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Lou Malnati's

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is an American Chicago-style pizza restaurant chain headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois. It was founded by the son of Rudy Malnati, who was instrumental in developing the recipe for Chicago-style pizza, and it has become one of the Chicago area's best-known local line of pizza restaurants. Lou Malnati's operates a division of its company called Lou Malnati's presents Tastes of Chicago, a partnership with Portillo's Restaurants and Eli's Cheesecake, which ships Chicago-style cuisine nationally. (Wikipedia)

CHICAGO — Last week, we reported about the opening of the U.S. Pizza Museum in the South Loop (1146 S. Delano Court West). Created by Kendall Bruns, the exhibition plans to showcase a collection of pizza memorabilia all to celebrate America's incredible love affair with the dish.

What could go wrong?

Well, when New Yorkers heard that a pizza museum was set to open in Chicago and not in their city, they took to Twitter to vent.

Few things in life are as amusing as when New Yorkers get really incredulous about their pizza supremacy.

What I love about this is that most people assume the museum was created by some special council of pizza luminaries, perhaps the ghost of Lou Malnati and all the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and that a panel debated the merits of different cities as exhaustively as Amazon picking its second headquarters. (But seriously, what is taking Amazon so long?)

Of course, the truth is a little different.

So, let's set it straight. Kendall Bruns collected a bunch of pizza memorabilia and decided to display said material in a way that other people could appreciate. He lives in Chicago and decided to open the museum in the city where he resides.

If New Yorkers were really interested in opening a pizza museum, someone in New York would have opened a pizza museum.

Personally, all of this is just making me hungry. I think I'll go get a Detroit-style pizza.

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