Taste trends come and go. When a food trend hits national, it goes big. Restaurants put it on the menu and it becomes available in the grocery store. Think about sriracha sauce, then Nashville hot to hot honey as an example from the spicy category.

Same for pizza. During the roaring pandemic days of the early 2020s, Detroit Pizza was having a moment. It was on restaurant menus and snuck into the frozen food isle. Little Caesars, with its Detroit founding, used the term during the era for its offering of rectangular deep dish for the first time.

But, trends fade and the world finds new loves. In the pizza realm the new hot thing is from another Midwest city. There are a few locales that claim a unique style of pizza. St Louis style is all about a locally-made Provel cheese while Quad Cities pizza has a unique crust and toppings under the cheese.

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It's Chicago that's the new national pizza darling. And, no not the gutbomb that is the city's well known deep dish style. Chicagoans will tell you that pizza is for the tourists. True Chicago pizza is thin 'tavern style.' Although even the term 'tavern style' is in dispute by some in Chicagoland who refuse to use the term.

But it's Tavern Style that's caught on nationally with brands like Tombstone adding the Tavern Style thin crust pizzas to grocery store freezers, even in national chains like Target, in meat and primo varieties.

Tombstone Tavern Style pizza
Tombstone via Target.com - Canva

If you're, up to now, uninitiated into Tavern Style, Here's an unquestionably authentic Chicago tavern-style pizza from a place called Villa Nova in south suburban Stickney.

While Tavern Style may be the in-thing in pizza, longtime chains like Jet's and Buddy's will ensure Detroit style deep dish isn't ever going anywhere.

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