Conceived by the owner in his Chicago Law Office while Dreaming of "il gran giorno" when he would open his restaurant, the Pizza Pot Pie has become a favorite of world-wide pizza connoisseurs who have graced the Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company since its inception in 1972. The Pizza Pot Pie is an individual serving, "made from scratch" with triple-raised Sicilian bread-type dough; a homemade sauce consisting of olive oil, fresh garlic, onions, green peppers, whole plum tomatoes and a special blend of cheeses; sausage made from prime Boston butts; and doorknob-size, whole, fresh mushrooms. (Vegetarian pizza pot pie may be special ordered.)
"Before the meal"...a cheerful, colorful, and appetizing variety of the splendid Italian version of hors d'oeuvres. This abundant serving, however, offers a judicious selection from which one can create a complete individual meal. Experience these unique taste sensations with the Mediterranean Bread and a bottle of dry, red Italian wine.
A moderate serving of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, green and black olives, pepperoncini, onions, artichoke hearts, and green peppers, intended for one to two adults to compliment pizza or Oven Grinders. Served with sour cream garlic, sweet and sour poppyseed, and Italian dressings.
Described simply as a creation. An honest product with a presence, a substance, a fragrance, and a taste. This bread was intended as a compliment to the Antipasto and the Salad Dinners but has earned its reputation, standing alone, as this restaurant's most popular menu item. Serves two to four adults and is enhanced by wine.
What in the blazes? A large authentic Italian loaf stuffed with select Italian meats, cheeses, peppers, etc. basted with freshly seasoned garlic oil, and baked piping hot.
Smoked ham, Genoa salami, Swiss cheese, anchovies, pickled sweet red pimento peppers, beef-steak tomatoes, Romano cheese, garlic oil and Italian spices.
Genoa salami, Swiss cheese, anchovies, pickled red pimento peppers, Romano cheese, garlic oil and Italian spices.
Succulent smoked ham, Swiss cheese, pickled red pimento peppers, Romano cheese, garlic oil and Italian spices.
Baked Italian meatballs, tomato sauce, brick cheese, fresh green peppers, Romano cheese, garlic oil and Italian spices.
Savory Italian sausage, tomato sauce, brick cheese, green peppers, Romano cheese, garlic oil and Italian spices.
Tomato sauce, brick and Swiss cheese, eggplant, onions, olives, mushrooms, red and green peppers, Romano cheese, garlic oil and Italian spices.
These Salad Dinners are "made to order" by specially trained salad chefs and have become as popular over the years as the Pizza Pot Pie. Each one is intended to provide an evening meal for two to four people when accompanied by the Mediterranean Bread and a bottle of wine. Each salad will also satisfy four to six people as an accompaniment to the Pizza Pot Pie or the Oven Grinders. Served with sour cream garlic, sweet and sour poppyseed, and Italian dressings, which may be purchased separately in 12 ounce bottles to take home ($8 per bottle).
Lettuce, smoked ham, provolone and Swiss cheese, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, artichoke hearts... tossed with freshly grated Romano cheese.
Lettuce, onions, peppers, tomatoes, chopped green onions, green and black olives, cucumbers, artichoke hearts... topped with crumbled Farmers cheese.
Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, Greek olives, onions, anchovies, chopped green onions, dill weed... tossed with feta cheese.
Lettuce, smoked ham, Italian cappocola, provolone and Swiss cheeses, Italian sausage, meatballs, Genoa salami, pepperoni, artichoke hearts, green peppers, anchovies, tomatoes, olives, whole pepperoncini, sliced fresh mushrooms, whole pickled mushrooms, cucumbers, pickled red pimento peppers, chopped green onions...covered with freshly grated Romano cheese.
An Italian frozen cream dessert, flavored with rum and crushed macaroons and sprinkled with finely crushed toasted almonds. Made exclusively for the Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company.
If buildings could talk, the narrow three-story brick structure at 2121 North Clark Street, Chicago, could tell quite a tale: genteel youth, evil middle age, fiery holocaust - and rebirth. No one seems to know just when the old house was built, but there are distinct traces of Victorian gentility in its brownstone front, its second-story entrance reached by a flight of stone steps and its high ceilinged, narrow-windowed formality.