Growing up in Wisconsin and spending many summer days in Chicago, I never gave pizza a second thought. Oh, I ate it as much as I could. I just never thought much about it. When my wife and I moved to Los Angeles in 1980 we found out that the life we left behind meant pizza as well. We spent the last 30 years searching the Los Angeles area for the pizza we loved and left in the Midwest. Oh, we flirted with some pizza in LA but we ended up ordering frozen pizzas from Chicago and making the annual trek back to Chicago and Wisconsin to see family and to get some real pizza.
Well, I am here to tell you that the search is over. We heard about a couple of Chicago brothers that moved to LA and opened a “Chicago-style” pizza place. We heard that tale before but when I saw the menu and read the story of three brothers growing up in the Chicago area we thought that maybe this time will be different. Well it is.
Adam and Michael Goldberg took the recipes and ideas from brother Scott (who had a pizza joint in Chicago voted “South Chicago’s Best Pizza) and opened three stores in the South Bay named Fresh Brothers. Since I found the store in Marina Del Rey in December I have made a pest of myself by not only eating in the store but making Adam sell me fresh pizzas that I take home uncooked for future cooking and devouring.
The pizza is so good I haven’t had time to explore the rest of the menu. But based on the pizza, I’m sure the rest of the food is great. I am a thin crust man, but my buddy in the office (born in Chicago) swears the thick crust is as good as made in Chicago.
So give them a try and let them know that Jeff from the Valley will be visiting soon.
Now, if I could only get the Cubs a World Series ring.
MANHATTAN BEACH REDONDO BEACH MARINA DEL REY
2008 N. SEPULVEDA BLVD. 407 N. PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY 4722 ½ ADMIRALTY WAY
(310) 546-4444 (310) 374-5678 (310) 823-3800
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