Families were able to take pictures with the Easter Bunny, participate in an egg hunt, and enjoyed Lou’s pizza for lunch! This is Horner Park’s annual fundraising event which is held for the neighborhood kids and their parents.
Needless to say … the afternoon was hoppin’!
Prior to Sunday, this event had been sold out for months. Naturally, Pizza Summit goers were ready and waiting to try some of the best pizza our city has to offer, including our famous deep dish pizza, of course!
The high-energy event had a pizza eating contest, photo booth, a brass band concert, and a performance from the top pizza spinner from the World Pizza Games…which is actually a thing.
In Chicago, we know our pizza game is strong, and this event really brought the community together to celebrate everything that is great about Chicago pizza.
The event was Harry Potter themed and celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first book in the series, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” J.K. Rowling’s fictional world was brought to life by guests wearing cloaks and holding wands in a Hogwarts decorated room while enjoying live music, an art auction, and the company of local artisans. All proceeds benefitted the New Lenox Public Library.
Somehow, our famous deep dish pizza magically vanished over the course of the evening…
The event was a play on words of March Madness where students and their families came to the school for an evening of math games, music, and of course … pizza!
It was a great night of educational family fun!
On Friday, February 17th, our Evanston pizzeria helped kick off the 2017 Polar Plunge season with the SUPER Plunge at Clark Street Beach.
The event was the first of 22 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunges that benefit Special Olympics Illinois. These events make up the largest fundraising vehicle for the Special Olympics of Illinois, and proceeds benefit athletes all over the state.
The nearly 60 SUPER Plungers began jumping into Lake Michigan at 2pm, and they did it again every hour until 1pm on Saturday, February 18th. That’s 24 times for those of you counting at home!
In between jumps, the SUPER Plungers warmed up with slices of our deep dish pizza. If there’s any consolation for jumping into Lake Michigan in the middle of February…it’s Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza!
On Saturday, February 11th, our River North pizzeria was a food sponsor for the Juvenile Protective Association’s fourth annual “All in for Kids” Casino Night.
This is our second year in a row sponsoring this event for the JPA, an organization that gives at-risk children and families access to services that can help.
The Casino Night was held at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall, and attendees of the sold out black tie event enjoyed fancy fare from restaurants all over Chicago, in addition to our famous deep dish pizza.