EVENT (8/19): To celebrate our 1st anniversary at the Roosevelt Collection, the U.S. Pizza Museum is partnering with Glitty Bitties Variety to present a comedy and music variety show with proceeds benefiting Lakeview Pantry.
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.
Learn about the history of pizza in Chicago and beyond in the Franklin Gallery on the third floor of the Niles Public Library District from February 1–March 31, 2017. The exhibition will explain what defines Chicago pizza styles and how they relate to regional styles throughout the United States. New and vintage items from the U.S. Pizza Museum... Continue Reading →
An installation including items from the U.S. Pizza Museum collection will be on display at Paulie Gee's Logan Square from November 11–January 15, 2017. The exhibit will be focused on pizza pop culture accented by items highlighting local and national pizzerias. The exhibit will be celebrated with an opening pizza party on Friday, November 11... 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 →
Fat Boys The Fat Boys Sutra Records, circa 1984 12.3125 in. x 12.3125 in. U.S. Pizza Museum Collection Acquisition Date: 02/29/2016 ID: USPM0260 The first album by The Fat Boys was released on December 18, 1984 by Sutra Records. There is also a re-issue from 2012 that comes inside pizza box packaging. The Fat Boys were big fans... Continue Reading →
Dimo's Pizza Box Dimo's Pizza Chicago, IL, circa 2015 10.875 in. x 11.375 in. x 2.125 in. U.S. Pizza Museum Collection Acquisition Date: 07/24/2015 ID: USPM0170 Dimo's Pizza has two locations in Chicago, one in Wrigleyville and the other at "Six Corners" in Wicker Park. Besides pizza they champion three community causes: education, the arts, and bicycle... Continue Reading →
Vans Mars Red/Pizza Late Night Slip-On Vans Cypress, CA, circa 2016 8.25 in. x 11.25 in. x 3.375 in. U.S. Pizza Museum Collection Acquisition Date: 02/15/2016 ID: USPM0240 Brothers Paul Van Doren and James Van Doren, Serge D'Elia, and Gordon Lee opened the first Vans store in Anaheim, California on March 16, 1966 with a total inventory... Continue Reading →
Pat's Pizzeria & Restaurante Menu Pat's Pizzeria & Restaurante Chicago, IL, circa 2014 5 in. x 11.5625 in. U.S. Pizza Museum Collection Acquisition Date: 02/28/2015 ID: USPM0012 Nick Pianetto Sr. established Pat's Pizza in 1950 at 3114 N Sheffield Ave in Chicago, Illinois. They're known for their crispy thin crust tavern cut sausage pizza. http://www.patspizza.info
Pepperoni the Clown Doll Cassano's Pizza Kettering, OH, circa 1960s 8 in. x 14.25 in. x 2.5 in. U.S. Pizza Museum Collection Acquisition Date: 03/03/2015 ID: USPM0262 Cassano’s Pizza was founded by Kettering, Ohio grocer Victor “Vic” J. Cassano, Sr. and Caroline “Mom” Donisi in 1953. Pepperoni the Clown was the pizzeria’s mascot, appearing in parades and grand... Continue Reading →