‘Best in Chow’ brings more pizza battles to Chicago — this time, a civil war

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Chicago’s pizza wars rage on with another battle scheduled for Wednesday. Unlike the city’s recent dust-up with Jon Stewart, this one’s solely a domestic dispute.

Three very different local pizzerias will compete on the Cooking Channel’s “Best in Chow,” airing at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Host Cris Nannarone and a team of judges from The Second City dig into a deep-dish pepperoni sausage pie at Burt’s Place in Morton Grove, the thin-crust Nduja pizza at Coalfire and the steak nacho pizza from Dimo’s. In the end, one of the pizza makers is crowned winner and given a cheezy trophy at Navy Pier.

In each episode of “Best in Chow,” standup comedian Nannarone travels somewhere in search of a locale’s best pizza, taco or other popular food. An episode last month also took place in Chicago, where Nannarone went looking for the best burger.

The show’s “Pizza Wars Chicago” is not to be confused with the Great Pizza War of 2013, a bitter battle launched when Jon Stewart ripped into Chicago deep-dish last month on “The Daily Show:”

What do you think of “Best in Chow’s” choices for the city’s top pizza? Was your favorite left off the list?

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