We get a lot of questions about opening up locations in different states and even overseas. Flattered as we are, we like to stick close to our Chicago roots because, well, Chicago is pretty darn amazing. New York may be the city that never sleeps, but Chicago is the city that never stops evolving. There are so many things to love and so many places to explore within and around the city limits that we can’t imagine being anywhere else. Don’t get us wrong, we love our outta-town fans and strive to offer them the same great deep-dish through our mail-order catalog as they get here because, frankly, we understand that it was love at first bite. However, Chicago is our kinda town. From the street festivals to the concerts to the beaches… we have it all. Not only do we get to experience sizzling summers but we also get pushed around by Old Man Winter and we like it that way.
Right now, Chicago is playing host to Transformers 3. The directors have turned our Magnificent Mile into its own playground complete with signs that warn pedestrians of “filming involving gunfire and explosions ahead – do not be alarmed”. They might also want to mention not to be alarmed by Optimus Prime roaring around the Sears Tower (sorry Willis, if you’ve grown up here, it’s hard to call it Willis Tower). T3 is said to make Chicago its home for the next four weeks and then pack it up and head on to DC.
Along with being entertained by Autobots and Decepticons running after each other, there are also some fun festivals that are being offered to Chicagoans this weekend. There are movies in parks scattered throughout Chicago neighborhoods, the Windy City Ribfest in Uptown, the Edgewater Arts Festival, the Taste of River North, Chicago SummerDance Festival… there’s lots to do and tons to see! Get out there and enjoy your weekend!! You know where to stop when you get hungry ;-).