Piece Brewery & Pizzeria, Chicago, IL.
Most Chicagoans might not tell you that the city's famous deep dish pizza is the type of thing you eat once every year or so, they have too much pride to admit that. Yet those monster pies are basically like Thanksgiving turkey or candy corns around Halloween, they're things you save for special occasions.
Under normal circumstances, putting a place like Piece on a list like this, with its New Haven-style pizzas, might be tantamount to sacrilege. You normally wouldn't go into a major city like Chicago and say anything from anywhere, especially pizza, is better. But since 2001, this pizzeria and brewery has been busy making locals realize that it is perfectly fine if they stray from the deep dish from time to time. Serving up red, white, and plain pizzas with a catalog of fresh toppings, you're going to feel quite nice wobbling out of this place that specializes in two of the best things on the planet: pizza and beer.