8:30am is pretty early to get people to show up for anything in Las Vegas but Chris Bianco had no problem attracting a crowd for his Pizza Expo Keynote speech on Tuesday, March 5. “I learned things by burning things,” he explained, “I never invented a damn thing in my life.” Listen to Bianco talk long enough and these are the kinds of quotable moments that stick with you, especially if you’re one of the many pizzeria operators in attendance at the International Pizza Expo, an annual event since 1985 that also attracts pizzeria suppliers and enthusiasts.
EVENT (Feb 23): Independent researcher, Peter Regas will present his discoveries about the early history of American pizza at the U.S. Pizza Museum on February 23, 2019.
PIZZA NEWS: A forgotten generation of late 19th century Italian pizza makers in America has been discovered by Peter Regas, changing our understanding of how pizza arrived in the United States.
PIZZA NEWS: The U.S. Pizza Museum is opening our first brick and mortar location at the Roosevelt Collection in Chicago on August 10, 2018.
Paige Guggemos is the founder of MPLS Pizza Club, a pizza-centric community for pizza enthusiasts. Their annual event, Pizza Camp is about to take place for the fifth time on July 7–8, 2018.
EVENT (Jul 7–8): Presented by the MPLS Pizza Club, Pizza Camp is an all-inclusive immersive pizza party of a lifetime.
PIZZA NEWS: Nameless Network is creating the Museum of Pizza (no affiliation with the U.S. Pizza Museum) popup in NYC from October 13–28, 2018.
On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, pizza lovers gathered at Paulie Gee’s Logan Square to draw on GreenBox pizza boxes in a competition for prizes from Galerie F and tickets to the sold out 3rd Annual Chicago Pizza Summit presented by Old Style Beer and Empty Bottle Presents. First prize winners were Shelly Loke, for her "OctoPIE... Continue Reading →
Pizza in the United States is deeply embedded into the nation’s culinary consciousness, from thin crust in New York to wood fired in San Francisco, and of course, no where more fervently than Chicago, from it's iconic deep-dish to more recent Neapolitan incarnations. Join U.S. Pizza Museum Founder, Kendall Bruns for a conversation with Dave... Continue Reading →