Access to good pizza has never been a problem in Chicago, so it's no surprise that Eric Fosse, owner of HomeMade Pizza, decided to bring his pizzeria gem to the Windy City. With more than 19 stores, and counting, in the city and its suburbs, HomeMade assembles, sells and delivers pizzas - but it doesn't cook them. The baking takes place in its customers' home ovens. That twist has helped the chain stand out in a city packed with pizza. And, the pizza is phenomenal. Seriously, the pizza is amazing, beating out, in my book, Gino's East and Giordano's.
Last night, the HomeMade crew assembled on Wells Street for the Grand Opening, and it was a blast. Guests had a chance to meet the personable, and quite cool, Eric Fosse and his HomeMade team to try out some of its delicious pizza. Some of my favorites from the opening were the Fresh Herb pizza, herbs topped with a light olive oil base, accented by earthy Chèvre cheese, The Miesian, fresh Roma tomato, roasted garlic, tons of basil and our impeccable creamy Mozzarella, Spinach Pie, fresh Roma tomato, roasted garlic, tons of basil and our impeccable creamy Mozzarella, The Georgia, cumin-scented Santa Fe chicken sausage is tempered by the mellow crunch of poblano peppers and finished with smooth Ricotta cheese and my absolute favorite, BBQ Chicken, grilled chicken tossed in Sweet Baby Ray's award-winning BBQ sauce, paired with red onion and garnished with fresh cilantro.
Look out for the next opening on State Street!!!