The Ultimate Chicago Pizza Guide
A History of Squares & Slices in the Windy City
by Steve Dolinsky
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 15 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 20 Aug 2021
Enter renowned food journalist Steve Dolinsky. He embarked on a memorable quest for his first book, Pizza City, USA: 101 Reasons Why Chicago Is America’s Greatest Pizza Town, tasting more than 185 pizzas all over the region. For his follow-up, Dolinsky focuses on the city’s pizzerias, while still honoring a few suburban stalwarts.
This user-friendly guide is organized by pizza style—including thin, tavern, artisan, Neapolitan, deep-dish, stuffed, by-the-slice, Roman, and Detroit—so you can find the right recommendation for every family member, visitor, and occasion. Dolinsky highlights his favorites, offers a pizza lover’s glossary so you can order like a pro, and shows you every pie he ate, so you can compare notes and cook up your next pizza night. With recipes, local beer pairings, gluten-free options, and more, The Ultimate Chicago Pizza Guide is an essential resource both for locals and for visitors in search of a serious pizza getaway.
"Anyone can claim to be a food writer. But no one puts in the work and sweat equity like Steve Dolinsky. He's a gumshoe, historian, and friendly guide in The Ultimate Chicago Pizza Guide, the definitive mic-drop book on Chicago's most famous and infamous culinary export." —Kevin Pang of America's Test Kitchen
"Steve Dolinsky dove deep inside the Chicago pizza scene and subculture to research the rich history and recent trends of the world’s most favorite food, pizza. The photographs capture the pure essence of Chicago pizza. Each page tantalizes you with mouthwatering recipes and backstories that make you wish you were born a Chicagoan." —Tony Gemignani, thirteen-time World Pizza Champion