There was a little delay, but Lou Malnati's, which has some of the best pizza in the whole damn country—according to Thrillist—will soon be open in Oak Park (assuming you think January is pretty soon, because it is).
Slated to open this fall, Lou Malnati's wrote, "We had delays with some other construction projects we were working on and were not able to start in Oak Park as planned."
A spokesman for Lou Malnati's told the Wednesday Journalthe company secured permits to begin interior demolition this week. The restaurant will also be up for discussion as an agenda item at the village's upcoming Liquor Control Review Board meeting on Oct. 22. The details of the agenda item were not immediately available.
Thrillist's Matt Lynch wrote that while New Yorkers argue that deep-dish "isn't pizza," and that his brother might disown him for picking Lou's over Giordano's, "I like to think a tomato-topped slice with just the right amount (in this case, the right amount is a lot) of cheese and a whole damn layer of sausage can heal all disputes.
"Oh, also it's on "buttercrust". Just whisper it to yourself. Buttercrust."
So, you've got that going for you, Oak Park.
See Thrillist’s full rundown of pizza joints here.