Gary Bougie is a true master of his craft. SLYCE Coal Fired Pizza Co. has grown from humble suburban beginnings into a nationally recognized pizzeria. Gary was kind enough to spare some time (on his day off) to chat about his pizza beginnings as a youngster, how SLYCE began, his thoughts on traditional American pies, and his philosophy on pizza.

Recently Zagat rated, this small northwest Chicago pizzeria crafts pies with precision, quality ingredients and bold simplicity. SLYCE is one of Chicago’s few coal fired pizza offerings, and rightfully earns their spot in Chicago’s pizza scene. The warm atmosphere and comfortable seating are complemented by the wonderful aroma.

Menu features to look out for are 15 specialty pies, including 5 white pizzas, with a build your own option. Sandwiches, small plates and salads round out the rest of the food offerings. For beverages, SLYCE is offering some great Italian-influenced wines, along with a tremendous beer selection both tap and bottled.