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Una Pizza Napoletana

Una Pizza Napoletana “Four nights a week, Anthony Mangieri creates what many consider among the best pizza in America at Una Pizza Napoletana, a nondescript, spartan restaurant carved out of a San Francisco auto garage South of Market. Mangieri’s routine begins when he comes to the restaurant every morning, usually alone, sometimes accompanied by his wife and infant…

HAMILTON, An American Musical

Most of the time, running a pizza tour seems like a ton of fun, but there really is a lot of work behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smooth. Sometimes it’s downright chaos, but in the end it is always worth it. We do our best to not take ourselves too seriously, and I…

Follow Your Dreams, Fearlessly

“Follow Your Dreams, Fearlessly” A discussion with Gary Bredow and Jenny Feterovich from the hit PBS series “START UP” About 6 years ago Jenny Feterovich was in Chicago producing the filming for the Ukraine version of the show “The Bachelor”.  They were looking to film the contestants inside a kitchen of a Chicago deep dish…

WGN Radio Steve Cochran Show Hosts Pizza Tour

Fat Tuesday 2017, normally I would spend this morning freezing my rear end off standing on the sidewalk of some bakery in Bridgeport waiting for paczkis.  Not Tuesday 2/28/17, we had other plans in the works.  Jonathan Knotek and I were going on the radio to talk Pizza Tours and Prohibition Tours. This was my…

WGN Radio Bill & Wendy Show 2014

People often ask if this is the coolest job in the world.  Yes and no is probably the best answer for that.  I mean sure it is, our job is sharing pizza with pizza fanatics!  But what the customer doesn’t always see is the amount of work that goes in behind the scenes that enables…

Taste Testing Frozen Deep Dish Pizzas

Among the many things that make Chicago deep dish special, one of the most important is that it’s comfort food that is meant to be shared with friends and family.  Living my whole life in Chicago, I take it for granted that I’m surrounded by hundreds of joints that make a great deep dish pizza….

Taste Talks Chicago

In September Kendall Bruns the creator of the US Pizza Museum reached out to us because he was going to host a pizza panel during the Chicago Taste Talks Event 2016.  An event like this is a great opportunity to be able to showcase some of our pizza knowledge but also to learn from some pizza…

Pizza Pilgrims Visit Windy City

November can be a pretty rad month for pizza tours, you never know what’s in store.  We start to scale back because it is technically “off season” but when we do, the availability can go quickly and we might have pretty large groups.  Either way, I was glad on this Weds afternoon (11/16/16) when I…

The Di Fara Experience

Have you ever taken a pizza-cation?  Chances are, if you are searching around on this site, you’re pretty serious about your pizza consumption, especially when traveling.  Being the founder of Chicago Pizza Tours, I tend to go all out on pizza when I am traveling.  This particular trip brought me to New York where I…

The Chicago Blackhawks & WGN Take A Pizza Tour

Awhile back we teased you with a post that a Blackhawks player was going to be cruising from pizzeria to pizzeria via Dough Force One.  Well that day came last week, and we were fortunate to have contest winners from WGN Radio and Jimmy Hayes #22 Right Winger See Chicago One Slice At A Time!…