Pizza pie…That’s amore. Spread the love as Gino’s East celebrates the true meaning of it this Valentine’s Day with “The Giving Heart.” For every deep-dish, heart-shaped cheese pizza purchased from Wednesday, February 8 through the end of the month, a portion of proceeds will go to Children’s Memorial Hospital.
The family-friendly Gino’s East is famous for hosting guests who etch and graffiti all over the walls to leave their lasting impressions.
This year, the family owners behind Gino’s East have etched out a heart of their own for Children’s Memorial Hospital via an ongoing partnership including most recently serving as food sponsors at the 15th Annual Step Up for Kids event. Upcoming benefit events that Gino’s East is participating in include the Chicago Dance Marathon on March 3 and Move for the Kids in May.
“Our team at Gino’s East is committed to our hometown Chicago community,” says Jeff Himmel, owner. “This month we’re delighted to join forces with our guests in raising funds to benefit Children’s Memorial Hospital and all of the deserving families it serves.”
Heart-shaped pizzas are $10. Gino’s East restaurants that are offering “The Giving Heart” campaign are The Original Gino’s East at 162. E. Superior St in Chicago; 633 N. Wells St. in Chicago; 1590 E. Main St. in St. Charles; 315 Front St. in Wheaton; and 820 S. Milwaukee in Libertyville. For more information visit www.GinosEast.com.
About Children’s Memorial Hospital
Children's Memorial is building a world-class children's hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, opening on June 9, 2012. The 23-story, state-of-the-art hospital is located in downtown Chicago on the campus of our academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and will offer the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. The hospital seeks the support of the entire community to complete Lurie Children’s and help make Chicago the healthiest place in the nation for kids. www.ChildrensMemorial.org
The story of Gino’s East
The Gino’s East story began in 1966 when two taxi drivers and a friend, frustrated with rush hour traffic, decided to open a pizzeria just off Michigan Avenue and Superior Street in Chicago. The Original Gino’s East became an instant legend with local Chicagoans, national celebrities and visitors from around the world. Their famous deep-dish pizza tastes the same as it did back then. Each pizza is made by hand and features its own unique look. Each legendary pizza is created with a secret golden, buttery and flaky crust, fresh vine-ripened tomatoes, and loaded with your choice of fresh ingredients including their famous patty-style sausage. Once baked to perfection these enormous pies are brought to your table in well-seasoned, cast-iron skillets.
Gino’s East has had its fair share of famous visitors. Their deep-dish has been featured on the Travel Channel’s Man Vs. Food; as a challenge during the last leg of The Amazing Race; and on the Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate hosted by celebrity chef Duff Goldman. In a city known as the “Pizza Capital of the World,” The Original Gino’s East is still the number one pizza restaurant where customers from near and far return year after year to scribble their names into the wood and stucco walls of our flagship restaurant in downtown Chicago.
For information including restaurant locations and phone numbers, online shipping, private parties and catering, visit www.GinosEast.com.
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