Lou Malnati’s

This one is for all of my friends who claim that Lou’s is the best pizza in Chicago. I love Lou’s and always have, but as I was growing up, I was always a bit peeved at my friends because they were OBSESSED… but I am an equal opportunity pizza lover. Anyway, a new Lou Malnati’s popped up in the Gold Coast next to the Cedar Hotel. You can imagine my excitement when I turned the corner from my apartment to see a ‘Coming Soon’ sign for Lou’s in my neighborhood. Lou Malnati’s officially opened July 4th, but Jon & I were invited to check it out a few days before as the staff was getting acclimated.

(-Loumalnatis.com)

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Mama Milano Neopolitan Pizza Bar

Since reading this article (The Dish, ChicagoMag.com) over two months ago, I have had my eye on Wells Street awaiting the opening of Mama Milano- a new pizzeria concept in Old Town.

Friends can attest to my excitement. They have witnessed me walking up to the construction-covered entrance of the restaurant, itching to get inside.

Finally, when I was least expecting it, I spotted the opened restaurant during the Wells Street Art Festival and darted over to check it out. (Sorry to Jon, Lisa, and Sam for running away from you at the fair!)

The well-lit Mama Milano Pizza Bar

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Taste of Waukegan

It was only fitting that on my last day of work at my client in Waukegan, we would eat pizza. Waukegan, Illinois is not known for its pizza, but just like any neighborhood, the locals know where to get the best.

Pizza Sampling Line

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Backcountry Pizza & Tap House

Garden Fresh Pizza at Backcountry Pizza & Tap House
Sending a big hello after this lovely Memorial Day weekend… well at least the weather was lovely in Boulder, Colorado! I spent the weekend in Boulder with my sister and was not envious of the crummy weather in Chicago (except for a HOT Monday). Her boyfriend, Josh, had been raving about a new pizzeria that opened, so we had to check it out ;). Ariel, Josh, and I were joined by our cousin, Sarah, and her friend Ali who were visiting from Colorado Springs.

Backcountry Pizza & Tap House is located near the downtown area, but set away from the hustle and bustle. We drove over for some pizza & beer to start off our Saturday night.

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Davanti Enoteca

Pizza D.O.C. -Davanti Enoteca

Pizza D.O.C.- Davanti Enoteca

I have been hearing great reviews about the newest restaurant from Scott Harris, Davanti Enoteca. Finally, Jon and I made a date to check out this great venue in Little Italy. Davanti Enoteca is a ‘no reservations’ small plates restaurant. Arriving around 5pm is highly encouraged or you should expect a wait.

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