Connie's Night Out | chicago foodie girl

7.16.2014

Connie's Night Out

Recently, Diana and I were invited to join a group of other fantastic bloggers for a night of food and fabulous drinks at the newest location of Connie's Pizza. For those of you who live in the Chicago-area, I'm sure you're already familiar with Connie's Pizza (who hasn't had a slice at the Taste of Chicago or US Cellular?!), but you might not realize that not only has the South Side institution recently expanded onto the North Side of city, but also they have numerous new delicious wood-fired pizza options (all thanks to the gorgeous pizza oven that was custom ordered from Italy).

During Connie's Night Out, we learned all about the history of the restaurant (the original location was purchased by current owner Jim Stolfe with a classic Oldsmobile and a few months of free labor!) and sampled their newest dishes, along with several classics and customer favorites. After ten (!!!) courses, we stumbled (well, I stumbled, thanks to the potent drinks) out of Connie's with out tummies full and a renewed appreciation for one of Chicago's longest-running pizza joints. 

 The main dining room at the new Gold Coast location - check out that awesome pizza oven!

 Caprese Tower Salad

Electric Lemonade

Antipasto Salad: fresh mixed greens with provolone cheese, salami, capicolla, kalamata olives, artichokes, roasted red peppers, and tomatoes

Calabrese: Sopressata, provolone, and spicy Calabrese peppers (one of the new wood-fired pizzas!)

Chicken & Mushrooms: oven roasted chicken breast and mushrooms with a classic herb white wine sauce

 Personal Stuffed Pizza: with sausage, artichokes, black olives, and mushrooms

Mini Cannoli, Aunt Marie's Cheesecake, Tiramisu, and Mama's Sue's Ice Box Cake

Disclosure: I received a complimentary meal to facilitate this post. Review and all opinions are my own.
 
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