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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

Order Outside Your Comfort Zone at Packing House

The West Loop Restaurant Serves Up Novel Dishes Along with Delicious Cocktails!

August 11, 2014
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Samantha Nelson

The owners of Market reconcepted the West Loop sports bar this year, reopening in April at Packing House. With chef Amanda Barnes of City Tavern and Purple Pig at the helm, the restaurant is serving up awesome and adventurous fare with delicious cocktails to match. The refurbished space features plush booths and chairs, with bookcases along the walls and TVs set into frames depicting digital artwork. If you still need a sports fix, the sets in the bar area’s brick walls have you covered. We started with two of the restaurant’s signature cocktails, a perfect Moscow Mule with plenty of kick from the ginger beer, and the ultra-smooth Packing House Sour, Bulleit …  Read more

Stay Current

By: Symone Tripodis

August 4, 2014
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In Chicago, we seriously love our brunch. Seriously. It’s all anyone ever talks about. We envy others that have tried the newest brunch menus at the trendiest of restaurants, and we do our damnedest to find the next hidden gem every Saturday or Sunday morning (sometimes both). Well, not to rub it in your face, but we found it. It’s not in Boystown, Lincoln Park or hidden in some alley downtown. Your newest delicious destination is waiting for you at the W Chicago Lakeshore. We know what you’re thinking…a hotel restaurant? Do not be intimated by overpriced parking and too-good views of Lake Michigan — the W’s new restaurant, Current, is …  Read more