Eastside Cafe Pizza- Whole Foods

Jon & I rented a car one day, and when we couldn’t think of anything else to do, we decided to eat. With Jon’s roommate, Sal, as our accomplice, we headed to Whole Foods in the South Loop to conquer dinner… but we didn’t have ANY idea what to eat. After going back and forth about eating the ready-made food in the grocery store, we decided to grab a few items and head back to their apartment in the loop.

While we were looking for random fixings (chips & salsa, booze, etc), we happened across some ZA on sale in the center bin of the frozen section. I was intrigued for the following reasons: #1- It was cheap!! $6 per pizza is not a bad deal in Whole Foods, although it is still more costly than Jack’s pizza. #2- The cheese was NOODLE-like. Noodles? Pizza? I was confused and excitedly anxious to try some. Continue reading Eastside Cafe Pizza- Whole Foods

Feast Restaurant

I had a great meal last week with my friend Lauren. We met up at Feast in the Gold Coast for an early dinner. It was great weather, so we sat outside and enjoyed some fresh bread while we perused the menu. Lauren chose the fiesta salad, which I was eying as well, but then my glance went to their ‘pizza’ section and I was hooked.

I ordered the Margherita pizza although they did have a few other options available. Restaurants that serve pizza are always a bit different than true pizzerias, but I couldn’t resist. Continue reading Feast Restaurant

Home Run Inn Pizza

This is a big post, folks: In the past few weeks, I went to a free-standing Home Run Inn Pizzeria AND tried their new Ultra-Thin Frozen pizza… Needless to say, it was a ton of fun 🙂


I have always grown up loving Home Run Inn frozen pizza… it’s a Chicagoland thing for sure. The frozen par-baked pizza cooks up perfectly with its flaky butter crust. This was a staple in my house because of my dad’s continued obsession with the pizza. In fact, a few months ago, my dad ordered a variety pack of HRI pizzas to be shipped to his house in Florida because they originally didn’t sell it in the grocery stores.

There is a new kind of pizza out! Home Run Inn Ultra Thin Frozen pizzas… less carbs, healthier option (280-380 calories per 6 inches of pizza). After work last week, I stopped off at the Jewel to see the assortment of pizzas from Home Run Inn. Although I was tempted to get the same old regular cheese pizza, I couldn’t help but compare the calorie count to the ultra-thin. Continue reading Home Run Inn Pizza

Pizzeria Regina- Boston

Boston is a great city. I had never been before, and I’ve always been interested in exploring the USA since I came back from Europe. I went to see my friend, Alexi, and my one and only request was to go out for pizza at a well-rated pizzeria. She probably already had this in mind, but of course I had to reinforce this desire. So she checked her sources to learn that Pizzeria Regina was the best around, and I confirmed with mine that it was part of Boston pizza lists.

On Friday night, Alexi, her friend Gina, and I headed to the famous North End to sample some of the greatness in Boston. There was a line outside the restaurant, so we took time for a photo opportunity! The General Manager, Richie Zapata, was seating parties and estimating wait times, clearly working to handle the busy crowd. Continue reading Pizzeria Regina- Boston

Homemade Pizza (by Jori Griffith)

I am guilty of sitting on facebook every so often (or all the time), and a pizza photo came through my news feed—it looked SO good. It turns out the post was from Jori Griffith, a friend from high school who just got married! Anyway, I asked her for her ‘recipe’ and wanted to […]