Friday, September 19, 2014

Lisa Marie Varon and the Squared Circle

Lisa Marie Varon was born in California and only came to Chicago a few years ago, but she certainly seems like a Chicago girl.  Having a great restaurant near DePaul definitely helped entrench her in the community.
Lisa is a real sweetheart.  We have interviewed her a few times and have talked with her many times.  She is simply awesome.
Speaking of awesome, her restaurant, The Square Circle, is one of my favorite places.  I love their pizza.  I am also a big fan of their Coke, which has become a long-standing joke.  Yes, there really is such a thing as great fountain Cokes (and likewise also bad fountain Cokes).
The Squared Circle also offers cheese-stuffed burgers, brick oven pizza, duck fat pizza and many more delicious options.  I plan on eventually working my way through the menu, but I tend to get stuck on their pizza.  It is just that good.
TSC has several televisions for your sporting events watching.  Wrestling is obviously a favorite here.  There is nothing like watching wrestling, new or old, while Lisa chats with you, which she often does.  People talk about comfort food, TSC is a comfort place.
Lisa Marie Varon might be a native Californian, but she is a Chicago girl and truly one of our very own!
Lisa Marie Varon and me in Chicago, IL-April 2014.

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