If you know someone in Chicago who wants to help you out, he or she can advance-order the "Buttercrust," pick it up, and have it shipped it to you. But Gourmanda has found that, even when ordered hot as carry-out and consumed just 10 minutes later, the pie is not as crisp and irresistible as it is eaten on site.
Giordano's? Gino's East? These are for out-of-towners.
Lou Malnati's has many metro Chicago locations now-a-days, including a whopping Near North Side location (convenient to downtown) opened in July. Gourmanda sticks to the Lincolnwood original.