Nikola Vucevic Has Chimed in on the Deep Dish Debate
With his free agency looming, Nikola Vucevic has answered the question we’ve all been waiting for!
While appearing on the Off Guard with Austin River, Vucevic’s NBA colleague and his co-host Pausha Haghighi couldn’t help but ask about … one of Chicago’s most iconic dishes. Wondering how quickly he dove into the deep dish scene once arriving in the city a couple of years back, Vucevic didn’t hesitate to make his opinion of the pizza known.
“I’ll say this, the real deep dish pizza, no, that’s not a pizza. That’s like a tomato sauce pie. But I will say this, there’s this spot in Chicago, it’s called Pequod’s. I will say it’s like a mix of a Detroit style and a deep dish.”
Now, I think tomato sauce pie is a little much, but he does sound like a true Chicagoan expressing some frustration over the question! The fact that outsiders assume people in Chicago are ordering a full deep-dish pizza on the regular is nuts. Tavern style will forever be the far more popular choice.
With that said, I respect the heck out of Vooch for giving the Chicago staple, Pequod’s, a shoutout. You know he’s been well-acclimated into the city when he’s throwing out that name. He also didn’t stop there with the Chicago love. Not only did he claim that the only city in the country that competes with Chicago “food wise” is New York, but he threw the United Center in his top-3 favorite places to play.
“New York. I love New York. The Garden and the Boston Garden, too. The United Center, I play there now, but it’s still one of my favorites. Those three.”
I know it would be shocking if a current Chicago Bull didn’t throw their home arena onto their list. But Vucevic made sure to clarify that it’s always been on his list as a long-time Jordan fanatic.
Anyway, I guess we now know the Bulls’ free agency pitch to retain Vucevic should include a Peqoud’s dinner under the six banners. Good to know!
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