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Vistaprint Commercial

Have you seen a commercial lately and thought, wait was that Chicago Pizza Tours?  Chances are you’re not crazy!  Vistaprint and Start Up reached out to feature us in a webisode for branded content.  The goal of this project was to do a brand refresh for Chicago Pizza Tours which included updating our logo and…

Owner Jon Writes For PMQ Pizza Magazine

Did you know that our owner Jonathan Porter doesn’t just run the Chicago Pizza Tour, he also hosts podcasts with pizza experts and even writes for PMQ Pizza Magazine when he’s not guiding.  Last December he sat down for a candid conversation with Derrick Tung the owner of Paulie Gee’s Logan Square, recorded it, and…

Piece Pizza On The Podcast

Piece is a 240-seat brewpub located in Chicago’s Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood and was named the highest grossing independent pizzeria in the US.  Piece is the first pizzeria to bring New Haven style of pizza to Chicago, and to the best of my knowledge it was the first time any pizzeria did a style other than…

Franciacorta Event Presented by the Windy City Wine Guy

I need to do more of these events, I just do!  In 2017 I hosted Cusumano Wines on a private pizza tour event where we paired many of their wines with different pizzas and was able to meet so many great wine aficionados in Chicago.  Michael Bottigliero who is also known as The Windy City…

Let’s Make A Deal – Chicago Pizza Tours

One thing I love is game shows.  I think everyone does.  Whether it was a sick day from school, or just a lazy college morning, I loved watching game shows like The Price Is Right, Scrabble, and others.  Let’s Make A Deal is no exception, the outfits are crazy, and Wayne Brady is an amazing…

WGN Chicago’s Best – Piece Of The Pie

Growing up I knew this, deep dish pizza was invented at Pizzeria Uno by a guy named Ike Sewell in 1943.  It is a fact so undeniable that the city of  Chicago honored Ike by turning the stretch of Wabash Ave between Grand and Ontario into “Ike Sewell Honorary Way”.  It wasn’t until years later…

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…

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…