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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Had a Lou Malnati’s Pizza Party

Plus, Nisei Lounge now has a “wall of Malort” and more AM Intel

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Chrissy Teigen isn’t one of those celebrities who mocks Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. The celebrity/model/cookbook author/wife of John Legend is quite the opposite, in fact, as she posted a video of herself via Instagram excitedly dancing around in circles while holding her young daughter and exclaiming “pizza party!” over and over at a Lou Malnati’s over the weekend while Legend sat at a table grinning. Check it out below.


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—In more news about iconic Chicago food and drink items, venerable Wrigleyville dive bar and Malort torchbearer Nisei Lounge now has a “wall” of notoriously bitter wormwood liquor and customers are leaving hysterical tasting notes at the bar, according to Chicagoist. Check out the link for photos of a few, which include “Malort tastes like fertilizer...and it doesn’t grow on you.” Nisei ownership, who called it “100 bottles of Malort on the wall,” put up the bottles on May 31 and held a party on June 5.

Robert’s Pizza Co. in Streeterville has been closed since late last week while paper has gone up on its windows, leading to diners’ worry that the restaurant is shuttered for good. Ownership says via Facebook that its closed “for unexpected repairs,” however, and that they “promise to be back soon.” Stay tuned for any updates.

—Eaters in Austin on the South Side are freaking out after a locally-viral Facebook video showed a rat inside Joe’s BBQ & Fish at 4900 W. Madison St., DNAinfo reports. The restaurant has failed 10 health inspections since 2010, according to the report, including one on May 18 when inspectors found 65 rat droppings. It passed its most recent inspection on May 25 after a manager cleaned up the rat doo-doo, however.

—And finally, the Cubs continue to bring in some of Chicago’s best chefs. This time it was Spiaggia chef/owner Tony Mantuano, who threw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field on June 7. Throwing a first pitch at Wrigley, which you can check out below, was on Mantuano’s bucket list in association with Spiaggia’s 30-year anniversary four years ago.

Tony Mantuano throws the first pitch at Wrigley Field. Steve Green, official photographer of the Chicago Cubs

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

1050 East Higgins Road, , IL 60007 (847) 439-2000 Visit Website

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

439 North Wells Street, , IL 60654 (312) 828-9800 Visit Website

Robert's Pizza Co.

355 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 222-0905 Visit Website

Nisei Lounge

3439 North Sheffield Avenue, , IL 60657 (773) 525-0557 Visit Website


980 North Michigan Avenue, , IL 60611 (312) 280-2750 Visit Website

Wrigley Field

, Chicago, IL 60613