Bucktown-Wicker Park Pizza Crawl

Bucktown-Wicker Park Pizza Crawl
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$49
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

Created by 13-time James Beard Award-winning food journalist Steve Dolinsky, this series of tours is based on his book, "Pizza City, USA" and features four different styles of pizzas in less than three hours. Learn about Chicago's 10 pizza styles, and discover why there's more to The Windy City than just deep-dish. Go back in the kitchens to see how pizzas are made, talk to the owners and taste the differences. Expert
doughcents will share the history of Chicago pizza as well other interesting tidbits about the neighborhood you're exploring.

Every Sunday, our group meets at approximately 10:45 am just outside the Damen Avenue Blue Line CTA stop (1560 N. Damen Ave.). Check-in here with your guide, get your custom lanyard/badge (good for a few restaurant discounts and your first round free at any Goose Island Taproom), then start off with a Roman al Taglio style pizza.
We then walk up and down Damen Avenue, to taste pizzas from three other places, learrning about the area's highlights, but also discovering three additional styles of pizza - classic Chicago deep-dish, a NYC-style slice and a long-fermented artisan pie. Along the way, you'll meet some of the owners and pizza makers, and learn about their history and inspiration for creating their unique pizzas. We end the tour at Craft Pizza at 2 pm
Tours include guide but not soda or alcoholic beverages. Our
doughcents are trained to discuss Chicago's pizza history, and can talk about highlights from the book, "Pizza City USA." No one under age 9 please. Cost is $49 per person.

Created by 13-time James Beard Award-winning food journalist Steve Dolinsky, this series of tours is based on his book, "Pizza City, USA" and features four different styles of pizzas in less than three hours. Learn about Chicago's 10 pizza styles, and discover why there's more to The Windy City than just deep-dish. Go back in the kitchens to see how pizzas are made, talk to the owners and taste the differences. Expert
doughcents will share the history of Chicago pizza as well other interesting tidbits about the neighborhood you're exploring.