankford and it disappeared.

 
At August 18, 2006 12:33 PM, Anonymous windy city said...

Is someone deleting comments? I left a comment earlier about Chicago Rick's Pizza on Frankford and it disappeared.

 
At August 18, 2006 1:11 PM, Blogger Paris Hilton said...

Chicago is not on my Top-5 list of cities. The people who live there are too fat. Is that rude? I'm sorry but it's true. Paris, obviously, is No. 1 on my list (as well as the list of anyone else in their right mind), followed by LA, NY, and Miami. I leave the No. 5 slot open for whatever city strikes my fancy at the moment. Right now, the action in Dubai is very very hot.

 
At August 18, 2006 1:21 PM, Anonymous joker said...

How does their pizza taste?

 
At August 18, 2006 1:57 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

OTHER CITIES DOG KILLER WILL ENJOY:

BERUIT
MOGADISHU
MEXICO CITY
BAGHDAD
BANGKOK

 
At August 18, 2006 2:02 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Fans of fat doughy pizza with a pound of cheese have trouble remembering what they posted just minutes before. I repeat: Fans of fat doughy pizza with a pound of cheese have trouble remembering what they posted just minutes before.

 
At August 18, 2006 2:07 PM, Anonymous california dreamin said...

What is Chicago's most famous contribution to culinary-land? The HOT DOG.

 
At August 18, 2006 2:13 PM, Anonymous Da Mare said...

As youse guys say over by dere:

FUCK ALL Y'ALL.

 
At August 18, 2006 3:02 PM, Anonymous crabby said...

now there's a comment that could easily be deleted!
da mare is not a horse unless you mean the back end

 
At August 18, 2006 4:30 PM, Blogger BK said...

I hope it's not cooked in a coal oven that heats the back half of their restaurant to 90 degrees, and for which you have to wait for your pizza for one hour after you order it, even though it takes two minutes to cook it inside said coal oven, all the while attempting to talk to your mate over the din of 476 packed-in, pretty people all pruning for a pose.

I'm just saying that I hope it's not that kinda place, 'cause it certainly wouldn't be visited again if it was.

 
At August 18, 2006 4:47 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

Chicago St. Pizza in Plano is great. If your palate is sophisticated enough to appreciate fine Chicago-style pizza, that is. And you happen to appreciate and root for two guys who work their real jobs by day and sell high-quality pizza by night. I hope they do well with the new place.

Besides, these owners won't sue your newspaper if you say you don't like the way a dish is made.

Note to self: Gotta get some new stuff on that tired old blog.

 
At August 18, 2006 5:17 PM, Anonymous and i know funny said...

OMG, that BK comment is HILARIOUS.

 
At August 18, 2006 5:40 PM, Anonymous tg said...

sounds like bk and mrs bk recently had the pleasure of dinner at coal vines

 
At May 20, 2007 7:28 PM, Blogger Kimberly said...

Wow! I did not know what Chicago Pizza was supposed to be and couldn’t figure out all the hype. But, we have some friends who are from Chicago and have been looking for a taste of home. I had read about Little Joe’s Famous Chicago style Pizza on a local website and told my friends to try it. We ended up going along and What a treat! The thin crust is excellent, we order it extra crispy. The calamari is wonderful, get it with marinara not the offered ketsup. The cappelleni with shrimp, broccoli, sun dried tomatoes in olive oil and garlic is excellent. The meat balls are as tender as pate’ and the marinara sauce is the best. We have been back every Friday night. You can bring your own wine or beer in, which is always a nice bonus. They are closed on Tuesdays and have a Wed. lunch 2 for one pasta plate special. As far as I am concerned, everything here is special. They have the sweetest hostess that seats you and the wait staff is friendly and attentive. In fact when you walk-in even the customers have a smile on their face, because they have discovered this hidden treasure stashed away on Navajo Drive in Keller, Texas. Hey, even I will tolerate that Chicago accent for a slice of the good stuff. Highly recommended even for the long drive from my town. Don't be confused by a restaurant on 1709 by a similar name.

Little Joe’s Famous Chicago Pizza and Ristorante
104 Navajo Drive, Keller, 76248
(SW corner of Navajo & Keller Pkwy, just west of Rufe Snow) (FM1709)

817-753-6300

 
At May 21, 2007 5:29 PM, Blogger chico1 said...

Bob "Shy" Shicotte says:

I was born in Chicage. The first time I had Pizza in Little Joe’s on 63rd St. in Chicago was in 1959. I was a steady customer for many years. It was the best Pizza in the Chicago area. We moved to Texas in 1996 and couild not find a place to enjoy Chicago stye Pizza. Now, a month ago, low and behold, we are told that Little Joe’s opened a place in Keller, Texas. Upon entering the parlor I knew we arrived and have been going back once a week ever since with a few friends. Little Joe’s has an aroma from the pizza’s that is outstanding. The pizza, extra large size, arrived at our table and I was finally able to taste a Chicag style Pizza again. We, naturally, ordered the largest size so we can feast again the following day. So, anyone in Texas that has a hankering for what a Pizza really is, go on down to Keller,Texas, for the treat of your culinary life. In addition to the Pizza’s they also serve many pasta meals, that you will not be able to finish the first time around.

 
At June 30, 2007 2:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BEWARE! Chicago St. Pizza in Plano has been sold! The new owner has changed what used to be a great pizza into the same crap you get at Domino's. STAY AWAY!!!

 
At July 12, 2007 12:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago St. Pizza in Plano used to be great, I hope the previous owners buy it back, I heard it was too much for them not to see there family. Afterall, it was a job that kept you busy. But the one in McKinney is not that bad.

 
At July 31, 2007 8:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Chicago St. Pizza in Plano has been sold - twice. The second owner used cheap ingredients and dumbed down the quality. The new third owner has restored the quality back to where Azir & Resmie started!

 
At January 06, 2008 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny, I tried the pizza a the Chicago St. in Plano and liked it way better than Domino's. The recipes are the same as the previous owner, but the ingrediance are far from cheap! The new owners are proud of keeping the Chicago Style!

 
At February 20, 2009 3:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago Street - McKinney

I grew up in Chicago and have missed the Pizza from back home. Deep dish pizza is what Pizza should be, NY Style is just cardboard with tomato sauce and a bit of cheese on top.

Chicago Street is as close to Authentic Chicago Pizza you can get down here. Don't be surprised if the food takes awhile, it takes time to cook a deep dish pizza but it is worth the wait.

 

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