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Gino’s East Pilsen Opens Thursday April 14!

WEBFamily-owned Gino’s East, celebrating 50 years of serving Chicago-style deep-dish pizza to fans from around the world, announces the grand opening of their newest location in Pilsen (1659 W. 21st St., Chicago, IL 60608), the heart of the Mexican community in Chicago, on Thursday April 14.

“We were excited to bring the best of Chicago to Mexico City, where Gino’s East’s deep dish pizza has been a huge hit since opening more than a year ago. Now we are equally excited to come back home with our special, homemade Pastor sauce and other recipes that fuse the flavor profiles of two distinct cultures,” states Jos Saldaña, General Director of Gino’s East in Mexico.

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South Barrington: Live Music Schedule April 2016

South Barrington Gino's East music stage

Gino’s East South Barrington is breaking into Spring with classic Chicago style pizza, craft beers, and great live music. This historic location has seen a lot of change over the years, and now it is thriving again. Like pizza, we know that everyone has different tastes in music, so we tried to schedule artists from diverse musical backgrounds. You’re sure to love on of these talented acts in April. Just look at this formula: Good Music + Good Pizza = Good Time

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Gino’s Brewing Co. Beers Now Available!

Gino’s Brewing Company proudly expands our brew pub offerings on the first floor of 500 N. LaSalle at Gino’s East River North.  We’re also pleased to announce distribution of our award-winning craft beer coming soon to other Gino’s East locations, and now pouring at our Superior Street, South Loop, O’Hare Plaza, South Barrington, and Libertyville locations.

Gino’s Brewing Co. is celebrating its first anniversary of pouring our small batch, house-brewed beers (since February 2015), under brewmaster Kevin McMahon. Since launching, Gino’s Brewing Co. has taken the craft beer market by storm, winning four coveted awards in the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship, beating out nearly 4,000 submissions to win the Gold Medal for LaSalle St. Lager in the Munchner Helles category; the Silver Medal in the Extra Special Bitter category for Broken English; the Bronze Medal for Killarney Connection in the Foreign Stout category; and the Bronze Medal for Gino’s Pale Ale in the Belgian Pale Ale category.


“We’re excited to be up to 10 handles by the end of March at the brew pub,” says McMahon. “We’ve brought back our award winning Gino’s Pale Ale -Belgian Pale Ale and The Pineapple Impostor- American Pale Ale. We’ve also adding a Belgian Dubbel- in collaboration with CHAOS (Chicago based homebrew club); and a new IPA series starting with Northdown and Bound- American IPA.  Of course all of these beers pair perfectly with Gino’s East deep-dish pizza.”


Signature beers include:

LaSalle St. Lager: German HellesAppearance: straw, golden, white head, moderate clarity • Aroma: grainy, malty/sweet, low spicy note
• Flavor: malty, sweet yet balanced, low bitterness
• Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, medium body, slightly dry finish
• Specs: SRM (Color) 8, IBUs 20, ABV 5.2%

Witte Chicks Dig Me: Belgian Witbier
Appearance: light straw, light haze, white head
• Aroma: citrus (orange peel), sweet, coriander
• Flavor: light orange peel, wheat, slightly sweet
• Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, light body, balanced finish • Specs: SRM (Color) 3.2, IBUs 15, ABV 4.8%

Broken English: ESB
Appearance: off-white head, amber
• Aroma: biscuit, caramel, slight lemon zest, malty, pine • Flavor: caramel, low bitterness
• Mouthfeel: full-bodied, slightly dry finish
• Specs: SRM (Color) 14.5, IBUs 49, ABV 5.7%

Happy Hour and Tuesday Industry Nights

The Gino’s Brewing Company brew pub offers Happy Hour Monday – Thursday from 2 – 6 p.m. featuring $3 Gino’s Brewing Co. pints.

Hospitality industry members are invited to join Gino’s Brewing Co. for Industry Night to enjoy half off their tab every Tuesday from 9 p.m. – close.


Three Experiences Under One Roof at Gino’s East River North, 500 N. LaSalle

The Gino’s Brewing Co. brew pub joins the traditional Gino’s East pizzeria on the second floor, famous for serving Chicago-style deep-dish pizza for 50 years. Head up to the third floor to The Comedy Bar for top rated stand up comedy and entertainment, making Gino’s East River North the ultimate trifecta and the perfect place to drink, eat and laugh.

“Craft beer, deep dish pizza and comedy are quintessential Chicago,” says Noah Himmel, Vice President and third generation of family owners of the legendary Gino’s East.  “With Gino’s Brewing Company now offering expanded selections, we offer all three Windy City staples under one roof.”

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Chicago Pizza Summit

The following is a guest blog post written by Anthony Spina, brand manager for Old Style beer

Chicago has one of the greatest food scenes in the entire country. We have numerous events that celebrate this fact (including Wing Fest, Taco Fest, Bacon Fest, Lobster Fest, Donut Fest, Rib Fest, Burger Fest, Sausage Fest, Hot Sauce Fest, Oyster Fest,  and Hot Dog Fest to name a few). Yet while Chicago may be one of the greatest culinary cities in the United States, it is THE GREATEST pizza city. To celebrate this fact, Old Style’s Pizza Summit was created. The event is a gathering of some of the most iconic and legit pizza establishments that both hold down the pizza scene and push it further.


To start, we began calling some of our favorite pizza establishments to invite them to be a part of the inaugural Pizza Summit. We called upon the classics first, which included Gino’s East. Gino’s East is one of the most iconic pizza establishments in Chicago, with a storied and delicious history. We also asked to the one man who embodies all things pizza and party, Andrew W.K., to give the inaugural keynote address. To round it our we brought our friends Empty Bottle Presents, Pizza Club Chicago, Malort and 1833 into the mix to maximize awesomeness.


Pizza Summit


Check out Old Style’s Pizza Finder , powered by Pizza Club Chicago and The Uprising Creative, for some choice Chicago pizza establishments which includes Gino’s East.


Chicago’s first Pizza Summit is shaping up to be one for the books, and we are excited to have our friends over at Gino’s East join in the festivities!

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Gino’s East Returns to Lakeview

After months of anticipation, Gino’s East Lakeview is back in action and serving up some of Chicago’s best deep-dish pizza. Located at 2801 N Lincoln, this is still the great family style restaurant it’s always been, but with a few exciting changes.


For one, the restaurant now has a liquor license and some tasty beers on tap. Wine is also available and you can expect a mix of specialty cocktails come summer time.


Speaking of summer, what better way to enjoy it in Chicago than sitting outside with friends and family on a nice patio. Hey, you’ll be able to do that at Gino’s East Lakeview this summer! That’s right, by the time the Cubs are in full swing, Gino’s will be offering outdoor seating. Though the deep dish is recommended, don’t forget about Gino’s delicious salads, appetizers, sandwiches and pastas. And of course, the drinks.


Be excited Chicago. Be very excited.


Finally, the restaurant itself has gone through a makeover. We’ve spent the last year bringing the building up to speed with renovations. It’s a new look, but the same great pizza.

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