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The Land of Igloos – Greenland

The Land of Igloos – Greenland

Located mostly in the Arctic region in the far northeast of North America, Greenland is the world’s largest non-continental island. It has the lowest population density in the world. The fact that the place is mostly covered in snow, should not, however, deter anyone from planning a trip to the awesome place. The place offers every form of entertainment and adventure ranging from mountaineering, hiking, sledging, and skiing to fishing, sea gliding, kayaking and hunting. Not to mention the heavenly sightseeing and the cuisine. You can reach Greenland either by air or the sea. Air Greenland offers quite regular flights from Denmark, Iceland and Canada, which will take you to Nuuk, Kulusuk, Narsarsuaq and Ilulissat. However, the sea route is not much well developed, because of which, more and more shipping companies are trying to get into the tourism business by making passenger ships available to the coast of Greenland.


For the purpose of travel, it is best to chalk out the country into eastern, western and southern regions. East Greenland is one of the remotest parts, where one can spend some quality time in Tasiilaq, watching the lifestyle and culture of the Greenlanders and midnight hiking to Ammssalik Island. A helicopter trip over the beautiful village is exciting, and can offer much to lift up your spirits for the rest of the trip. The best way to visit the famous Knud Rasmussen Glacier is through kayaking along the stunning Ammassalik fjord, which is surrounded by high mountain walls. West Greenland offers a better taste of the Arctic environment. The Icefiord, near Ilulissat, a UNESCO’s World Heritage site, calves the most impressive icebergs of the northern countries. South Greenland, on the other hand, presents a contrast between the green of the landscape and the blue colours of the ice calved from the ice caps. The settlements here are closely spaced and one can easily hire a boat for nearby trips. Some of the places that one must visit include the Nuussuaq Peninsula, Mara Mountain, Sarqarput Strait, Jameson Land and Maniitsoq.

The places in Greenland usually have two names – the official Greenlandic and the non-official Danish, which can get confusing at times. The people out there are very hospitable and one need not think twice before asking for directions from a local inhabitant. Most places are too small to put up signboards for directions, and the people know every nook and corner fairly well. So, do not be surprised if you bump into a grey factory-like building in the middle of nowhere, only to find a fully equipped supermarket inside!

The Northern Lights


Due to the geographical location of the country, the tourists may easily experience the midnight sun, depending on the season and location. Far north of the Arctic Circle, Midnight Sun can be experienced for a period lasting from one day to five months. For enhanced experience, the best time to visit is between May and July, during which, the soft, warm rays from the low-lying sun make the surrounding scenery appear ethereal and dream-like. Icebergs and hilltops, in the Disko Bay glow in a colourful bath of pink, purple, yellow and red light, which presents a breathtaking sight. But, above all, be sure to experience the “Aurora Borealis”, the biggest light show on earth, which occurs due to a natural geographical phenomenon. The best time to watch the northern lights is between November and March, though December through February are the best months to see the lights because nights are clearer. Qaqortoq (south Greenland), Ittoqqortoormiit (east Greenland) and Kangerlussuaq (west Greenland) are some of the best spots to observe the lights from.

Arctic wildlife

polar bears

The fauna of the place primarily consists of the polar bear, the arctic dogs, reindeer, musk oxen, the white-tailed eagle and the whales, which can be spotted all the year round. The best way to experience Greenland’s Arctic nature is usually on a sledding tour or snowmobiling excursion. If you happen to be during the summer, then you can also take a whale watching tour between the Fjords and the melting icebergs along the coastal towns of Nuuk, Qeqertarsuaq and Aasiaat. During the summer months, you can see Humpback, Minke, and Fin whales in Greenlandic waters, while, during the winter, Beluga, Narwhal, or Bowhead whales are the most spotted ones.

The Eskimos

norse colonies

When it comes to Greenland, the first things that comes to mind are the Eskimos and their Igloos. The Sermermiut settlement in Greenland has some of the best preserved remnants of Eskimo indigenous cultures in the Arctic region. You can get a taste of the history of the country from the colourful colonial buildings and cute wooden churches in the towns located along the west coast of Greenland that offer a nice glimpse into Greenland’s Danish past. When you visit south Greenland, you can see the remnants of Eric the Red’s one thousand year old Norse colonies and Viking ruins, which include the Hvalsey Fjord Church and Brattahlid ruins located near the town of Qassiarsuk.

Ice Hotels

Greenland_Kangerlussuaq ice hotel

Greenland offers some of the best places to stay and enjoy, combines with exquisite mouth-watering cuisine. One may stop at the Arctic café, which offers much more than just coffee and cupcakes. The food tastes better, when taken with the waiters’ appropriate wine combination suggestions. To one’s surprise, Greenland also has a plethora of hot springs where one can enjoy a warm relaxing soak, the most popular of them being the Uunartoq hot springs in the island of Uunartoq (east Greenland) and Disko Island’s hot springs, which are just a short boat ride from the town of Ilulissat. The country also provides a unique accommodation in the form of Ice-hotels that is bound to make your trip memorable. It is a hotel, make completely out of snow and providing living facilities according to the environment. One can get a room in an Ice hotel at Kangerlussuaq, where the rooms are actually in the form of small igloos. Therefore, it really does not matter if you are an Eskimo or not, you can always get an igloo for yourself!


nuuk mummy

Housed in a spacious warehouse, the Greenland National Museum some of the world’s oldest rocks from the Nuuk region, highlighting the geological changes that took place over the ages. However, the main attraction is the spooky display of the mummies of two 15th-century women and a very spooky six-month-old child, whose cause of death remain uncertain, dressed in beautifully embroidered fur clothes and kammiks.

Paamiut Museum is a spectacular house, constituting of a circle of five historic stone-and-timber buildings around a turf-ringed well house. Among its various geological collections, it has a whaling exhibition that includes a very rare sealskin diving suit, a reproduction of an original sold in 1913 and now in St Petersburg.

Technology enthusiasts might also pay a visit to the Tele-Museum that traces Greenland’s role in the development of transatlantic communications. It has many mechanical curiosities like the 1900 telephone-switching table, which, although already archaic in Denmark, was sent for use in Nuuk in the 1950s.

You can also drop by the Qasigiannguit Museum to discover an excellent, well-preserved collection of finds dating from the Saqqaq culture to the present Inuit culture, which gives a detailed picture of life in Greenland’s earliest Stone Age culture. Things available for display include a large collection of tools and the northernmost discovery of the now extinct great auk. The Emanuel A Petersen Art Museum, offers an exotic collection of Greenlandic landscapes, mostly the works of the eponymous Danish artist, Petersen.

The Qaqortoq Museum, housed in a tar-blackened building, dating back to 1804, hosts the works of explorer Knud Rasmussen when he was preparing his later expeditions and that of the famous American aviator Charles Lindbergh when he was scouting sites for a Pan Am stopover airport.

The Harmandir Sahib: The Golden Temple, Amritsar

The Harmandir Sahib: The Golden Temple, Amritsar



The Golden Temple also known as The Harmandir Sahib is a symbol of unity, equality and human brotherhood. The Golden Temple is located in the city Amritsar, Punjab. It was built by Guru Arjan, a Sikh guru in the 16th century. The Golden Temple is known for its unique Sikh architecture but still maintaining its secular policies. People irrespective of their differences based on cast, creed or race are allowed to seek the blessings and spiritual solace. This is depicted by the four entrances to get into the Temple symbolizing the openness towards all people irrespective of their religion. Guru Granth Sahib the holiest text of Sikhs is the soul of this temple and is always present inside the Gurudwara. The Harmandir Sahib’s main purpose is to serve as a place of worship for both men and women from all walks of life and serving its purpose more than one lakh people visit the holy memorial every day. The Gurudwara in its divine state teaches us the lessons of humility and impartiality.


Amritsar literally means “ Pool of the Nectar of Immortality “. It is believed that Guru Ram Das the fourth guru of Sikhism excavated a tank in the 16th century which consequently was called as Amritsar, giving the same name to the city that grew around it. The Harmandir Sahib means “ The Domicile of God “. It is believed that in due course this Sikh edifice, The Harmandir Sahib rose in the middle of this tank which further lead to this place to become the ultimate centre of Sikhism.


golden temple

Guru Arjan Sahib is the architect of Sri Harmandir Sahib. He visualised the initiative of constructing a central hub of worship for the Sikhs. It is believed that the construction work on the tank started around 1570. It is a common fallacy that the foundation stone for this monument was laid by the Sufi saint Mian Mir but the truth is that the foundation stone was laid by the architect Guru Arjan Sahib himself. Sri Harmandir Sahib has Four entrances and the Temple is relatively lower level than the surrounding ground level so that devotees would have to step down in order to enter into the temple which is contradictory to the usual practice of building temple on highlands. The complete construction of the Gurudwara was completed in 1604. Further The Guru Granth Sahib was installed in it by its architect Guru Arjan and Baba Budha was appointed as the first reader also called as Granthi. History says that the Golden temple was attacked by the Afghans and was significantly rebuilt in the 1760’s.




The main Temple is encircled by a holy tank known as the Sarovar which contains the holy water called as “ Amrit ”. There are many memorials to past Sikh gurus inside the temple complex. Dedicatory inscriptions of all the Sikh soldiers who sacrificed their lives during world wars I and II and many other memorial plaques are also present inside the temple complex as a token of honour. Three holy trees also called as “ bers ” are present inside the temple complex each signifying a historical event or Sikh saint.

There lies no restriction based on religion, colour, creed or gender keeping with the rules observed at all Sikh Gurudwars. But when it comes to the behaviour of the visitors the Harmandir Sahib has few restrictions. Prime importance is given to the maintenance of purity of the sacred place. Visitors are expected to remove their shoes, wash their feet in the small pool of water and wear a head scarf as a symbol of respect. The Harmandir Sahib more than a place of religious importance runs one of the world’s largest free kitchen. It serves more than one lakh people on average every day. Flat bread and lentil soup is served in the meal. First time visitors before proceeding to the main temple complex are advised to begin their visit at the information centre.

The Harmandir Sahib has both fascinating as well as a violent history attached to it. Down the years the temple experienced attacks by afghans, Mughals and even Indian army during Blue star operation.The coating of gold over the temple was severely damaged during the Blue Star operation. These tragedies left the temple in need of reconstruction. The ladies of Sikh community voluntarily contributed their gold ornaments for renovation of the damaged areas. Another feature which attracts the entire visitors is the service mind of the Sikhs. The services like cleaning of the temple and surroundings, safeguarding the foot wears of the visitors, cleaning of vessels are being carried out by the devotees. While coming to the temple all the devotees are happily making them involved in such services for some time without the command or request of anyone, considering it as a part of their worship. A museum functioning in the Temple helps a new visitor to have a general idea about the Temple and its history.

The historical place Jalian Wallah Bagh, the monument of one of the very disastrous massacre during the Indian Independence War, is in close proximity to Golden Temple. Another prominent place where one can find a pulse brimming patriotism and a transformation from devotion to nationalism which is about 40 km from the historical monument is “The Wagah Border”, the frontier of India and Pakistan.


arts and sculptures

The canopy of the Harmandir Sahib is made with gold and decorated with precious stones. Almost most of the present decorative trimming and the marble works in the temple dates back to the 19th century. All these eminent works were conducted under the patronage of Emperor Ranjit Singh, Hukam Singh Chimni and Emperor Ranjit Singh. At the beginning of the causeway to the Harmandir Sahib there stands an arch by name “The Darshani Deorhi arch” which is 203 feets high and 20 feets wide. The gold plating on the Harmandir Sahib was begun by Ranjit Singh and was finished in 1830. Maharaja Ranjit Singh is affectionately remembered as a major patron of wealth and resources for the shrine including the gold plating on the Harmandir Sahib.


 “ Vaisakhi “ is the most prominent festival celebrated in the second week of April. This festival is usually celebrated on 13th of April with passion and dedication in the Harmandir Sahib as a tribute to the founding of Khalsa on this day. Other important occasions such as Guru Nanak’s birthday, martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur are also celebrated with religious importance. The Harmandir Sahib is beautifully illuminated with lamps on these occasions thus adding its beauty.

The Real World Animal Planet – Ocean Park, Honk Kong

The Real World Animal Planet – Ocean Park, Honk Kong

Ocean Park

WOW! It’s my Park. This theme park is really one of its kinds and will definitely make you say their tag line at the end of the day. Ocean Park is an elephantine amusement park. Situated in Wong Chuk Hang, a southern district in the Honk Kong city, the park comprises of an animal theme park, marine mammals exhibit, an adventure zone with roller coasters and so much more. Opened in the year 1977, by Sir Murray MacLehose (the then Governor), this park has made it to the list of the top 50 tourist attractions in the World. The entire park is divided into two parts on a broader scale, namely, the Summit and the Waterfront. The Summit is the dry rides and adventure zone area, while the Waterfront is the area where all the marine animals are displayed. The two parts of the park are connected by a cable car for the convenience of its visitors. It not only has aimed at enchanting their audience, but also, at intertwining fun and education. This has made them bag one of the most esteemed awards of the industry, the biannual Applause Award.

The Summit

Sea jelly spectacular       Pacific Pier OP

The highlands or the peak of the mountain encompasses the perilous rides of the park. With an astounding view and immense height the summit perfectly makes your eyes pop out of joy, excitement and thrill.  This section is further split up into five subsections; The Marine World, Thrill Mountain, Adventure Land, Polar Adventure and the Rainforest. Full of mind boggling things and escapades, this place makes you laugh and yell out simultaneously. The Sea Jelly Spectacular leaves the public awestruck with its large collection of jelly fish from all over the world and the atmosphere created with the soft music, lighting and special multimedia effects. The Pacific Pier takes you to the rocky mountain like habitat where in you can take a peek at the life style of the sea lions and seals. Interested in aquariums? Well then you found the right place; because this section has one of the largest fresh water aquariums (3500 sq. m.) which houses the rare Chinese sturgeons.

Thrill mountain    Garden of joy

As against these sections which sooth your soul, these other sections are made to freak you out to the core. The Dragon roller coaster; well the name says it all! It is a huge roller coaster which makes your soothed soul go bonkers. Then there is this Crazy Galleon, a ship that sweeps you to heights that you feel as if you are really floating in the air. There are many more rides like the Abyss, the Flying Swing etc. which help you feel light in your head. And all this while when you are crying out loud, your parents and folks who are not interested in doing the same can have a gala time at the Garden of Joy wherein, a landscaped sitting area is provided with lush green gardens, streams with multicolored Koi fish, and bridges.

polar adventure       rainforest OP

The Polar Adventure brings you to the Earth caps so as to witness the surreal and solitary world of the pacific walruses, spotted seals, snow owls and sea lions of the North Pole; and the penguins and arctic fox from the South Pole. The Rainforest section invites you to visit the phenomenal species of green anaconda, aracari, capybara etc. from the sub-tropical regions of the world. All in all, the Summit really takes you to the peaks of exhilaration and mirth.

The Waterfront

Grand aquarium OP   old honk kong

Suiting its name to a T, this zone ensures splashes of water all around you. The Waterfront splits up into three sections, Aqua City, Amazing Asian Animals and Whiskers Harbor. The superlative form of aquarium has the largest viewing dome of the world. Grand Aquarium shelters more than 4000 varieties of fish where one can take a walk through the Reef tunnel and Panaromic Ocean and admire its grandeur. Apart from the aquarium, the section also has a place called the Old Honk Kong. It features the culture, lifestyle and cuisines of Honk Kong from the 1950s to 1970s. it exhibits the replicas of the then famous tong-lau style architecture of the houses, tram cars, local street food and beverages and also the Edinburgh Place Ferry  Pier’s clock tower. The Sea Carousel and Waterfront Plaza are also one of its kinds and surely deserve a visit.

arctic fox    panda

The Amazing Asian Animals is very popular for the pandas that it houses. When you come here, do not forget to greet the park’s oldest two pandas An An and Jia Jia along with two monkeys Hu Hu and Le Le from Sichuan. Amazing Asian Animals also present you the striking species of gold fish, alligators, birds and small clawed otter.

Whiskers harbour op

Whiskers Harbor, I bet, is the most adored place of all the parents as they can let their kids enjoy and have some time for themselves. The tailor-made fairyland place for kids, the Whiskers Harbor has fun games for your little ones. Merry go round, Story corner, Clown a Round and so many more that the kids forget to cry that day! Don’t miss out on the Symbio, the world’s one and only 360 degree water screen.

Symbio Ocean Park

So, for spending your leisure time in a completely energy packed and invigorating way, I would advise you to visit this splendid park. A place for all age groups to get intoxicated, Ocean Park really makes you meet your extreme emotions of joy, fear and anxiety. Truly a superb experience of a lifetime!

Beijing Bites, Bangalore

Beijing Bites, Bangalore

beijingbBeijing Bites is a flourished restaurant located in the capital city of Karnataka, that is Bangalore or even known as Bengaluru. Beijing Bites gets its name after the capital city of China which is Beijing. It is an excellent value for money restaurant as it takes the pride of being the only Thai and Chinese cuisine in Bangalore and has flourished itself all over prime locations of the city. It is one of the largest chain restaurant in Bangalore and it has 36 branches all over the city and is continuing to spread even more over the period of time.

Beijing Bites is an affordable restaurant which offers and is inspired by Chinese and Thai cuisines. They serve contemporary styles of Chinese and Thai cuisines cooked to its perfection by the finest chefs in the country available. They provide their customers with a wholesome, healthy and the pureness of authentic food. This quality of Beijing Bites is the cornerstone of their chain of restaurants.

chicken steamed

The restaurant, Beijing Bites have been serving the citizens of Bangalore since last twelve years with their delightful delicacies from far-east and because of which in today’s era it is known for its detectable pan Asian Flavors offered and served. This restaurant is Bangalore’s leading Chinese and Thai cuisine restaurant with its in all 36 outlets in the city’s prominent areas and it has established its presence at major malls and tech-parks. As this restaurant being in almost every neighborhood of Bangalore, Beijing Bites is always and forever loved by all the sections of the city’s society. Keep the choice, wants, tastes and preferences of the customer’s choice and satisfaction in mind, all the dishes prepared in here are set to perfection and served with great care and dedication to quality. They would never compromise on the quality of the food which is to be served as all the ingredients used for the preparation of the dishes is of superior quality and are sourced from the best vendors.

Beijing Bites at mallsAt Beijing Bites, they not only provide the visitors with a range of oriental cuisines but also attach a great value for money which offers affordable and nutritious dining offers with variety of options attached to it. As this restaurant is very much affordable a meal for two can be accomplishes within 200-400 Indian rupees. The operating time for this restaurant is 11.a.m. to 3.30.p.m. and 7.p.m. to 11.p.m. whereas in malls and tech-parks the timing varied from 11.a.m. to 11.p.m.

beijing_bitesIts pride itself is it being a  New age Chinese and Thai cuisine restaurant due to its simple and yet a pleasing decor. The ambiance of the restaurant is very much authentic. Its cozy ambiance consists of soothing blue upholstery and filled with Buddha figurines which helps to have a sigh of relief from the madness and raging crowd of the city. The good food and excellent service at Beijing Bites is extremely popular among the young crowd as it is prompt and doesn’t let the hungry lads pang their thrive for a long time. It is cheaper to the pockets and very much affordable to all.

chili basil chickenThe specialty dishes of this restaurant includes the steamed dishes, Chopsueys and Chowmeins. It even includes fried prawns, Lemon Basil chicken, the Thai red curry, Crispy Peking Lamb, Hunan Tofu, Dragon rolls with garlic sauce, Chili chowmein, Stir fried Broccoli, Mafu Tofu, Phad Thai, Mixed Fuyong, Spinach chicken, chicken steak in Szechwan sauce, dish in picked chili sauce, prawn Koi Thai and lots of other dishes are offered in the menu over here as the specialty dishes. Whereas Lemon Basil Chicken and Thai curry are the signature dishes.

beijing_bites_vijay_nagar1The restaurants is air conditioned and takes reservations and bookings for the table in advance. They even welcome walk-in visitors in the restaurants. This restaurant serves not only vegetarian but also non-vegetarian food but they also offer an option of pure vegetarian restaurants at some its branches. It even offers variety of beverages and desserts as well. They have the facility of parking for the visitors with vehicles. This place is termed to be the best for young groups and kids who would like to treat their friends for lunch or dinner. It is even advisable for birthday parties and celebration of various occasions. They even provide take out and home delivery services. Beijing Bites s own catering service scheme for big parties and occasions.

The payment option offered here in the restaurant can be done with the help of hard cash. Even the option of Visa, MasterCard is open for the payment of bills. The customers can use the facility of AMEX, coupons, food coupons, debit cards and other category of cards in their convenience as is convenient for them. Thus the restaurant is proved to be flexible as well in terms of payment issues.

beijing bitesThe basic goal of this restaurant is to keep the customers happy and they would end up coming back again and again. If someone happens to be a Chinese lover than this is the best place to be suggested to visit in Bangalore. Being a socially aware and established restaurant it likes to keep a check on the impact of their business on the environment and they are committed to using environmentally viable methods. This restaurant can be proved as an ultimate experience for the consumption of authentic Chinese and Thai cuisine in Bangalore.

Deep Dish Pizza from Chicago

Deep Dish Pizza from Chicago

Pizzeria_Uno_Chicago-style_deep-dish_pizzaChicago style deep dish pizza is one of the tourist attraction in Chicago. It has taken over all the eatery and is flourishing all over the place. This includes several varieties of different styles of pizza which were developed in Chicago itself. Chicago style deep dish pizza has a crust up to three inches tall on the side edges so that the fillers can be filled in exclusively which includes large enormous amount of cheese and huge chunks of tomato sauce into it. Not only the deep dish style but also the stuffed style pizzas are very famous in here. Most of the pizzerias in Chicago serves thin crust pizza. The Chicago style pizza is commonly known as the deep dish style pizza outside Chicago.

Pequod's pizza with pepperoni, giardiniera, and garlic.This Chicago style deep dish pizza was actually invented at Pizzeria Uno in the year 1943 and the owner of this fascinating place was Ike Sewell but however it was said that the original pizza chef Rudy Malnati developed this recipe and made it famous worldwide now. He discovered this unique style of pizza creation which was kind of a combination of a regular and stuffed pizza. The basic difference between a deep dish pizza and most of the other pizzas is that the crust of other pizzas are comparatively very thin than that of the deep dish. The deep dish style resembles more of a pie like character than a flatbread which is the basic for of pizza bread offered earlier. Although the deep dish altogether is very thick but in traditional Chicago style deep dish, the crust is very thin on its own to medium thickness but it is not to be confused with the other style of pizza created outside of Chicago which uses thicker crust and is usually known as a pan pizza which is totally different than that of deep dish pizza.

The basic deep dish style pizza is authentically baked in a round steel pan that is more similar and familiar to pie pan or a cake tin. The pan is oiled in order to allow the fried effect to it. The thick layer of toppings used in deep-dish pizza requires a longer baking time eventually which could burn cheese or other toppings if they were used as the top layer of the pizza as usual. Due of this process the toppings are assembled upside-down from their usual method of cooking the pizza. The crust is covered with cheese known as mozzarella which is commonly and generally used on the top of the pizza, followed by various meat options such as pepperoni or sausage.

The various places and restaurants in Chicago where the famous deep dish pizzas can be available.

deepdishPizzeria Uno
29 East Ohio Chicago,
IL 60611
P: 312-321-1000.

Pizzeria Uno was initiated by the owner of the place Ike Sewell and this was the very first place where the Chicago style deep dish pizza was invented and slowing took a step forward in flourishing itself and becoming famous all over the place.

pequodPequod’s Pizza
2207 N. Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 327-1512.

In 2011,It was said that Pequod’s pizza produced the best pizza in Illinois and praising the pizzeria for using cast-iron pans lined with a dash of mozzarella on the top that gives a glazing effect to the pizza and a crust of crispy, salty, caramelized cheese which is delicious. The crust is not heavy or doughy and it contains a pie that is neither too soupy nor too cheesy. It is recommended over there that ordering a plain cheese pizza in here by saying that toppings are an unnecessary distraction to the pizza’s perfection.


The Art of Pizza
3033 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 327-5600.

The Art of pizza’s is owned by Art Shabez which is on the North Ashland Avenue near Lincoln and Belmont. Art of Pizza is named the No. 1 provider of deep-dish pizza in Chicago as the virtues of its near-perfect is observed and golden-brown crust and the nice, hereby flavors of the sauce. Diners can choose from 21 different toppings or try one of Art’s special pizzas like Art’s Meaty Delight, which comes topped with sausage, bacon, ground beef, pepperoni and sliced beef and many more but these are the famous ones which are in high demand.

2204 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 472-7400.

this place is consistent in creation of great deep-dish pizza which is why this place is an excluded restaurants with dozens of locations, like Giordano’s and Lou Malnati’s. Dan Bacin initiated the first Bacino’s 30 years ago, and while there are now four locations so far he has been able to maintain a high standard of quality at all of them and which cannot be differentiated or compared. All quality ingredients is everything freshly used and made from scratch offering the freshness of the products which makes the visitors as they leave the restaurant with a big smile on their faces.


864 N. State St
Chicago, IL
(312) 751-1766.

Rudy Malnati Jr. is the man who opened the first Pizano’s in 1991 by using the knowledge handed down from his father, Rudy Sr. who founded Pizzeria Uno way back in 1943. The younger Malnati continues to get deep-dish right at all four of his local locations. Visitors and reviewers also praise the other menu items, including traditional Italian pasta and chicken dishes which are available in here.