Chicago Night’s and Chicago Style Pizza

Well this was our last night in Chicago and after the Museum we decided to go hit up the Navy Pier and check out some sights around Chicago. We still had a couple hours of daylight so captured some cool photos during that time. Then we ended up eating some authentic Chicago pizza which happened to be gluten free and ended the night at Cherise.

Beautiful sights crossing the river (one they dye green for St Patricks Day)

Crazy car storage tower

Sights through Chicago

Random photos I snapped.

Guess this is famous, looks famous, except the 2 chains part.

The struggle is real in Chicago.

Found a Disney store, was decent.

Looking out UNIQLO in Chicago, thinking about Pizza

Ye Old Harry Carry Street

Woah what is this?!

Enter Lou Malnati’s Authentic Pizza

+gluten free review
gluten free thin crust pizza (excellent)

Started with a salad, fresh as a rabbit

Ok being in Chicago for the first time we were like let’s eat pizza one of the nights, so we used Yelp to google gluten free pizza and Lou Malnati’s popped up and said 0.4 miles let’s go! Now we didn’t realize we were embarking on one of the best pizza journeys of a life time. We arrived and there were about 50 people standing outside, I said darn, let’s go somewhere else. The lady however asked a lady why she was sitting down she said you go inside and place your order and then you wait outside for a text a message when your tables ready.

pizza

authentic Chicago pizza is served, and gluten free

pizza

Seriously dreaming of this pizza currently, so fucking good.

I would have left not knowing you can order your pizza with no line and wait for a text to be seated. They def need to make this more well known!!! However we went and walked around and came back after about 20 minutes and got seated. Then was additional 20-30 minutes for our pizza to arrive, service was excellent and the pizza…. best gluten free pizza I’ve ever had. SO GOOD. Can’t wait to fly back to Chicago just for Lou Malnati’s.

Great job.

 

Onwards to Navy Pier

Navy Pier is a 3,300-foot-long (1,010 m) pier on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan. It is located in the Streeterville neighborhood of the Near North Side community area. The Navy Pier currently encompasses more than fifty acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, family attractions and exhibition facilities and is the top leisure destination in the Midwestern United States (“Midwest”), drawing nearly nine million visitors annually. It is one of the most visited attractions in the entire Midwest and is Chicago’s number one tourist attraction.

Honestly I have no idea why, it’s beautiful, it has restaurants, but it was nothing SUPER SPECIAL, Texas has a few piers that are cool. However this is the best Pier i’ve ever visited so maybe that’s why its epic.

Fountain outside Navy Pier, cell phone pics sorry.

Getting closer, was a walk from where we were at.

Felt safe walking 1 mile at night in Chicago was pretty legit to make it here.

All of a sudden bam fireworks go off, on a wednesday! What the heck!?!

Grand Theft Auto views or what? Was super cool to look back at the city.

 

Back to Virgin Hotel

We wanted to check out Cherise, Virgin’s roof top bar, it sure is an epic place to hang out and have some black tea infused cocktails.

such a romantic chill zone

city scapes

a must stop if your in chicago

drink

Some of the best drinks I’ve had in awhile served here.

 

That’s all folks.

Back in Memphis at the Airport.

 

Honestly, I’d go back to Chicago today if I could, it’s a legit and safe spot. The media really fucks up their tourism. You drive to the ghetto in any city you’ll get shot, they just have more ghetto. Go to Chicago, it’s dope.

 

 

Chicago Day 2: Do-Rite Donuts and Museum of Science+Industry