A Chicago Pizza Fest is coming this summer!
Steve Dolinsky, the Chicago food media fixture formerly known as “the Hungry Hound” who is now reporting as “the Food Guy” for NBC’s WMAQ-Channel 5, is venturing into the festival circuit with a focus on his area of expertise: pizza. His event, the Chicago Pizza Festival, is slated to feature 40 pizzerias in a range of styles on July 23-24 inside Plumbers Union Hall at 1350 W. Washington Boulevard in West Loop. Participating restaurants include many of Chicago’s best pizza spots, including Neapolitan haven Spacca Napoli, Detroit-style hotspot Paulie Gee’s Logan Square, and tavern-style favorite Vito & Nick’s.
Dolinsky, whose autographed portraits hang in hundreds of restaurants across the city, has long touted himself as a Chicago pizza expert, publishing Pizza City USA in 2018 and positioning himself as a go-to source for national food writers covering the city’s pizzeria scene (much to the chagrin of some local operators).
Cool! Will you attend?