In other news I heard that Gino's moved from that godaweful Planet Hollywood location. Someone may have posted about it and I just missed it. I heard a new chain moved into the building like Piezano's or something. A friend was there last weekend and said it was good. He said that Gino's moved back over by Northwestern and he thought it was in the same building. That can't be true because NW bulldozed the old building to make a parking lot. Doh! One of these times I need to get up there to confirm.
I hadn't heard that so I did some Google-ing and found this at Hot Slice:
"Gino's East turns 40, opens second downtown Chicago restaurant
Chicago-based Gino's East of Chicago opened a second downtown restaurant at its original location on Superior Street just off Michigan Avenue last Friday. The pizzeria that is famous for its Chicago deep dish pizza serves its legendary pizzas and other traditional menu items at both its current location at 633 N. Wells St. and at the new "old" location at 162 E. Superior Street.
"It's very nostalgic to be going back to our roots and reopening where the legend began 40 years ago," said Jeffrey Himmel, president of Gino's East Restaurant Corp. "We're delighted to be adding a second location in downtown Chicago to better serve the Gold Coast community and the tourists who frequent Michigan Avenue."
Diners at the popular Italian eatery, which has been expanded to accommodate private, semi-private and large group functions and meetings, will enjoy the charm of the famed Gino's East graffiti-covered walls bearing more than a few generations' worth of memories, as well as the delicious Italian fare. An outdoor rooftop garden provides an alfresco dining experience.
The Superior Street restaurant is a joint venture between The Original Gino's East of Chicago and The Buona Companies of Berwyn, Illinois. Gino's East officials say the company will add award-winning original family recipe Buona Italian Beef to its menu. Buona, which, in Italian, means "good," was created in 1981 by the Buonavolanto family from a favorite recipe they brought to Chicago from Naples, Italy.
The Original Gino's East of Chicago opened in 1966 when two taxi drivers and a friend, frustrated with rush hour traffic, decided to open a pizzeria at 162 E. Superior Street, just off Michigan Avenue. Since then, with the reopening of the Gold Coast location, the restaurant that became an instant legend with local Chicagoans, national celebrities and visitors from around the world, has expanded to 11 locations."