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Proudest Moment

Not too long ago, I was being asked several questions about the business for a local magazine that was featuring Chicago Pizza Tours not only as a cool activity to do in town, but also as an interesting business.  When we got to the question “What is your proudest moment as a company?”, I was…

Plan B for Able Trek Tours

The way social media tends to be framed can give us an impression that everything works out amazing for everyone.  That’s not reality.  The reality is that things happen, stuff is out of our control, and it’s important to not panic and work hard to make sure that we are doing our very best to…

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…

US Pizza Museum On Display At Niles Public Library 2/1 – 3/31

On a rainy February day, I made the trip up Harlem Ave to the suburb of Niles to visit the US Pizza Museum Exhibit at the Niles Public Library.  I had an idea of what all the museum entailed, but was quite surprised by the amount of stuff that our good friend Kendall put together….

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…

Jon Visits Tony Gemignani

In August of 2015 one of the best companies in the pizza industry contacted me regarding taking a tour of their facility in Modesto, CA.  Yes, I’m talking about my favorite tomato company Stanislaus Food Products.  Owned and operated by the Cortopassi family, they epitomize the correct way to run a company from top to…

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…

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!…

DePaul Blue Demons Crave Chicago-Style Knowledge

Golden Gate Bridge over a body of water

If you’ve taken the tour, and we dragged you through Lincoln Park on your pizza journey, you’ve undoubtedly seen and heard us talk about DePaul University.  While none of the guides (including myself) are alumnus of DePaul, it certainly is a point of pride for many of us as we drive to Pequod’s.  So I…