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Welcome Pizza Enthusiasts!
Chicago is a pizza town, no doubt about it, and who better to lead a tour through the region’s best pizza places than the guy who wrote the book on the subject? Steve Dolinsky is a 13-time James Beard Award-winning food reporter who’s lived in Chicago for more than 25 years. He’s eaten more than his fair share of pizza for his work as the “Hungry Hound” at ABC 7 News, Co-Host/Producer of “The Feed Podcast” and travel writer for The Chicago Tribune. Steve tried 185 pizzas in the region, settling on 101 outstanding pizzas, broken into 10 distinct styles. One of the biggest surprises of all: Chicago is a “thin” town (that is, tavern-style, square-cut) as opposed to the deep-dish and stuffed images of gigantic pies most people associate with The Windy City.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
FUN AND UNIQUE WAY TO LEARN ABOUT CHICAGO HISTORY!
"Being from Chicago, I thought that I knew everything there was to know about our beloved pizza. Wow! I was wrong! I have a new found appreciation for the many delicious styles that this great city has to offer. This tour not only offers a great history behind pizza but it is a unique way to tour and learn about Chicago's neighborhoods. You will not leave hungry!"
-MARLO H., TripAdvisor
IN NATIONAL NEWS
NEW PIZZA TOUR AND BOOK PROCLAIMS CHICAGO PIZZA CITY, USA
"At each pizza place, Dolinsky is a little bit pizza Einstein, talking about things like 'OBR' (that’s 'optimal bite ratio,' and refers to the preferred distribution of crust, sauce, toppings and cheese) and 'PIGUE syndrome' ('Pizza I Grew Up Eating' syndrome, alluding to the inability to distinguish between what’s good and what’s known). And he’s a little bit pizza Yoda: 'All deeps are pans but not all pans are deeps,' he muses."
- Kate Silver, THE WASHINGTON POST
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
GREAT FOOD AND SO INTERESTING!
"The owners of the restaurants tour you through their operations, so you get to see the different ways pizza is made and learn some fun history about the small but competitive pizza families."
- TRAVELANJ, TripAdvisor
IN THE NEWS
TAKING CHICAGO'S DEFINITIVE PIZZA TOUR
"His knowledge of the city's diverse pizza culture is overwhelming, overflowing, his eagerness to share it with us more redolent of an enthusiast than an expert...it's likely you won't have tried a majority of the pies on his tours."
-SAM EICHNER, URBANDADDY
STEVE SHOWS HOSTS OF "HOME & FAMILY" HOW TO MAKE A CHICAGO-STYLE PIZZA
"Chicago-style means tavern-style thin, not necessarily deep-dish..."
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Sunday Hangover Pizza Crawl
(Meets at the Damen Avenue Blue Line train stop)
CHICAGO PIZZA BUS TOURS
SATURDAYS from 11am - 2:30pm & SUNDAYS from 11:30am - 3pm | 3.5 HOURS | $69
Saturday tours meet at Labriola (535 N. Michigan Ave) in the rear private dining room. Sunday Tours meet at Forno Rosso (1048 W. Randolph St.) Your tour guide will be wearing a black “Pizza City USA” shirt. READ MORE...
Wicker Park / Bucktown Pizza Walk
SUNDAYS from 11am - 2pm | 3 hours | $49 (CLOSED NOV. '18 - APRIL '19)
Meet your tour leader just outside the Damen Avenue Blue Line train stop. They’ll be wearing a black “Pizza City USA” shirt. READ MORE...
West Loop Pizza Walk
SATURDAYS from 11am - 2pm | 3 HOURS | $49 (CLOSED NOV. '18 - APRIL '19)
Meet your tour leader at Lou Malnati’s (1235 W. Randolph St.), a 7-minute drive from The Loop. They’ll be wearing a black “Pizza City USA” shirt. READ MORE...
WEST TOWN PIZZA WALK
SATURDAYS from 4pm - 6pm | 2 HOURS | $49 (CLOSED NOV. '18 - APRIL '19)
Meet your tour leader at Salerno's (1201 W. Grand Ave.), a 7-minute drive from The Loop. They’ll be wearing a black “Pizza City USA” shirt. This tour includes drinks. READ MORE...