Calling all pizza aficionadoughs, Chicago is about to witness history in the baking!
A new festival is coming to Chicagoland this month, celebrating all things pizza based. On Saturday, July 23rd, and Sunday, 24th, pizza lovers can cheese the day at Pizza City Fest Chicago.
The all-new festival in West Loop’s Plumber’s Union Hall will bring together 39 of the region’s best pizza makers and one special out-of-town guest for two days of pizza appreciation under one roof.
Celebrating the most exciting pizzerias across Chicagoland in all their diversity, guests will be able to sample an array of different pizzas while watching pizza pioneers and professionals work their magic at 1o on-site PizzaMaster ovens. Deep-dish, Tavern pizza, Neopolitan, Sicilian, New York-style, stuffed – you name it – it will be represented at Pizza City Fest Chicago. You can find the full lineup here.
There will also be a variety of beers and wines on offer, live music, highly curated panel discussions with some of the country’s greatest pizza makers, pizza-themed merchandise, and much more.
Special guests include Chris Bianco (Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix), Tony Gemignani (Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco), Dan Richer (Razza, Jersey City), and Laura Meyer (Capo’s & The International Pizza School, San Francisco) who will share their knowledge and expertise in a series of seminars throughout the weekend.
This is the first of the Pizza City team’s festival projects. They hope to help promote and celebrate notable artisan pizza makers in other great pizza towns around the U.S and are working on similar festivals in Nashville, Portland (OR), and Los Angeles.
Pizza City Fest Chicago will take place outside Plumber’s Union Hall at 1395 W Randolph St in West Loop. Tickets and more information can be found at Pizza City Fest Chicago“]pizzacityfest.com[/trackLink] for those who want a slice of the action!