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August 26-27, 2023

Day 1

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Participating Pizzerias & Menus
J.B Alberto’sSausage & Cup and Char Pepperoni

Margherita with Sliced Tomatoes, basil & balsamic

Vegetarian: butter, garlic, onion, tomatoes (no tomato sauce)
George’s Deep-DishEzzo Cup + Char Pepperoni, Mike’s Hot Honey, Ricotta

Baby Spinach, Mushroom, Goat Cheese
LabriolaRusso Sausage

Bartoli’s PizzaSausage

Panino’sGluten Friendly Cheese

Grandma Margherita & Grandma Cup ‘n Char with Two Types of Pepperoni
Mortadella, House Dill Pickles, Garlic Cream Sauce, House Blend Cheese, Fresh Dill

Roasted Seasonal Wild Mushrooms, Garlic Cream Sauce, Onions, Brie Cheese, House Blend Cheese, White Balsamic
Pizza Di FarfallaTwerkin’ Roni: Housemade Tomato Sauce, Grande Cheese Blend, Pepperoni, Fresh Jalapenos, topped w/ Mike’s Hot Honey

Garlic, Spinach & Ricotta: Partanna EVOO, Fresh Garlic, Grated Pecorino Romano, Grande Cheese Blend and Spinach, topped w/ Herbed Ricotta Dollops
Craft PizzaMargherita: tomato sauce, whole milk and fresh mozzarella, pecorino romano, EVOO, fresh basil

Devil in the White City: whole milk & fresh mozzarella, pecorino romano, hot capicollo, mama lil’s spicy peppers, peperoncinis, red onions, lots of fresh garlic, herbs, black pepper, EVOO
ZazasBacon Jam: red sauce, mozz, brown sugar bacon reduction, red onion, calabrian chile, cotija cheese, scallions

Artichoke Pie: dill-infused ricotta, mozz, artichoke, toasted bread crumbs, fresh dill, lemon
Nude Dude FoodCHI STYLE: Italian sausage & giardiniera

Pecorino bechamel, sweet corn, crispy shallot
Five SquaredUpside Down: sliced grande mozz, Sclafani crushed tomatoes, pecorino romano, extra virgin olive oil

Big Red: Ezzo pepperoni, vodka sauce, burrata, crushed calabrian chili peppers

Bar CargoMargherita

Spicy Soppressata
Angelo’s Stuffed PizzaGround Beef, Giardiniera & Garlic

Cheese & Spinach

Bungalow by Middlebrow
Robert’s Pizza & Dough Co.The Rita: Buffalo mozzarella, red sauce, oven roasted tomatoes, basil

Cup & Char Pepperoni: classic pepperoni, calabrian peppers, tomato sauce
Forno RossoSpicy Salami

Coda di VolpeGF Focaccia Margherita (vegan option) & GF Focaccia Sausage

Neapolitan Marinara and Margherita with housemade sausage
Collab Lab
Zeitlin’s Deli & Tempesta MarketGiardiniera Focaccia
Crust Fund Pizza & Manny’s DeliThe Roosevelt: Manny’s pastrami, mozzarella-Swiss blend, pickled mustard seeds
The #42: chopped pickles, mustard greens, dill, crispy onions, horseradish sauce
The Loaf Loungefruit/grain salad
GravyladyCaesar salad
Zarlengo’s IceItalian Ice
Levain BakeryChoc Chip Cookies
Vero Gelato (VIP ONLY)Gelato
Windy City Ramblers4pm
LizAnne Cook2:30pm
The Stay Smooth DJs1:00pm
Panel Discussions & Demonstrations
The Dough Whisperers
(Panel Discussion)
Brian Spangler – Apizza Scholls (Portland, OR)
Rich Labriola – Labriola, Stan’s Donuts, LaBarra
Dan Richer – Razza (Jersey City, NJ)
Francisco Migoya – Modernist Pizza (Moderator)
Book SigningsInside the Salt Shed Lobby
Perfect Pan Pizza at Home
Leo Spizzirri – Master Pizzaiolo3:00pm
3rd Wave Deep-Dish/Pan Pizza
(Panel Discussion)
Jerry Czerwinski – Uncle Jerry’s Pizza
George Bumbaris – George’s Deep Dish
Robert Maleski – Milly’s Pizza in the Pan
Nick Kindelsperger – Chicago Tribune (Moderator)
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Day 2

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Participating Pizzerias & Menus
Home Run InnLaura’s Favorite: Fresh spinach, plum tomato, garlic butter crust

The 1947: Sausage, caramelized onions, roasted mushrooms
Vito & Nick’sItalian Beef & Giardiniera

Mushroom, Onion & Pepper
My Pisausage, veg

Lou Malnati’ssausage (crumbled)

PompeiCombo: sausage-beef

Pizza Pompei: vegetarian
Pizza Friendly PizzaSausage & Giardiniera:
House red sauce
Whipped Burrata
Hot Italian Sausage
Fresh Basil
Parmigiano Reggiano

Burrata (vegetarian):
House red sauce
Whipped Burrata
Fresh Basil
Parmigiano Reggiano
Nella Pizza e PastaMargherita

Lantern Pizza Co.Simply Cheese: housemade tomato-basil sauce, fresh mozzarella

Pineapple + Bacon: housemade tomato-basil sauce, fresh smoked mozz, roasted pineapple, crispy bacon finished with balsamic glaze
Jimmy’s Pizza CaféCentral Milling Organic Flour, California vine ripened plum tomato sauce, Wisconsin & California Whole milk mozzarella

Meat option: Smoking Goose ‘nduja, dates, mushroom, fresh chive, Mieli Thun Italian Cherry Blossom Honey

Veggie option: (Quattro Funghi Truffle) – Portobello, button, cremini & oyster mushrooms, Evoo, garlic, Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano Reggiano, Savini white truffle oil.
Pazza PizzaBuffalo Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza: Buffalo sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, grilled chicken strips, bacon bits, dressed with ranch.

Spinach & Mushroom: oil, herb & garlic base, shredded mozzarella, baby spinach, mushrooms, topped with crumbled feta cheese.
Pizza LoboCheese: red sauce, shredded mozz

Fullerton Ave.: vodka sauce, shredded mozz, sliced sausage, pickled cherry peppers
Stix n BrixPesto Burrata


GF on cauliflower crust with hummus & vegetables
Ella’s Italian PubElla’s House Pie: mozzarella, ricotta, Parmesan, zucchini, mint, hot honey, lemon oil, fine herbs, garlic

Arrabbiata Cotto: House tomato sauce, garlic, chili flake, caramelized onions, peppers, Fontina, Prosciutto Cotto, hot pepper mix, micro basil
EatalyPizza alla Pala Siciliana: (vegan)
Roman Style Pizza Dough, Mutti Tomato Polpa, Taggiasca Olives, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Dried Oregano)

Pizza alla Pala Tricolore:
Roman Style Pizza Dough, Olive Oil, Prosciutto, Cherry Tomatoes, Arugula, Mozzarella
Giordano’sFresh Spinach

Signature Sausage
SuparossaStuffed Sausage

Stuffed Vegetarian (green pepper, mushroom, onion)
Alla VitaMarinara

Mushroom with black truffle
Pizzeria PortofinoCharred Pepperoni: Ezzo Pepperoni, Mozzarella, Mama Lil’s Peppers, Portofino Hot Honey

Butternut Farms Summer Squash: Ricotta di Bufala Campana, Pine Nuts, Squash Blossoms, Basil, Lemon
Paulie Gee’s Logan SquareU.S. PIZZA CUP: Sharp White Cheddar, Mozz, Ezzo Pepperoni Cups, Housemade Bacon Jam, Red Sauce, Ricotta, Basil, Mike’s Hot Honey

Cheesavore: Easy Cheesy White Cheddar, Mozzarella, Cold Tomato Sauce, Pecorino Romano – GF OPTIONS FOR BOTH
Collab Lab
Publican Quality Bread & Four Star MushroomsRoman style with mushrooms
Bad Johnny’s Woodfired Pizza & Marty Travis Farmspossible vegan
Lardonfried agnolotti with arugula and sweet sun dried tomatoes
From Here On Food Hallkale salad, roasted tomatoes, pickled golden raisins, red onion, parm, white truffle balsamic vin
Zarlengo’s IceItalian Ice
Bittersweet CookiesAssorted Cookies
Vero Gelato (VIP ONLY)Gelato
Major Taylor2:30pm
Jill Hopkins1:00pm
Panel Discussions & Demonstrations
Making Great Pizza at Home

Robert Garvey – Robert’s Pizza & Dough Co.
Steve Dolinsky – Pizza City Fest Founder
Women in Pizza
(Panel Discussion)

Ann Kim – Pizzeria Lola, Young Joni (Minneapolis)
Cecily Federighi – Eat Free Pizza, Kim’s Uncle
Connie Zotta – Salerno’s Pizza
Stephanie Swane – Publisher & Director, Modernist Cuisine (Moderator)
Book SigningsInside the Salt Shed Lobby3:00pm
Tavern Style Legends
(Panel Discussion)
Tony Calderone – Palermo’s 95th
Rose Barraco George – Vito & Nick’s
Geri Yarka – Home Run Inn
Brian Erst – Pizza Enthusiast/Writer (Interviewer)
Event Map



1357 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60642


EVENT RUNS 12 – 5 p.m.

VIP Entrance: 12 p.m.

General Admission Entrance: 1 p.m.

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