As a continuation of the blog posts about our road trip this past July, this post will feature our stop in Chicago. As I mentioned in the post when we visited Notre Dame, our main reason for stopping in Chicago was to get authentic deep dish pizza from Gino’s East. We have seen this pizza place featured on shows like Man V. Food or Best Eats. So, since we were in the area, we thought we’d make it a priority to go there.
I am so glad that hubby was doing most of the driving on this trip. I don’t mind driving back and forth to work or to our son’s baseball games. I even don’t mind driving to our favorite vacation spot in Wildwood, NJ. But one glimpse at the traffic on the way into Chicago, I was completely traumatized! Well, not that much, but pretty scared about it. Thankfully my hubby navigated through the streets like a pro, and with the help of our new GPS.
It was really neat driving through the city, and seeing different things like the football field, people riding around on Segways, and the Married With Children fountain:
Married With Children(TV show) fountain
Once we got to our destination, and found a spot in the parking garage(Hello, parking in Chicago is expensive. It’s a good thing we were only there for a short visit), it was very simple to get to Gino’s, which was right across the street from the parking deck.
We got right in, and didn’t have to wait for a seat. Which was a good thing, because the wait for the pizza is 40 minutes. We knew this ahead of time, and were fully prepared to wait. Hubby and I got the meat lover’s and the boys got a cheese. After all the driving that we did, it was nice to sit down and rest. Oldest seemed to be more tired than all of us, although he won’t admit it.
Once we placed our order, we took some time to look around at all the writing on the wall. That was neat. I was too tired to ask for a marker, or I would have left a message for future patrons to read. Instead, I took a bunch of pictures:
After what seemed like a very short 40 minutes, out came our pizza. Let me tell you, it was definitely worth the drive and the wait. You did need to use a knife and fork, which was fine with me. I didn’t want to miss a single bite!
As you can see, we enjoyed it very much. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed, the staff was very friendly, and the food was delicious. That was definitely a great stop. After a quick stop in the restroom(the only place in the restaurant where you can’t write on the walls), we piled back into the car and continued to Wisconsin. This was what greeted us as we crossed the border:
What a beautiful sunset. I was completely amazed how flat Wisconsin is compared to PA. So stay tuned for my next entry regarding The Cave Of The Mounds. A National Natural Landmark that will surely amaze you!