Photos: Michael Zajakowski
Classic Thin Crust Cheese
|Home Run Inn
Ultra Thin Sausage & Uncured Pepperoni
|2373 S. Archer Ave., Bridgeport||4254 W. 31st St., Little Village|
|CLAIMS TO GREATNESS|
|A hundred percent real mozzarella, Parmesan, and Romano cheeses. Presumably because they know that ersatz Italian cheese is just sad.||All-natural ingredients, including uncured pepperoni and rBST-free milk (look it up).|
|Crisp and pebbly with cornmeal. You’ll be on your second slice before you sit down.||Points for the rich flavor, but it’s way too thick and doughy to qualify as thin, let alone “ultra thin.” A couple of slices and you’ll be ready to move on to that pint of Jeni’s in the freezer.|
|Sufficiently tomatoey, if a bit on the thin side.||Ditto, so let’s call this one a wash.|
|The cheese is appealingly stretchy, while the Parmesan added the sharp bite of, well, actual Parmesan. You can really taste the basil and oregano — maybe because they use so much of it.||Something strange is up with this cheese, which has no elasticity and delivers only a faint hint of cheesy flavor. The sausage pellets are bland, so the well-spiced pepperoni has to do all the heavy lifting.|
|AFTER A NIGHT IN THE FRIDGE|
|An acceptable cold breakfast, but give it a brunchy touch with a zap in the
microwave and a fried egg on top.
|Kind of like a pizza-flavored protein bar. I don’t mean that as a dis.|
Because if you squint, you can convince yourself it’s not from the freezer case.