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What Makes Lincoln Square Unique? It’s a corner where German roots have given way to a vibrant modern community.
And Lincoln Square Patch covered the Morning Show’s coverage of the Lincoln Square area. Read more.
Himmel’s is home to the original Chicago Neapolitan pie
We’re all a little bit spoiled now that every new restaurant that opens is required by law to install ovens carved out of the rock face of Vesuvius, and it’s easy to forget that Pizza D.O.C. was first to get the dough rolling. But the place just kept quietly on, perfuming the 2200 block of Lawrence with the gentle whiff of wood smoke even after D’Ortenzi died and sisters Diana and Carol Himmel bought in five years ago. They kept serving the same pastas, salads, antipasti, and saltimbocca alla Romana too, but gradually began sneaking in specials that reflected their (and the neighborhood’s) German heritage. A few months ago they made a major move by putting their name above the door and putting those German dishes on the menu permanently.
190 North visits Himmel’s
Himmel’s featured on 190North
Himmels featured on Patch – Lincoln Square
As Patch says “No matter your reason for liking the fried seafood tradition, here’s where you can get it in the neighborhood.”
Read the full article here.
Carol Himmel cooks live on WGN TV
Bavarian Bites In Lincoln Square
As featured in Thrillist.Check out the great pictures and and get a feeling for our new menu here.
Pizza and a Side of Spaetzle
We sat down with DNAinfo.com-Chicago recently to discuss our name change and much more! Did you realize we had such German heritage?Find out more by reading the entire article here.
Himmels featured on Patch
Patch staff writer Sarah Flagg sat down with Sisters Carol Himmel and Diana Himmel-Krewer to discuss the rebirth of Pizza DOC as Himmel’s Chicago. You can read the entire interview here.
Himmel’s mentioned in TimeOut Chicago
“All signs point to Deutschland.” Himmels is featured in ToC’s Trendcast: Four reasons German food will take off in 2013. You can read the entire article here
From the Chicago ‘Red Eye’
Turning Over A New Leaf
As featured in Chicago Magazine’s ‘Dish’ column:
When New Year’s resolutions began on Tuesday, Pizza D.O.C. turned over a new leaf to become Himmel’s (2251 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-784-8777), a German-inflected restaurant under the same ownership. “Since the beginning, we have wanted to make it more European,” says Carol Himmel, co-owner with her sister, Diana Himmel-Krewer. “People were saying, ‘We are going to Himmel’s,’ anyway. Time to be proud and put our name on the shingle.” D.O.C.’s menu of pastas, salads, and woodburning-oven pizzas remains available, now augmented by dishes such as hand-scored pork shank (a dish common in Munich, the sisters’ ancestral home), beef rouladen, and champignon rahm schnitzel, as well as more wood-oven options, including chicken, bone-in rib eye, and fish. Funny, our own resolution resembled crossing the Alps, too—cleaning our desks.
Pizza D.O.C. Becoming Himmel’s on NYE
For 15 years, Pizza D.O.C. has been cranking thin-crust pies out of Chicago’s first wood-burning pizza oven. On New Year’s Eve, Pizza D.O.C. will become Himmel’s, a “European eatery” focusing on German-style fare. But they’ll still have the pizza.
Check out more on Chicago Eater.
New Year – New Name – New Restaurant, Introducing Himmel’s of Lincoln Square
Sisters Carol Himmel and Diana Himmel–Krewer owners of Pizza D.O.C. are thrilled to announce their latest venture. On January 1, 2013 Pizza D.O.C. will become Himmel’s, a European style eatery in the heart of Lincoln Square. For five years the Himmels (of German heritage) have successfully dished up Italian delights while fulfilling their dream of running one of Chicago’s finest family-owned restaurants. Now, “Sister Act II – the second restaurant act” will play out under a new name, Himmel’s, providing the finest quality European cuisine.
Read more at PR Newswire.
Fox Chicago hosts Himmel’s in studio
Chef and co-owner, Carol Himmel, joined Fox Chicago hosts to provide a sneak peak at Frühschoppen – Father’s Day brunch, Bavarian style! To make your reservation, call (773)784-8777.