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March 28, 2013 | By Lisa Arnett, @redeyeeatdrink
Homeslice 938 W. Webster St. 312-789-4600 Rating:  !!!! (out of four) Look for: The triangular logo with a towering evergreen tree that conveniently also looks like a slice of pizza. Thanks to stacked log booths and tree-trunk tables made from Oregon Douglas fir, the decor in this Lincoln Park pizzeria is so foresty it almost deserves its own name--Timberiffic? Logalicious? Woodtastic? It makes more sense when you find out that the hand-tossed, stone-baked pizzas are inspired by an Oregon pizzeria that the owners loved during their time living there, though they're staying tight-lipped about...
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May 6, 2014 | RedEye staff and RedEye
Move over, little lobby boy. The pizza delivery man is coming over. Youtube user Nacho Punch imagined what a Wes Anderson porno might look like and then produced "The Grand Sausage Pizza. " It's a classic tale of woman orders pizza, sleazy pizza delivery man comes over and suddenly they're in a small tent with a dick-laden pizza and fuzzy fuchsia handcuffs.  The video is a sexual innuendo-filled satire of Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," which RedEye's Matt Pais gave four stars . Mirroring the style of Anderson's most recent film, "Pizza" captures...
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March 28, 2013 | By Lisa Arnett, @redeyeeatdrink
The Squared Circle 2418 N. Ashland Ave. 773-904-8170 Rating: !!! (out of four) Look for: TVs airing professional wrestling seen through the front windows. Just north of the Ashland-Fullerton-Clybourn intersection in Lincoln Park, this pizza is the pride and joy of Lisa Marie Varon, aka TNA wrestler Tara, and it's named for the wrestling ring where all the action goes down. With walls covered with wood planks and shadowbox frames displaying autographed wrestling photos and sequined costumes, it's a little sauna-meets-wrestling hall of fame, but at least the sports allegiance is clear.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
The Oscars pizza delivery guy finally got his tip Monday. Ellen DeGeneres handed Edgar Martirosyan $1,000 during her chat show. About $600 of that, she said, was the cash she collected from celebrity audience members at the 86th Academy Awards ceremony Sunday when she brought Martirosyan on stage with his pizzas. Martirosyan, who owns Big Mama's and Papa's Pizzeria in Hollywood with his brother, recalled being told that he was delivering the pies to producers and writers during the ceremony.
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March 3, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
The Oscars pizza delivery guy finally got his tip Monday. Ellen DeGeneres handed Edgar Martirosyan $1,000 during her chat show. About $600 of that, she said, was the cash she collected from celebrity audience members at the 86th Academy Awards ceremony Sunday when she brought Martirosyan on stage with his pizzas. Martirosyan, who owns Big Mama's and Papa's Pizzeria in Hollywood with his brother, recalled being told that he was delivering the pies to producers and writers during the ceremony.
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April 2, 2013 | By Lisa Arnett, @redeyeeatdrink
JUNE 27 UPDATE: Dimo's Pizza's Wicker Park location is due to celebrate its grand opening on July 24 with $1 slices. Popular Wrigleyville pizzeria Dimo's is preparing to open a second larger - and boozier - location on the border of Wicker Park and Bucktown this spring. The second Dimo's Pizza will be located inside a new building at 1615 N. Damen Ave., just north of Six Corners. In addition to being three times as large, this location plans to serve booze rather than go BYOB like the original, said founder and...
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January 27, 2012 | By Lisa Arnett and RedEye
Bar Toma 110 E. Pearson St.  312-266-3110 Rating: !!! (out of four) Off to a good start The scene: Spiaggia chef Tony Mantuano's new Italian bar and eatery in the old Bistro 110 space just off Michigan Avenue is a good enough reason for locals to brave one of the tourist-trappiest parts of downtown. Once inside, the toughest choice is where to eat: the stand-up espresso bar in front, the bar on the east side, the pizza bar on the west side, the four-seat mozzarella bar in back or any of the dining areas in between.
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November 14, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes , The Daily Show on Facebook That one cut deep.  "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart spent a considerable portion of an otherwise unrelated segment about the Willis and Freedom Tower's height dispute decimating deep dish pizza. Calling it "tomato soup in a bread bowl" a "(bleeping) casserole" and "a corpse made of sandpaper," Stewart railed on one of Chicago's biggest points of pride.  Whether it's still sore about losing out to the Freedom Tower for tallest building, or because it really...
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November 29, 2011 | By Jason Steele, For RedEye
Raise your hand if you've been in this situation. You're lounging at home in your robe, and the doorbell rings. It's the pizza you ordered. You open the door and your robe slips open to reveal your birthday suit underneath. The pizza delivery guy, who looks like Ryan Reynolds, smiles at you. You toss the pizza aside and he ravages you right there on the dining room table. If your hand is now raised, you are either a liar or a 1970s porn star. However, I bet most of you have imagined that situation - or at the very least hoped the delivery person...
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August 29, 2012 | Dana Kavan, @chicagodana and RedEye
As a proud Iowa alum, I follow the university on Facebook. Today, it posed this question: "What comes to mind when you think of Chicago," presumably because the Hawkeyes take on Northern Illinois at Soldier Field this weekend for the season opener. (Go Hawks!) Among the many predictable "pizza," "Cubs" and "Blues Brothers" answers were these gems worth sharing: -Glen Ellyn... as in, some sorority girl telling me she's from Chicago when she's actually from Glen Ellyn - Lots of unemployed peeps - Pizza and that president guy - a...
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February 27, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko
File this under "things to consider when moving to a new neighborhood. "  NPR has broken down the median price of pizza in 237 neighborhoods across the country, and Chicago is naturally well represented. (Click here for full size.) Using data from GrubHub and Seamless, the graph shows the number of pizza joints in each neighborhood (represented by a variously sized circles--instead of pizza shapes, sadly) and how much the average pie costs. As could be expected, the Loop ranks No. 1 for the most expensive pizza, with River North and Old Town quickly following.
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January 8, 2014 | By Michael Nagrant, @MichaelNagrant and For RedEye
Pizza review: Blaze Pizza 953 W. Belmont Ave. 773-348-6255 Rating: !!! (out of 4) On a day after a college-worthy bender when your stomach is sloshing like a beer-filled fishbowl, there is only one antidote: pizza. But not just any pizza. You have your usual place. It's some spartan backroom where the dudes behind the counter are impossibly happy (there's a good chance a bong was involved, or maybe just a really good employee training program) even though the oven breathes hellfire and everyone eating there is hungover or still hammered from last night.
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December 18, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko
Chipotle is expanding from burrito fillings to pizza toppings.  The company announced Wednesday that it is looking to expand Pizzeria Locale, a Denver, Colo. pizza restaurant concept it has backed, which offers up pizzas with a baking time of less than two mintutes.  "Pizzeria Locale offers a menu that includes 10 classic pizzas, four American classics, or customer-created combinations from a selection of high-quality ingredients presented in an interactive service line," stated the press release from the company...
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November 27, 2013 | By Courtney Jacquin @courtneyjacquin and RedEye
Is anything still closed on Thanksgiving? Not Pizza Hut, despite an Indiana manager's fight. Tony Rohr, former manager of an Elkhart, Ind. Pizza Hut, tried to give his his employees some time off for Thanksgiving. Rohr says he was fired for refusing to open the store on the holiday . Typically, the chain was closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but this year it planned to join many business foregoing the holiday and remaining open. "Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only two days that they're closed in the whole year...
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November 21, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes , The Daily Show on Facebook Deep dish pizza is "edible," at least according to Ferris Bueller.  In an online video that followed Jon Stewart's truce with Chicago over who has the better pizza, Daily Show host Jon Stewart got some celebrities to have the last word on the debate.  Matthew Broderick, who notes in the video that he "even led a parade" in Chicago once...
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November 14, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes , The Daily Show on Facebook That one cut deep.  "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart spent a considerable portion of an otherwise unrelated segment about the Willis and Freedom Tower's height dispute decimating deep dish pizza. Calling it "tomato soup in a bread bowl" a "(bleeping) casserole" and "a corpse made of sandpaper," Stewart railed on one of Chicago's biggest points of pride.  Whether it's still sore about losing out to the Freedom Tower for tallest...
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July 17, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko
Want to be like Mike? Here's a little trivia about the Fire forward. Favorite Chicago spot: Jam in Logan Square. His cousin owns the joint. Best brunch: Tavern on Rush Need something healthy: Protein Bar in River North Hot dog joint: "I don't do hot dogs. But Mr. Beef is my spot. " Pizza place: Armand's Pizza. Or Giordano's, if you can't find an Armand's. Best music venue: House of Blues Memorable Chicago moments: "Bears and Bulls games were always my kind of thing.
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September 20, 2012 | Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye
BadHappy's chef and owner Tom Kern, 41, couldn't even remember the challenger's name when first asked. "I don't know his name, I wrote it down," Kern said. "Something McDonald. " He was close. And it might soon be a name he'll never forget. Jamie McDonald , a 36-year-old Connecticut native, will try to eat his way into Kern and BadHappy's memories by attempting to consume the entirety of the restaurant's menu at 6 p.m.  Friday. BadHappy,  939 N. Orleans, has a standard Triple-Double Challenge of a triple 18-ounce burger, two poutines...
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November 14, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko
Rahm Emanuel has sent a clear message to Jon Stewart.  "Jon, deep dish with dead fish," a handwritten note above two deep dish pizzas topped with anchovies reads. "Love, Rahm. "  The photo was part of a tweet sent out by the mayor's twitter account late Thursday in response to a segment Wednesday night where Stewart rails on deep dish pizza . "We also sent @thedailyshow some real pizza for lunch today. No hard feelings?," the tweet reads, followed by the photo.  It's unclear whether the photo of the anchovy topped pizza was the "real pizza" the mayor's office...
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