Chicago West Loop Pizza Crawl

Chicago West Loop 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 Saturday, our group meets at approximately 10:45 am at Lou Malnati's (1235 W. Randolph St.) in the first floor bar. 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 classic Chicago deep-dish pizza. 

We then walk down Randolph Street, to taste pizzas from three other places, learrning about the area's highlights, but also discovering three additional styles of pizza - Neapolitan, Roman al taglio and finally, a classic Sicilian. 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 Nonna's at 3 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.