Old Chicago Pizza and Tap Room is set to open at Mockingbird Station in the former Vapiano space at the northwest corner of the center. The chain restaurant and bar offering deep dish pizzas, calzones and hearty appetizers and featuring a wide variety of craft beers opens December 8. It’s not in Lakewood proper, but it’s near enough to be on the eatery loop for those who shop in the center, take in movies at the Angelika or just enjoy trying something new.
You can view a full menu here.
Old Chicago, founded in Boulder, Colorado and owned by the folks who brought us Gordon Biersch, has 96 branches in 22 states. In Texas, there’s an Old Chicago near the Killeen Mall, and another in Addison didn’t make it a few years ago.
After years of visiting Old Chicago on family vacations in Silverthorne, Colorado, our tribe is thrilled to see their sign go up. Old Chicago offers two types of made-from-scratch crust to keep everyone happy – Tavern Thin, crispy, light and square cut or Chicago Thick, buttery, round and hand-tossed. The atmosphere in the restaurant is family-friendly, with multi-generational groups enjoying an affordable meal. In the bar it feels like the TV show Cheers – talk between tables and everyone cheering their favorite team on TV. Lunch specials are a big hit – lots of food for little cash – and are likely to draw nearby office crowds and SMU kids. Expect Old Chicago to live long and prosper in that space.
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