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.


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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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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

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

National Deep Dish Pizza Day-Anastasia’s

On Tuesday, April 5th, people across the country (or maybe just me) celebrated National Pizza Day. In honor of the first Uno’s Pizzeria outside of Chicago, pizza lovers like myself flocked to local restaurants to enjoy their share of pizza the thick way.

Being on a client in Waukegan was hard because I knew […]