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"Food Wars" Pits Malnati's Against Uno

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Sep 27, 2010 7:00PM

Travel Channel's "Food Wars" airs a special episode Wednesday pitting the two most popular pizza casserole deep dish pizza names in town — Lou Malnati's and Pizzeria Uno — against each other for ultimate bragging rights. The term "grudge match" is often overused, but fitting in this case, given the intertwining histories of the two chains. Lou Malnati's father, Rudy, has long been noted as the creator of the deep dish style while he worked for Ike Sewell at Pizzeria Uno.

We've seen the full episode and were sworn to total secrecy as to who wins, but check out this preview and tune in at 9 p.m. Wednesday.