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Pizano’s Lincoln Park Opening

By: Jen Pircon

August 11, 2014
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Chicago is serious about its pizza. And Pizano’s is no exception. Founded in 1991 by Rudy Malnati Jr., Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta is cooked up with rich, Italian tradition topped with a warm and inviting atmosphere. The restaurant opened its newest location in Lincoln Park last week, marking its fifth location in the Windy City. What keeps Chicagoans’ appetite thriving for Pizano’s? Although its deep dish gives Chicago-style pizza a run for its dough, it’s Pizano’s famous thin crust pizza that keeps people craving more. Oprah called the pizza “her favorite” and USA Today listed it as Top Ten in the Nation. Cheeky’s opinion? A resounding “Agreed!” as the pastry-like thin …  Read more

Savor Mexican Flavor and Live Más!

By: Debra Lipson

July 14, 2014
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I’ve never met a fish taco I didn’t like. Tortilla wrapped, charred seafood goodness layered with zesty toppings — it’s edible paradise on a platter! Last week, a girlfriend and I sank our teeth into the city’s latest offerings at Más. The recently opened West Loop spot is helmed by Executive Chef and Partner Yanitzin Sanchez (Sabor Saveur, CiNe). Sanchez’s modern Mexican menu riffs on culinary fusion with savory tacos, fresh crudos, an array of dips and shareable plates featuring Latin and global influences. The food focus is undoubtedly fresh, seasonal fare with an authentic kick evident in playful presentation and unusual flavor pairings. Less is truly more at Más. A swanky, …  Read more

Jimmy Shakes Things Up

Jimmy's Spring Cocktail Menu Offers Sippers for all Tastes!

May 19, 2014
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Samantha Nelson

While in-the-know cocktail enthusiasts have been coming to Jimmy since it opened in August, The James hotel’s famous bar is about to get a lot more public. The speakeasy-style spot currently has no signage. (You’d have to know it was there to figure out you should walk through the butcher-paper covered door in the back of Burke’s Bacon Bar and head downstairs through multiple levels of metal-beaded curtains.) But good news: The Bacon Bar is now closed, and Jimmy will be taking over the extra space in mid-June to open a patio, where it will serve some new signature cocktails. If you want to be ahead of the curve, stop in now …  Read more