A Neighborhood by Any Other Name: What Place Names Say About Chicago

What’s in a name? We call each other by names, but what do our names say about us? On its own, a name doesn’t mean anything. It only gets emotion and power through its history. Did your name belong to your grandfather? What’s your family history? At Giordano’s we take history seriously, especially Chicago history…. Read more »

A Pier Beyond Peer: The Legacy of Navy Pier

Navy Pier wields a powerful force. Each year, millions of visitors gravitate to this spot. Crowds simply cannot resist the allure of Navy Pier. But what produces this effect? Surely scientists have studied this phenomenon. Well, it’s not complicated (or paranormal). Navy Pier just rocks. Jutting 3,300 feet into Lake Michigan, this Chicago landmark demands… Read more »

Best Places to Eat Near Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago loves to eat. Food isn’t just gut-filler in Chicago — we take it seriously. Meals give us moments in our lives that we share and remember. Memories come from great food. Thankfully, Chicago’s got the best food around — and don’t forget it! Right now, Chicago’s undergoing a restaurant revolution. Chefs from around the… Read more »

Beer and Pizza Pairing

Ordering Beer With Your Pizza? Check out the Mouth-Watering Options Is there anything more delicious than pizza? And is there anything more American than a cold, frosty beer? At Giordano’s Pizza, we believe they’re a match made in heaven. Want to know what combos will most titillate your taste buds? Start with our delicious pizza… Read more »

Movies Filmed in Chicago

Chicago loves to show its cinematic side. If you got it, flaunt it. Chicago’s breath-taking architecture make it a prime choice for many directors. The imposing presence of Chicago’s buildings demand attention. Plus they look stunning on screen. Chicago’s buildings, adorned with Roman columns and ornate facades, draw you into their spacious and dizzying interiors… Read more »

Best Sides for Pizza

When pizza night rolls around, it’s sure to be a night of indulging on delicious pie piled high with zesty tomato sauce, stringy cheese and just the right amount of toppings. But what can you serve alongside that delicious pizza that plays the perfect supporting role? The trick to finding the perfect pizza side dish… Read more »

Famous Chicagoans: Who’s Your Favorite?

Chicago has birthed a lot of talent — from actors and musicians to writers and political figures, many big names call Chicago home. We’ve compiled an exciting list of some of the famous people who started their lives in the Windy City. Whether you grew up in the same neighborhood or they star in your… Read more »

Strange (But Delicious) Pizza Toppings

Tired of the same old pizza toppings? Yes, we all love the standard varieties: pepperoni, ham and pineapple, vegetarian — but how about something new? There’s a wild world of pizza out there. Don’t let pizza prejudice hold you back. We at Giordano’s have scoured the world’s craziest pizza concoctions and discovered some real wacky… Read more »

Catering 101: The Catering Tips to Make Your Next Event a Success

Invite anyone to a business meeting, social gathering or another large event, and the menu is sure to be one of their top questions. Of course, we’re sure your witty and engaging meeting planning is a big draw, but food is always a driving force when it comes to attending workshops, training sessions and other… Read more »

Architecture That Every Chicagoan Should Be Proud Of

Whether it is Chicago’s status as a sophisticated, world-class city by the lake, its famous skyline, beloved sports teams, different seasons, or famous deep-dish pizza, Chicagoans have much to appreciate about their city. If you live, work and play in the Windy City, you should add the city’s architecture to your list of things to… Read more »