Why do we bother with this category every year? Maybe it's to take into account the scant possibility that some other pizza joint might come along with a thick-crust that can top the phantasmagoria that is a Chicago-style Black Thorn pie. Pizza this dense, this formidable, this architecturally mind-blowing, this stacked with blue-collar toppings doesn't grow on trees. We're talking pizza so sturdy you could strap a pair of slices on your feet and use them as shoes. Once again, Black Thorn, we salute you.