Chicago winner on Rachael Ray’s Pizza Throwdown

According to a report from, “Once again, the online voters have clicked. Chicago loyalists named Home Run Inn’s pizza the best of 10 candidates for Rachael Ray’s Pizza Throwdown, airing at 2 p.m. Thursday on WBBM-Channel 2. Some New York joint called Gaby’s Pizza will represent the Big Apple.”
The article said, “Joe Perrino, Home Run Inn’s president, thanked the company’s customers in a press release. “2007 is a very special year for Home Run Inn,” he said. “It is our 60th anniversary. Representing Chicago … is an excellent way to commemorate this occasion.” The company still uses the recipe created by founders Nick Perrino and Mary Grittani in 1947.”
Home Run’s original location is at 4254 W. 31st St. Other locations, and more information about the company, are on its Web site,

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