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Classic Chicago restaurant: Marie's Pizza & Liquors

Classic Chicago restaurant: Marie's Pizza & Liquors

In honor of National Pizza Day, we present an oldie but goody: A few years ago, the Mayfair restaurant Marie's Pizza & Liquors appeared on the popular WTTW review show "Check, Please." Two of that week's three citizen reviewers liked Marie's. The third reviewer hated it. He was a classic hipster type. He used words like "dump" and "frightening" and, imagining the clientele, "street walkers and floozies." He appreciated nostalgia, he said, but the place was "a mess." I remember screaming at the TV, that this guy would pay a lot of money to eat in a swankier restaurant calculated to capture the...

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