Bus: 9, 74(773) 327-1512 pequodspizza.com41.921934 -87.664313 2207 N Clybourn Ave (at Webster Ave) Lincoln Park, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage pizza: $18
Exposed brick and plasma-screen TVs have taken the place of worn pool tables and dart boards after a fire forced a redesign of this neighborhood dive. But while the digs may be snazzier, the signature pan pizza—in all its glory with a ring of caramelized cheese around the crust—remains the same. Skip flavorless fried-vegetable appetizers, salads and sandwiches and save your appetite for a couple of ginormous slices of a sausage pie, dotted with perfectly spiced, Ping-Pong ball–size pieces of seasoned ground pork.