New Year - New Name - New Restaurant, Introducing Himmel's of Lincoln Square

Sister Act II -- Sisters Carol and Diana Himmel Introduce Latest European Style Restaurant at site of former Pizza D.O.C.

21 Dec, 2012, 08:20 ET from Himmel's

CHICAGO, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

"Our German flair in the kitchen continues to propel us toward providing the finest quality ingredients with from scratch recipes that are fresh and mouth-watering," said Himmel's restaurant owner Carol Himmel.  "We have been blessed with a growing customer base during the last several years in Lincoln Square and feel that this is a natural evolution for our restaurant," said Himmel.

Don't fret, the famous wood-fired pizzas and pastas you have come to know and love will still be on the menu. But, Himmel's will take full advantage of their first of its kind 15-year-old wood-fired pizza oven.  On the new menu, bone-in-ribeye, pork shank, half-roasted chicken, pork schnitzel and many more.

"We are thrilled with this new food concept for our customers and our family," said Himmel's restaurant owner Diana Himmel-Krewer.  "The name Himmel's means heaven and we want all of our customers to feel like their experience was a little piece of heaven on earth," said Himmel-Krewer.

The grand opening festivities will start at 5:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve December 31, 2012 and continue on New Year's Day, January 1, 2013.  Reservations can be made by calling (773) 784-8777.  The restaurant is located at 2251 West Lawrence Avenue • Chicago, IL 60625.  We will have a special New Year's Eve Prix Fixe menu for, $65 for adults and a special children's menu.  Entrees will include a first course choice of herb encrusted Prime Rib of Beef baked and finished in our wood fired oven, or filet of beef served with bearnaise sauce and lobster tail or fresh caught Atlantic salmon grilled to perfection and finished in our wood-fired oven.  All items will be served with a soup or salad and a choice of dessert and a glass of champagne.

Guests will be greeted by Himmel's owners throughout the evening and will also take part in New Year's festivities to ring in the New Year.

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Himmel's Cuisine

The amazing wood-burning oven is the first of its kind in the city of Chicago.  The oven is straight from Rome and has been making authentic pizzas and breads for more then 15 years. The flavor profile this culinary vessel brings to pizza is so spectacular; they just couldn't let their other foods get jealous.  So we started to experiment and found that our specials have been such a hit, we wanted to make them a more permanent fixture.

Customers will be delighted when they try the special succulent half-roasted chicken, or perhaps our hand-scored (tender on the inside and crispy on the outside) pork shank. Signature dishes will include a thick cut U.S.D.A. Prime bone-in rib eye, seasoned to perfection. All of these dishes finished in our one of a kind oven.

The wood-burning oven will still be churning out the famous Roman style pizzas made with the freshest ingredients,handcrafted and baked in a 700-degree oak burning brick oven. And our veteran chefs will be crafting fresh made specialty pastas and salads for your enjoyment.

Sit back, relax, enjoy your meal and welcome to heaven on earth...Himmel's.

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