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.
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Lost Forefathers of Pizza in America Discovered
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.
National Pizza Day
EVENT (Feb 9): National Pizza Day is February 9 and we’ll be celebrating at the U.S. Pizza Museum with a lunch-time presentation from Founder and Director Kendall Bruns with free pizza from Aurelio’s Pizza, while supplies last.
Pizzeria Uno’s 75th Anniversary
EVENT (Dec 1): Born in 1943 at Pizzeria Uno, Deep Dish pizza is turning 75 this year! Enjoy a slice of history and hear the stories behind the development of one of Chicago’s most unique foods.
Online Pizza Gift Shop
SHOP: We’re happy to announce the launch of our online Pizza Gift Shop! Browse official U.S. Pizza Museum items from the comfort of your own home.
Apizzaclypse Now, LIVE! Loverboy
EVENT (Nov 10): The hosts of the Films of the Future podcast are back with a new podcast where they review films that feature pizza. For their premiere live episode, Alan Metoskie (FOX’s The Exorcist) and Kendall Bruns (U.S. Pizza Museum Founder & Director) will discuss Loverboy (1989), starring Patrick Dempsey as a college sophomore and pizza delivery boy that gets seduced by an older woman.
Miss Spoken: Pizza Storytelling Showdown
EVENT (Nov 3): Voted second-favorite “Best Literary Event” in the Chicago Reader, Miss Spoken is bringing a boy-girl live lit pizza party to the U.S. Pizza Museum.
Spooky Pizza Party
EVENT (10/27): Think you have the best pizza costume this Halloween? Pit yourself against fellow pizza enthusiasts at the U.S. Pizza Museum’s Spooky Pizza Party and costume contest.
Arguments & Grievances Comedy Debates
EVENT (10/6): Does pineapple have a place on pizza? Are Bagel Bites pizza at all? Join us at the U.S. Pizza Museum to watch and vote as professional comedians debate these and other contentious topping topics in our live taping of the nationally-acclaimed Arguments and Grievances podcast.
How to Pizza: All About Sauce
EVENT (9/20): Have you ever thought you could be a pizzaiolo with just a little bit of the right training? On Saturday, September 20, Master Instructor at the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy and World Pizza Team member, Leo Spizzirri, will be gracing the U.S. Pizza Museum with his presence for a free evening of tips, tricks, demos, and discussion from one of the only 20 pizza schools worldwide.
PIZZA NEWS: We’re excited to announce our first events at the U.S. Pizza Museum at the Roosevelt Collection. In addition to our exhibits, we want the U.S. Pizza Museum to be a gathering place to dive deeper into all kinds of pizza topics, from demos and conversations to live comedy events all themed around America’s favorite food.