Food & Drink in Gary

$20 Off Your Bill or $10 Off Each of Five Visits at Sanfratello's

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Thin- and pan-crust pizzas, pasta, and paninis for dine-in, carry-out, or delivery; new Highland location boasts wall murals and booths

Half Off at T.J. Maloney's Authentic Irish Pub

Merrillville

$30 $15

Shepherd’s pie, lamb and beef burgers, and fish 'n' chips pepper furniture imported from Dublin

Up to 45% Off at Tilly's Po'Boys

Calumet City

$20 $11

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Chicken and seafood po'boys served with one side such as loaded baked potato salad, cup of gumbo-lia, or a duo of fries

Up to 53% Off at Bottoms Up Bar & Grill

Thornton

$20 $10

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Guests munch on burgers or fresh seafood as live bands jam in an outdoor beer garden and sporting events flash across 25 TVs

Half Off Mexican Food at Mr. Burritos and Los Lokos Burritos

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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Tacos and burritos stuffed with various vegetarian and meat fillings, such as carne asada, carnitas, and coconut shrimp

$9 for Brunch at Blueberry Hill

Multiple Locations

$15 $9

Brunch food such as omelets, waffles, and wraps is made from scratch with fresh ingredients

Up to 50% Off at Mama & Me Pizzeria

Homewood

$20 $11

Thin-crust, stuffed, or pan pizzas covered in customizable toppings alongside homemade pasta, baked sandwiches, and salads

Up to 44% Off American Bar and Grill Food at Parea

Valparaiso

$45 $25

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American bar and grill sears Atlantic salmon, T-bones, and pours Bells, Stella Artrois, and Brother Thelonious drafts

Up to 60% Off Mexican Cuisine at Restaurante Tenochtitlan

Morgan Park

$27 $14

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Icy margaritas complement cactus, pork, and chorizo tacos and other Mexican cuisine at eatery named after the ancient Aztec Empire's capital

43% Off Homestyle Fare at Durbins

Multiple Locations

$30 $17

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Pub eats include mushroom swiss burger, corned beef on rye, barbecue ribs, and stuffed pizza

Half Off Pub Food at Harry's Sports Bar

Countryside

$22 $12

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Sports bar with more than 30 TVs and three projection screens entertains guests devouring wraps, pizzas, and nachos

Up to 55% Off Italian Foods from Formella Gourmet

Countryside

$20 $10

Since 1909, Formella family members have preserved original Sicilian recipes, using garlic, fresh tomatoes and vegetables, and rich cheeses

47% Off East Asian Cuisine at Sesame Inn

Evergreen Park

$30 $16

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Traditional food from China, Japan, and Thailand with sushi combos and 17 types of stir-fry

Up to 52% Off Parmesans Wood Stone Pizza or Parmesans Station

Multiple Locations

$29 $14

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Chef Papandrea crafts gourmet pizzas baked over wood in stone oven, stuffed breads & signature pastas complemented by well-rounded wine list

Up to 50% Off Small Plates at SIP Appetizer Bar

Oak Lawn

$20 $11

Mediterranean-inspired small plates such as bacon-wrapped dates, goat cheese-stuffed lamb meatballs, and thin-crust pizzas

47% Off at Sushi Thaime

Oak Lawn

$30 $16

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Sushi rolls with fresh yellowtail, eel, or salmon; marinated Korean-beef short ribs charbroiled to perfection

44% Off Steak at Carmichael's Chicago Steak House

Near West Side

$80 $45

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Tender cuts of steak and savory seafood served in beautiful dining room and on picturesque tree-lined patio

45% Off Seafood Dinner at Mama Nena's Shrimp House

Chicago

$19.96 $11

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Crispy shrimp, cod, and catfish dinners are some of the fine choices on this menu of daily-caught fish specialties

Take in 33rd-Floor City Views During an Intimate Jazz Soiree

Chicago

$70 $70

Jazz vocalist Erin McDougald and her ensemble serenade guests as they mingle, sip cocktails, and watch the sun set over the Chicago skyline

Up to 46% Off Brunch or Dinner at The Savoy

Wicker Park

$37 $20

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Seafood-infused brunch plates, a press-praised raw bar, and a slate of absinthe cocktails

Up to 54% Off at Thai Village

Ukrainian Village

$15 $7

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On the Michelin Bib Gourmand list from 2011–2012, the eatery serves classic Thai food on a patio or inside a stylish dining room

49% Off Pup Crawl

Hubbard Inn

$35 $18

Pub crawl that benefits PAWS Chicago takes revelers to five local bars, including Hubbard Inn and The Boss Bar

Up to 56% Off Sushi at Ringo Japanese Kitchen

Lincoln Park

$57.05 $25

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Patrons dine on authentic Japanese cuisine created by Chef Hemmi; signature appetizers, sushi, teriyaki, tempura, or noodles

49% Off Italian Cuisine at Connie's Pizza Gold Coast

Gold Coast

$75.95 $39

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Hearty meal includes wood-fired pizza appetizer, soups or salads, classic Italian entrees, and dessert, served with wine

Up to 41% Off Dinners at Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen

South Loop

$38.90 $24

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Fourth-generation deli owners craft classic dishes such as corned beef reubens and brisket in a cafeteria setting

43% Off Smak-Tak!

Jefferson Park

$30 $17

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Comforting Polish food, such as pierogies and thick stews that earned a 2014 Michelin Bib Gourmand award, served near a roaring fireplace

"Second City's Game Night" – Up to 46% Off

Near North Side

$31.50 $17

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Using audience suggestions, skilled improvisors create scenes that riff on TV game shows at the new cabaret theater

45% Off at Melanthios Greek Char House

Lakeview

$40 $22

Traditional Greek cuisine and chophouse entrees are served in an open dining room with an outdoor patio and a vast wine list

Ultimate Milwaukee Brewery Tour (39% Off)

Chicago

$129 $79

Visit 4 Milwaukee breweries, micro & macro, & taste some of their best beers; hearty lunch at Milwaukee Ale House; transportation included

Up to 45% Off at Four Belly Asian Street Food

Chicago

$20 $11

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Casual eatery serves up street-style fusion fare such as tom yum soup, beef skewers, and ramen

Nori – Up to 51% Off Sushi

Wicker Park

$45 $22

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Chefs wrap maki rolls and stir-fry noodles at the Bucktown/Wicker Park outpost of this BYOB sushi bar

45% Off Contemporary American Cuisine at Cité

Near North Side

$60 $33

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Adventurous dishes from a chef with experience at Michelin-starred restaurants served in an eatery with a 360-degree view of Lake Michigan

45% Off at Rakki Kyu Sushi

Northwest Side

$40 $22

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This intimate BYOB eatery features more than 40 signature maki creations, along with sashimi, teriyaki meats, and sides like pork buns

Up to 51% Off Burgers and Beer at Papi Chulo's Bar & Grill

Chicago

$25.50 $13

Burgers and draft beer at a beachside bar with beanbag tournaments and flat-screen TVs

Up to 45% Off at Burger Joint

Chicago

$20 $12

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Half-pound burgers piled high with toppings such as gyro, bacon, chili, and avocado

45% Off Casual American and Italian Food at Lina's

Lakeview

$20 $11

Crowd-pleasing Italian and American dishes such as burgers topped with mushrooms and swiss, five-cheese lasagna, and chicken alfredo pizza

48% Off Ramen and Japanese Cuisine at Ajida

The Loop

$25 $13

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Fresh noodles made in house daily by head chef; skewered, grilled meats such as chicken with wasabi mayo and thinly sliced beef

45% Off Vietnamese Cuisine at King Pho

Edgebrook

$20 $11

Authentic Vietnamese dishes such as bahn mi sandwiches with lemongrass chicken or pho soup with rice noodles, brisket, and fresh herbs

45% Off Burgers and American Food at Rolland's

Rogers Park

$20 $11

Specialty burgers and gourmet sliders made with ostrich and wild boar meat served in a neighborhood sports-bar setting

Up to 50% Off Indian Cuisine at Viceroy of India

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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Sizzling morsels of lamb vindaloo and tandoori chicken tikka mingle with fluffy naan on expansive north and south Indian menu

50% Off Contemporary American Cuisine at L26 Restaurant

The South Loop

$40 $20

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Signature modern American entrées and small plates served in an elegant, upscale setting

45% Off Organic & Wild Harvest Herbs, Teas, Oils, and Spices

Hyde Park

$20 $11

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Stock up on organic and wildcrafted pantry essentials such as flavorful herbs, eclectic spices, teas, packs of incense, and essential oils

Up to 53% Off Mrs. Fields Cookies and Brownies

Chicago

$43.99 $22.99

Freshly baked cookie cakes come decorated with icing; cookies in a variety of flavors and brownies make parties sweet

51% Off Take Home Wine-Making Class for Two

Beverly

$99.95 $49

Wine-makers impart their art through hands-on class, helping students begin concocting 3 gallons (12–14 bottles) of wine

Half Off at Tuxpan Mexican Grill

Jefferson Park

$20 $10

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Authentic Mexican eats including tacos, carne asada, and tortas at bilingual BYOB restaurant

Half Off at Katakana Sushi Bar

Chicago

$40 $20

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Executive chef Abdon Calderon creates innovative maki rolls using plantains, coconut, and chocolate at BYOB sushi bar

50% Off at Fondue Stube

North Side

$50 $25

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Cauldrons of piping oils, cheeses, and chocolate invite repeated plunges of bread, fruit, veggies, and sweets amid social dining atmosphere

Half Off Asian Small Plates and Drinks at Bonsai Bar & Lounge

Lakeview

$40 $20

Nosh on thai lettuce wraps or cut into warm flatbreads topped with sliced pears and goat cheese; choose from more than 12 martinis

Up to 52% Off at Gulliver's Pizza & Pub

West Rogers Park

$31.45 $15

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Iconic pizza institution serves up classic Chicago-style pies with rich crusts wrapped around cheese, spicy sauce, and fresh ingredients

Three-Course Meal for Two at Aquitaine

Lincoln Park

$60 $60

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French-inspired three-course meal includes such options as saffron cream mussels, pan-seared duck breast, and housemade cinnamon ice cream

Up to 56% Off Japanese Cuisine at Kyoto Sushi Restaurant

Lincoln Park

$45 $20

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Authentic Japanese cuisine and made-to-order sushi at BYOB restaurant

Half Off German Cuisine for Brunch at Prost!

DePaul

$30 $15

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Lively German beer hall with 24 draft beers, 20-ounce soft pretzels, and a menu of traditional German würste

Half Off Italian Cuisine at Filippo’s

DePaul

$77.80 $39

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Authentic, Zagat-rated Italian trattoria with homemade ravioli, fettuccine bolognese, special fish of the day, and homemade desserts

Up to 54% Off Italian Cuisine and Wine at Trattoria Trullo

Ravenswood

$81 $39

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Chefs specialize in authentic Puglia-region cuisine, including linguine with clams and orecchiette with broccoli raab and chili flakes

Up to 48% Off Gastropub Brunch at The Point

Central Chicago

$40 $22

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Diners dig into delicious takes on such brunch staples as french toast with Frangelico syrup, washed down by tasty, custom cocktails

Up to 38% Off Turkey Chop Gourmet Cuisine at Turkey Chop

Chicago

$20 $12.99

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Chefs reinvent classic comfort food to form Smothered Turkey Chops, Honey Q'D Turkey Tips, New York Turkey Steak, and Short Ribs of Turkey.

Up to 74% Off Cover and Drinks at Spin Nightclub

Lakeview

$50 $15

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Voted one of the world's top 200 best gay bars by Out Magazone and Best Club for Drag Performances by BOI Magazine.

Up to 52% Off Steaks and Seafood at Johnnie Blue

Lincoln Square

$88 $44

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Juicy porterhouse steaks and wild-caught tilapia grilled over all-natural wood charcoal; bar stocked with Johnnie Walker and Chivas scotch

Angelina Ristorante – 38% Off Italian Cuisine

Lakeview

$40 $25

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Freshly harvested ingredients add seasonal flair to rustic Italian dishes such as ricotta gnocchi and penne with peas and pancetta

Four-Course Vietnamese Meal for Two at Pasteur

Edgewater

$0 $60

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Upscale Vietnamese dishes with flavors of lemongrass, garlic, and coconut

Up to Half Off Sushi at Rock Wrap & Roll

DePaul

$20 $11

Creative maki such as the Latin roll with super white tuna and hot sauce rolled inside-out with red tobiko, are accompanied by Thai entrees

42% Off Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and American Comfort Foods

Multiple Locations

$8 $4.65

Multifaceted menu of 12 city-themed hot dogs, Black Angus burgers, build-your-own dogs & veggie dogs satisfies multitude of palates

Up to 49% Off Breakfast or Brunch at Waffles

Lakeview

$36.90 $19

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Coffee and breakfast sandwich kickstart morning; award-winning waffles complement milk shakes or fresh-squeezed OJ at brunch

Up to 54% Off Brazilian Food or Catering at Sinhá

Near West Side

$60 $34

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Native Brazilian owner offers brunch, lunch, and catering

57% Off Fudge or Chocolate-Covered Strawberries at Kilwins

Hyde Park

$20 $10

Decadent fudge comes in myriad flavors from double dark chocolate to maple walnut; strawberries come covered in gourmet handmade chocolate

45% Off Vegetarian Indian Food at Uru-Swati

West Rogers Park

$40 $22

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Lauded by Chicago Reader, vegetarian eatery amasses classic Indian food such as navratan korma and bhindi masala with BYOB policy

Half Off Hawaiian-Inspired Dinner at Sola Restaurant

North Center

$50 $25

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Chef Carol Wallack shares a love of Hawaii and its culinary traditions through dishes such as poke made with local, sustainable ingredients

Up to 43% Off Middle Eastern Food at Salam Restaurant

Salam Restaurant – Fullerton

$20 $12

Platters of kabobs, shawarma, falafel, fish, and other proteins with salad and rice

Up to 48% Off at Sofra Turkish Kitchen

Lakeview

$30 $17.75

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Chefs bake bread daily with extra-virgin olive oil to accompany char-grilled kebabs, crisp falafel, and beef moussaka

45% Off Sandwiches and Salads at New Life Cafe

Logan Square

$10 $5.50

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Cafe serves up made-to-order gourmet sandwiches and specialty coffee while providing job training to women recovering from abuse

Up to 47% Off Burgers, Wraps, and Drinks at Fedora Lounge

Near North Side

$30 $16

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Burgers on soft pretzel rolls enhance a menu of lounge fare that also includes fresh salads and Italian entrees

Up to 50% Off BYOB Brunch at Artango South American Bistro

Lakeview

$20 $11

Peruvian benedicts yellow pepper hollandaise, Argentinian skirt-steak with chimichurri sauce, fish tacos and eggs with shredded pork

$10 for Pub Food and Drinks at Murphy's Bleachers

Lakeview

$20 $10

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Pub next to Wrigley Field serves up juicy burgers, pork sandwiches, and sausages paired with local craft beers

Sandwich Combo at Roly Poly

The Loop

$10.10 $5.75

Fresh veggies and other healthy ingredients fill large selection of sandwiches and can be enjoyed with a side of potato salad or chips

Up to 59% Off Cooking Class at Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse

West Rogers Park

$120 $59

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Three-hour BYOB, hands-on cooking class with a buffet-style barbecue feast and take-home cookbook and sauces; dinner-party atmosphere

Up to 58% Off at Waffles Cafe and On the Bun

Chicago

$20 $11

Tuck into sweet and savory waffles, or order up bison burgers, Kobe-style patties, steak burgers, and veggie options

The Parthenon – 51% Off Five-Course Greek Meal

Greektown

$94.60 $46

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Celebrate The Parthenon's 46th birthday with classics such as flaming saganaki, house-roasted gyros, and vegetable moussaka

Noon O Kabab – Up to 47% Off Persian Cuisine

Albany Park

$30 $16

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Juicy marinated steak, salmon, and chicken served alongside veggie dishes such as shirin polo, made from old Iranian family recipes

Half Off Comfort Food at Ruby’s Restaurant

East Garfield Park

$10 $5

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Legendary soul-food spot, Edna’s Restaurant, lives on in new incarnation

Select Local Merchants

At some point, every customer of JJ's Pizza Shack should order the Kitchen Sink pizza, a behemoth of a pie that is topped with sausage, bacon, canadian bacon, pepperoni, ham, cheese, and veggies and proudly touted as the pizzeria's trademark dish. But until they build up the appetite for such a meaty undertaking, customers can try other specialty traditional-crust and deep-dish pies such as taco pizza or a veggie pizza with mushrooms and green peppers. In addition to 'za, JJ's kitchen also serves pasta, double cheeseburgers, and foot-long sandwiches on toasted French bread.

3146 Central Ave
Lake Station,
IN
US

Antonio and Rosa DeRosa came from a long line of merchants who sold Italian staples such as pasta, olive oil, and wine in Montedecoro, Italy. The family was well known around Naples for these provisions, and when Antonio and Rosa immigrated to America in 1926, they stocked their business, DeRosa Imports, with these same Old World staples.

Today, grandson Anthony DeRosa runs the shop, where he upholds tradition by importing extra-virgin Sicilian olive oil, Italian espresso, and pastas ranging from rigatoni to gnocchi. Over time, the family has expanded their selection to include products from countries such as Croatia and Serbia. Artisanal pickles, sauces, and jams infused with rose hips or sour cherries line the shelves, along with bottles of wine to pair with dinner or pour on thirsty houseplants.

118 N Broad St
Griffith,
IN
US

Gino's East's still stands at its original spot on Michigan and Superior but has also stretched to 10 other city and suburban locations. Whether dining downtown or in St. Charles, customers find Alice Mae’s signature crust piled with mounds of cheese, sauce made from vine-ripened tomatoes, and plenty of fresh toppings—from sausage and pepperoni to jalapeños and canadian bacon. Hot from the oven, pizzas arrive at tables snuggled inside seasoned deep-dish pans, ready to welcome a fork and knife. Thin-crust varieties are also available for those who don’t know how to work silverware, as is a bounty of sandwiches.

10343 Indianapolis Boulevard
Highland,
IN
US

Theo’s Steaks & Seafood showcases fresh fish flown in daily and premium meats aged for up to 20 days that are hand-cut on the premises. The menu’s newly plucked fruits of the sea include a New Zealand orange roughy topped with lemon butter and crabmeat ($16.95), and a medley of shrimp and scallops tossed with fettuccine and drizzled in the kitchen’s creamy homemade alfredo sauce ($18.95). An 18-ounce bone-in rib eye piggybacks tender texture on top of rich flavor and sports both a signature marbling and a rakishly tilted fedora ($26.95). Among the eatery’s Pavlovian-pooch-shaming proteins, a pair of thick, center-cut pork chops arrives bearing hickory sauce and oozing succulence ($16.95). Customers can dine inside among cushioned chairs and colorful wall murals, or on the restaurant's outdoor patio during warmer months. All entrees come with complimentary fresh-baked bread and cheese spread, and a rhyming dictionary to assist diners with the composition of paeans to the chef.

9144 Indianapolis Blvd
Highland,
IN
US

In 1966, taxi drivers Sam Levine and Fred Bartoli finally became fed up with their stop-and-go lives full of honking horns and rush-hour traffic. So they shut off their engines, handed in their keys, and took root. Along with pal George Loverde, they invested in property just off the bustling Magnificent Mile, but then didn’t know what to do with it. According to a 2004 profile in the Chicago Tribune, they got their direction when someone finally said, “Put pizza in it.”

Though the rest is history, it wasn’t quite easy. Bartoli and Loverde came from Italian and Sicilian backgrounds, but neither knew the key to a good pizza. It wasn’t until they hired Alice Mae Redmond, the woman responsible for the dough at Pizzeria Uno, that the Gino's East Chicagoans know and love was truly born. Although Alice Mae retired back in 1989, the recipe for her flaky, golden deep-dish pizza crust lives on.

Today, Gino’s still stands at its original spot on Michigan and Superior but has also stretched to 10 other city and suburban locations. Whether dining downtown or in St. Charles, customers find Alice Mae’s signature crust piled with mounds of cheese, sauce made from vine-ripened tomatoes, and plenty of fresh toppings—from sausage and pepperoni to jalapeños and ground beef. Hot from the oven, pizzas arrive at tables snuggled inside seasoned deep-dish pans, ready to welcome a fork and knife. Thin-crust varieties are also available for those who don’t know how to work silverware, as is a bounty of sandwiches.

10343 Indianapolis Blvd
Highland,
IN
US

Bulldog Brewery was born out of steelworker Kevin Clark's home brewing hobby. But founding his own brewery didn't mean Kevin was ready to quit his day job. And neither have co-owners, Bob Fausto and Jeff Kochis, a steelworker and a second-generation firefighter respectively. The hard work required of having two jobs is in keeping with the brewery's mission: to celebrate small town America and the blue collar workers who live there.

One of the ways they achieve this goal is by providing a place for customers to relax after a hard day's work, whether it's with a grilled panini sandwich or a pint of flavorful lager, stout, or IPA. Their beer also celebrates the working man. The 1890 Stout, for instance, commemorates the year that oil refineries came to Whiting. Its dark, crude-like color conceals notes of vanilla bean and cherry, and it's best consumed while wearing an oil can jauntily perched upon your head.

1409 119th St
Whiting,
IN
US