At Paisans Pizzeria & Restaurant, chefs paint pizzas with fresh, sweet sauce made daily, and then slide the doughy creations into a menu to coexist with Italian-inspired entrees and sandwiches. Thin-crust, deep-dish, and Sicilian-style pies can carry customizable constellations of meats and freshly cut veggies or can arrive with topping combos predestined to meet and conquer hunger. Ground beef and jalapeños neighbor cheddar and black olives atop the taco pizza ($14.95–$23.95), and ham, pineapple, and green peppers skim along the hawaiian variety ($13.95–$21.95). House-made breading sheaths tender baked chicken parmesan ($10), and italian sausage, grilled asparagus, and garlicky cummerbund flakes festoon farfalle boscaiola's bow-tie pasta ($10). The Luigi Special sandwich’s ($9) brioche bun awaits to enclose a half-pound hamburger or chicken breast, decorated with spicy capicola, salami, and pesto mayonnaise. The team at Paisans Pizzeria & Restaurant works hard to maintain a warm, friendly atmosphere akin to the eatery’s original, introduced to the community more than 25 years ago. Servers are proud to know many customers by name, as the knowledge helps them shout warnings about incoming meatballs just shot from the kitchen’s cannon.
No matter where you sit, there’s a good chance you’ll be in full view of the game at Harry's Sports Bar—that's because the Countryside pub encircles bar-goers with more than 10 plasma and LCD screens, three oversize projection screens, and 30 or so standard TVs. As the sound system roars with cheers and jeers during Blackhawks games and UFC matchups, guests drink ice-cold drafts and top-shelf liquor while noshing on thin-crust pizzas, sandwiches, and other menu offerings. On the off chance there’s no game to watch, Harry’s provides live entertainment of its own, thanks to three pool tables, beer pong, and trivia nights.
Mark's On 66 straddles the border of two distinct culinary philosophies, sating rumbling stomachs with a menu of timeless Tex-Mex standards while entertaining eyes and ears with sports-bar-style dartboards, TVs, and games. Overstuffed burritos and steamy fajitas intermingle with American-inspired burgers molded from quality beef and steak. Complimentary WiFi and matches on the in-house Wii add to an ambiance often tinged with upbeat notes and perfectly in-pitch meal orders sung by live musicians.
Maddanthony's Bar and Grill sports 2,000 square feet of lounging space with plasma televisions and pool tables. Waiters pile plates with food from sister restaurant LaCoco's Pizza & Pasta next door and pour suds until 4 a.m. Sunday–Friday, 5 a.m. on Saturdays, and forever during a time warp. Darts leagues fling projectiles at targets throughout the fall, and karaoke enthusiasts belt tunes on Tuesday nights. The bar maintains a young, energetic vibe with abundant events and eats, hosting nights centered around UFC matchups, boxing tournaments, and high-octane city-council meetings.
Whatever you want your Tilted Kilt experience to be, there are a few things you can always count on: ice cold beer and plenty of it, a mouthwatering menu full of the pub fare you love, a festive atmosphere full of fun and friends, and, last but not least…beautiful women eager to make you feel right at home
For more than 20 years, the staff at Riley's Gathering Place have slaked thirst and staunched hunger with a full bar and a menu of tavern-style eats, including salads, burgers, melts, and wraps. Fourteen flat screen televisions flank the wood-paneled walls, as bar-high tabletops play Duck, Duck, Goose with stools. A patio hosts al fresco dining in good weather. Free wireless Internet at Riley's Gathering Place means that debates can only last for so long until someone verifies that the chicken and the egg were invented at the exact same time.