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I grew up going to Barnaby’s Family Inn in Northbrook (960 Skokie Blvd.) many a Friday night with my fam when I was a wee one. Great pizza, solid bar food, plus you save a few on tip since they sport counter service.
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Jill n I swung through the Des Plaines location (636 E. Touhy Ave.) on our way back from the burbs to relive the great pizza we both enjoyed during our childhood.
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The 10″ sausage pizza was only about $8 – a steal these days. Barnaby’s sets itself apart from the rest through their unique cornmeal crust.  Super thin and really crispy, the crust has a pronounced flavor.  Rich and almost brioche-like, it is consistently one of the better tasting crusts around. Unfortunately, this location doesn’t offer the Ritz ‘n Pimento cheese station – Northbrook patrons know what I’m saying. Its always nice to have a lil amuse bouche before you even sit down.
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Their pizzas are topped with delicous sweet and tangy homemade sauce, real mozzarella cheese and a nice sausage that’s clearly a local Chicago brand.  There once was a location in Schaumburg on Golf road which, after much public protest, closed for unknown reasons.  Luckily, we still have a couple locations around the burbs to get our Barnaby’s fix.  Now if only they opened a location in the city Jill remarks…
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I’m hungry. Lets eat!

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