Really good Chicago pizza near Second City?
My sister and I are taking my mom to Chicago to celebrate her birthday in a few weeks (she grew up in the city -- but hasn't been back in a long, long while). The first night we are going to Naha. The second night we are headed to Second City for an 11 o'clock show. We are looking for something casual but fun before the show -- really good Chicago pizza and beer within walking distance of Second City. We would like it to be a place we can sit for an hour (11 o'clock show!)
Any ideas from Chicago foodies?
Extra love if there is an ice cream place or some sort of treat that we can walk to after dinner as a way to kill time (and sugar up) before the show.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
500 North Clark St., Chicago, IL 60610
There isn't much deep-dish in the immediate vicinity of Second City. The closest I can think of is Mangia Roma on Halsted just north of North Ave, but I've only had their Sicilian style so I can't say much about their deep dish Chicago pizza. Pizza Capri (a little further north up Halsted at the corner of Willow) also has a deep dish pie, but once again I haven't tried it myself (I do like their Chicago style thin crust pizza though). Also, I'm not sure if they serve alcohol at that location. You can also find good non-deep-dish pizzas in the area at Bricks (1909 N. Lincoln), Sono Wood Fired (1582 N. Clyborne) and Trattoria Roma (1535 N. Wells). For the dessert part, a Pinkberry frozen yogurt shop just opened on Wells about a half block south of Second City.
1623 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
For deep-dish pizza, the new location of Lou Malnati's at 1120 North State Street is about half a mile south of Second City. Go there. www.loumalnatis.com
As for desserts, an internet search turns up a dessert place called the Fudge Pot right near Second City. I haven't been there and I don't know anything about it other than that it's apparently open till 10 on weeknights and midnight on weekends. You can read more at www.oldtownchicago.org/members/the-fu...