Why Italian Beef Sandwiches are a Must-Have on the Windy City Menu

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Thinly sliced Italian beef ©2015 Windy City Pizza and BBQ
Italian beef sandwiches are a staple of Chicago, in the same way that cheesesteaks represent the great city of Philadelphia. The Italian beef sandwich originated in the Windy City – historians date the sandwich’s inception to the 1930s. Today, vendor carts, local fast food chains, and nearly all Italian-style restaurants offer some variation of this classic sandwich. A 1999 History Channel documentary on specialty foods highlighted the Italian beef sandwich as a quintessential American product. Continue reading Why Italian Beef Sandwiches are a Must-Have on the Windy City Menu

The Anatomy of a Chicago Style Hot Dog

Vienna Beef Hot Dogs: A “Must” for the Chicago Dog

vienna beef hot dogs san mateoThe right kind of hot dog is a beautiful creation of signature meats and flavors. That’s exactly what our Chicago style hot dog offers. A hot dog experience is all about the dog, the bun, and the toppings. Let’s take a closer look at the anatomy of the perfect Chicago dog. Continue reading The Anatomy of a Chicago Style Hot Dog

Is Deep Dish Pizza Really “Pizza”?

The Debate Between Chicago Style Pizza and Neapolitan Pizza

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Tradition thin “Chicagopolitan” pepperoni pizza alongside a custom-built Chicago style deep dish pizza. ©2015 Windy City Pizza & BBQ
Whether you’re searching for pizza restaurants in San Mateo to schedule a lunch date, or exploring lunch catering in Foster City to surprise a corporate client, you may have heard the buzz about deep-dish pizza. Is it really pizza? Or is it something else entirely? Continue reading Is Deep Dish Pizza Really “Pizza”?

Wild Pizza Toppings From Around the World

Creative Pizza Toppings That Are Out of This World

Windy City Pizza offers the best pizza in San Mateo and, quite possibly, in the entire Bay Area. Or at least we (and our fans!) would say so. Our Chicago style pizza has inspired raving fans as well as critical acclaim.

But the sheer menagerie of pizza combinations served around the globe is astonishing. Let’s explore some of the creative (and often far-out) toppings people put on their pies. Continue reading Wild Pizza Toppings From Around the World

Four Main Styles of Barbecue

How BBQ Styles Vary Across the U.S.  

san mateo BBQ restaurantsNo matter where in the country you are from, virtually every American loves good barbecue. This cooking tradition, characterized by the meat being cooked by the hot smoke produced by burning logs, is cherished from coast to coast in various forms.

In the United States, the four distinctive barbecue styles include: Continue reading Four Main Styles of Barbecue

How Deep Dish Pizza Made Chicago Famous

How Did Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Originate?

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When people think of Chicago, many identify with the city’s reputation for being the home of the deep dish pizza. In addition to Chicago Italian sandwiches, this classic Italian dish became a Chicago staple decades ago, but few people know the history of Chicago’s deep dish. Continue reading How Deep Dish Pizza Made Chicago Famous

San Mateo Voted Best Small Town for Great Food

Windy City Pizza Mentioned as One of the Best Restaurants in San Mateo

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 Residents and visitors alike already know San Mateo offers the tastiest, most diverse selection of cuisine in California. However, the town recently received media attention solidifying its status as a culinary mecca. Continue reading San Mateo Voted Best Small Town for Great Food