September 18, 2014 |

Home Run Inn opens first Northside Chicago location

By Mandy Wolf Detwiler

CHICAGO – September 2014 –Home Run Inn (HRI), Chicago’s Premium Thin-Crust Pizza, is proud to announce the early 2015 opening of its 10th Chicagoland location and very 1st Northside of Chicago restaurant at 3215 N. Sheffield in Lakeview.
Cozy up to the new neighborhood eatery, a historic 5,500 square-foot building with natural brick, wood ceilings and hard wood floors, and watch your piping hot pizza come straight from the oven to your table.  The pub-like atmosphere will feature a large U-shaped bar to house 16 beers on tap.  Also, expect an innovative beverage menu with infused cocktails and up to 20 varieties of wines.

Home Run Inn Pizza has captured the hearts of Chicagoans since it opened its first tavern on the South Side over 65 years ago with the same family tradition and same all natural ingredients.  A true pizza with integrity!

Specialty Pizzas include the Garlic Fireball, with sausage, jalapeno peppers and giardiniera on a garlic butter crust; The 1947, with sausage, caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms; The Farmhouse; with  turkey sausage, roasted potatoes and caramelized onions; Chicago’s Best, sausage, pepperoni and smoked bacon; and many more…all made with fresh tomato sauce, abundant cheese and a hand-pinched buttery crust.  You also can “Create Your Own Pizza,” selecting from a variety of over 20 garden and premium toppings. There is even a gluten-free pizza.

Home Run Inn’s menu is more extensive than ever! Popular appetizers include the Guinness Nachos, crisp cottage fried potatoes smothered with pulled Guinness braised beef, Dubliner cheese, Jameson horseradish sauce and fresh scallions; and Jumbo Chicken Wings, tossed in your favorite sauce.

There is a large selection of sandwiches.  To name just a few:  the Grand Slam Burger, with Applewood smoked thick-cut bacon, crispy onion straws and bleu cheese sauce served on a grilled pretzel roll; “MVB,” HRI’s Most Valuable Beef sandwich topped with giardiniera, pepperoni and mozzarella served on a grilled ciabatta roll with a side of marinara dipping sauce; and Carolina Chicken, char-grilled chicken with Jack Daniel’s caramelized onions, Applewood smoked thick-cut bacon and provolone cheese topped off with Carolina style mustard BBQ sauce, served on a grilled ciabatta roll.  Pastas include the Signature Vodka Rigatoni; and Homemade Lasagna.

On a lighter note, there are such offerings as:  the Pizza Lite (Almost Cheese-less Pizza), fresh basil, plum tomatoes, diced zucchini/yellow squash mix and mushrooms, seasoned with olive oil, Italian seasoning and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese; and Harvest Salad, fresh greens, cubed apples, bleu cheese crumbles, toasted almonds, craisins and sliced strawberries, tossed with homemade harvest vinaigrette dressing–made with Stevia (all natural sugar substitute).
Save room for one of the many delectable desserts, including Home Run Inn’s Ghirardelli Chocolate Bomb, a rich chocolate cupcake with chocolate chips, topped with creamy mousse and chocolate fudge.
A Kid’s menu also is available for children ten years and under. The new Lakeview location will provide Dine In, Carry Out and Delivery.

About Home Run Inn
Home Run Inn is considered Chicago’s very own. The traditional style, all natural pizza is recognized for its irresistible flavor, featuring a hand-pinched buttery crust, tasty sauce, plentiful cheese and homemade sausage.  Family-owned and operated, Home Run Inn is the number one selling frozen pizza brand in the Chicagoland area and received  #1 rating as the best frozen pizza by Consumer Reports in its September 2013 issue.  Produced at its own manufacturing facilities and distributed through Power Play Distributors, the quality-controlled pizza company has expanded to stores in over 30 states.

With its loyal Chicago customers in mind, Home Run Inn continues to serve their favorite pizza and other specialties at nine locations:  three in Chicago (Little Village, Garfield Ridge and Beverly/Morgan Park); Addison; Bolingbrook; Darien; Melrose Park; Westmont; and Hillside, IL.  For further information, visit or call 630-783-9696. For up to the minute news, join on Twitter and Facebook.

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