Crowd Pleaser for any Pizza Eater
This Chicago favorite is a crowd pleaser for any pizza eater. Gino’s East offers delicious deep dish pizza in a setting that encourages kids and adults alike to write on the walls—literally. Bring your favorite pen or Sharpie. You can’t go wrong with any order here, but if you’re going to the location near Michigan Avenue, I strongly recommend going early or coming prepared to stand in a long line for a table. Not much for standing in line? Reserve on OpenTable for their River North location (address below), which is also home to Gino’s Brewing Company and The Comedy Bar.
I have been running since the first grade. Running is still my BFF! The 2018 Chicago Marathon was my 100th marathon and my 24th time running Chicago. (And during my first one, I thought, “Never again.” After I finished, I changed my tune to, “What else can I do?”) Since then, I’ve competed in marathons all over the world and I’m a huge proponent of racecations. I believe the best way to see another city is on your feet. I most recently published my first book, “Me, You & 26.2: Coach Denise’s Guide to Get You To Your First Marathon.” The book echoes what I tell my coaching clients, whether I’ve been helping them get to their first mile or their first 100 miler. (As an Amazon Associate, Racertrips LLC earns from qualifying purchases.) I’m fueled by pizza and doughnuts, which you’ll see on our Best Restaurants in Chicago page.