This past Thursday, our team was out in the South Loop for the First Annual Jones College Prep Pizza Wars Fundraiser. Lou’s was a crowd favorite as we took home 1st place for “Best Pizza,” defeating Father and Son Pizza and Pie Eyed Pizza!
With the warm weather finally here, we also found our way outdoors this weekend at the 50th Annual Hegewisch Babe Ruth Baseball league tournament. Lou’s sampled to over 200 participants and many who currently go to our Midway restaurant were sharing in the excitement and anticipation of our Schererville opening later this summer.
Also, on Saturday, Lou’s was on hand at Lincolnwood Library for their Summer Reading Kickoff Party. Due to weather, the event had to be moved indoors but Lou’s continued in the fun and handed out over 250 slices to local Lincolnwood residents!
And finally, on Sunday, we marched their way over to Soldier Field for the Best Buddies Friendship Walk. With over 1000 people in attendance, Lou’s was a huge hit as we sampled out over 500 slices of pizza and the lines wrapped around the entire park! The entire Best Buddies program was super grateful for Lou’s being out there. There was a special guest DJ appearance from local superstar Chicago DJ’s Milk N Cooks who shared how much they love our pizza! A big thank you is in order to Peter, Philip and the rest of the South Loop staff for helping to make this event a success!
As a whole, the S.O.S. program strives to provide a safe and memorable summer by sending a target of 700 kids to camp; away from violence, drugs, and gang activity. This specific event not only raised enough money to send a goal of 50 children to summer camp this year, it exceeded its efforts by far and continues to raise funds.
Have a fun-filled summer, kids! We’ll see you next year!
Created by Old Style Beer, in conjunction with Empty Bottle Presents, this growing Windy City classic celebrates all things pizza. This year the event moved to Thalia Hall in order to allow twice as many fans to get in on the action than previous years. There were approximately 650 pizza fans in both sessions!
It was a great night of live music, drinks, and … deep dish!
In honor of National Cheese Month, Say Cheese Fest is a social event that highlights restaurants and retailers that serve the cheesiest products.
It was Gouda be there!
Founded in 2004, Leading India’s Future Today (LIFT) is dedicated to developing leadership excellence in motivated and talented youth in Tamil Nadu, India. LIFT provides quality education and a home environment for youth with high potential who would typically be denied schooling due to limited access to resources.
Guests enjoyed pizza and drinks all while bidding on silent auction items. All proceeds from the event supported LIFT.
The mission of Grassroots Animal Rescue is to provide a high-quality foster home, medical care, and nutrition to all of their foster cats as they look for responsible and loving homes.
During the event, a live acoustic swing band entertained while guests were given a swing dance lesson by instructors. In addition there was a silent auction, food-themed cat toys, and of course … deep dish!
All proceeds directly benefited the medical care of cats and kittens of Grassroots Animal Rescue.