On April 29th our River North location was a blaze with energy and excitement. This was the first NFL Draft to take place in Chicago, and despite the crazy traffic finishing off April and start off May it was definitely a major highlight for Chicago in 2015. To kick off the day of events in Draft Town, Gino’s East River North welcomed NFL network analysts to a media luncheon and showed them what makes Chicago the greatest.
The third floor of our restaurant was buzzing with people enjoying Gino’s deep dish pizzas and our very own craft beer. Our star list guests matched the energy of the room perfectly, and all were ready for photos and interview questions.
The guest list included:
• Mike Mayock – former NFL safety, current game and draft analyst
• Kurt Warner, former NFL quarterback, current part-time TV football analyst and philanthropist
• Charles Davis, former NFL defensive back, current lead analyst for Fox College Football and analyst for NFL Network
• Steve Mariucci, former NFL coach for San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions
• Curtis Conway, former NFL wide receiver, currently radio and television sports analysis and play by play announcer
• Daniel Jeremiah, former college player and scout, current analyst for NFL Network and writer for NFL.com
• Marshall Faulk, former college and NFL running back, currently a NFL analyst and running a charity group to aid under privileged youth
The day rounded out with great pizza, great conversation and a great amount of NFL experience.
Chicago Craft Beer Week is coming up in mid-May, and to make it a week to remember Gino’s East River North will be teaming up with our friends at Local Option on May 19. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., we’ll be offering a five course food tasting and beer dinner that aims to unite our pizzas (and other select menu items) with great beer.
Come out for a night of food, beer, and conversation at River North’s newest brewpub. Your ticket, priced at $45, includes a five course meal paired with five 10 oz glasses of Gino’s East Brewery and Local Option beer. The beer aficionados are still toiling away choosing the perfect dishes to compliment the selected drinks, but you can expect your meal to include pizza, dessert, and some delicious extras to surprise you!
Purchase your Event Ticket
We have a communal table in our restaurant reserved for first-come, first-serve participants. The Beer dinner includes, in addition to your meal, an introduction by Local Option and our own beer experts on the history and brewing process of the styles you will be tasting and a guide through the notes of each beer and each pairings. Make your reservations here and let us take care of the rest.
Ticket price does not include cost of gratuity, so please bring some cash to take care of our wonderful wait staff!
Gino’s East River North, (at the historic building, 500 N. LaSalle) is famous for its Chicago-style deep dish pizza since 1966, and announces the new Gino’s Brewery Company is now open.
Gino’s East River North is now pouring small batch, house-brewed beers expertly crafted by Brewmaster Kevin McMahon, including a unique Black Rye IPA, English IPA, Belgian Witte, and traditional German Helles. The beers are $6 and $7 for a pint, $4 and $5 for a 10 oz. pour; and a flight with samples of all four is $7.
Beat the crowds at the Lolla food tents and stop by Gino’s East South Loop before you see your favorite shows. We’ve got plenty of outdoor seating and a sports bar that will get you ramped up for a long day of music. While you probably know all of the headliners by heart, you may not know what to order before kicking off the weekend. Let Gino’s East South Loop be your guide. We’ll take you through our menu and suggest dishes based on what acts you’re seeing. Don’t forget to sample some of our new 22 oz. bombers before heading out!
Can’t get enough of Chicago Craft Beer Week events? Join us at Gino’s East South Loop in the Printer’s Row neighborhood for some refreshing ales from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria. On May 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 5 Rabbit Brewers will be in the house to talk about their beers and maybe hand out some sweet swag. Gino’s East South Loop will be pouring 8 different beers, including an exclusive yet-to-be-released beer from the brewery, and offering $6 Giant Buffalo Wings for the event.