Slang Words Used in Chicago

Chicago boasts many distinct sights, foods, architecture and events that define the city and make it the exciting place it is to live in and visit. We also have plenty of our own phrases and slang that you don’t often hear in other areas. For an outsider, hearing these phrases can be confusing. Some are… Read more »

The Windy City Dog Scene —The Best Dog Parks in Chicago

Chicago is known for a lot of things — for instance, deep dish pizza, The Chicago Art Institute and the Annual Godzilla Convention, just to name a few. Additionally, from hitting the shops along the Magnificent Mile to visiting live animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo and, ahem, preserved ones at the Natural History Museum,… Read more »

How to Eat Pizza on a Date

Dating can seem like a war zone. A treacherous path lined with etiquette traps, tough calls and — and like war, it’s hard to declare a definitive win. There’s an awful lot of anxiety that goes into the first date. There are billions of articles outlining the ways you can offend your date, from ordering… Read more »

Movies for Pizza Lovers to Watch

Do you love Pizza and Movies? Check out our favorite pizza feature films! Pizza is truly a comfort food. From that very first bite we had as children, pizza is often associated with a feeling of nostalgia, with its hot tasty crusty and gooey cheese. Who can resist? Just as pizza is one of those… Read more »

How Pizza-Eating Style Reflects Personality

How Does Your Pizza-Eating Style Reflect On Your Personality? Nothing beats a fresh, gooey pizza pie. With about 3 million pizzas sold each year in the United States and an average of 46 slices of pizza eaten per person each year, you aren’t alone in your pizza eating activities. You know just what to do… Read more »

The Many Benefits of Franchising with Giordano’s Pizza

High-quality, fast and casual dining is all the rage these days. Consumers are no longer satisfied with mediocre food prepared quickly. However, many still experience the dreaded time crunch when it comes to choosing a restaurant. That’s why so many restaurants offering expertly and efficiently prepared food have begun to take off. Consider these statistics… Read more »

Things to do Near the Magnificent Mile

There are a number of places that can be described as definitively Chicago — the sky scrapers that reach high into the clouds, Lake Michigan lapping against the shoreline and Michigan Avenue, affectionately known as the Magnificent Mile, that runs straight through the heart of the city’s downtown. In fact, the Magnificent Mile has become… Read more »

How to Throw the Perfect Summer Party

How to Plan the Perfect Summer Party Summertime is the perfect time for entertaining. It is usually warm enough to be able to hold your party outdoors, barring inclement weather. Moreover, even if there is a rainstorm, outdoor event tents will generally keep the raindrops away from your guests. But where do you begin to… Read more »

The Best Places to Eat Near Shedd Aquarium

Chicago is a fabulous place to explore. Breathtaking architecture. Gorgeous views of Lake Michigan. Storied history. Some of the best sports teams in America. And excellent museums and educational institutions. Here at Giordano’s, one of our favorite places to explore is Shedd Aquarium. Fun for the whole family, you can spend hours wandering and learning… Read more »

A Guide To Summer Events in Chicago

Ah, summer. The time when we can finally pack away the parkas — for a couple months, anyway — and pat ourselves on the back for surviving another Chicago winter. The city comes alive during the summer months, with hundreds of eclectic events vying for your attention. Whether you prefer live music, visual arts, food… Read more »