41 episodes

Steve Dolinsky, author of 'Pizza City USA' and founder of Pizza City USA Tours, talks to some of the nation's greatest pizza makers, shop owners, pizzaiolos and other legends about their true passion. Discover how they got into the business, what they learned along the way, and how they came up with their delicious recipes. New episodes are available every other Friday.

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Steve Dolinsky, author of 'Pizza City USA' and founder of Pizza City USA Tours, talks to some of the nation's greatest pizza makers, shop owners, pizzaiolos and other legends about their true passion. Discover how they got into the business, what they learned along the way, and how they came up with their delicious recipes. New episodes are available every other Friday.

    Noam Grossman - Norm's Pizza (Brooklyn)

    Noam Grossman - Norm's Pizza (Brooklyn)

    Noam Grossman grew up in New Jersey, eating cheese pizzas on a weekly basis. His love of pizza grew into not one, but two successful operations: Upside, in Midtown Manhattan, and now Norm's in downtown Brooklyn. In both cases, he is focused on high quality ingredients sourced from the best artisans. At Norm's, he's offering a clear alternative to the subpar $ .99 joints that dot the landscape.

    • 24 min
    Alternative "Pizzas" from the Middle East and Turkey (Z & Z in D.C., Turkitch in Chicago)

    Alternative "Pizzas" from the Middle East and Turkey (Z & Z in D.C., Turkitch in Chicago)

    Steve takes a slightly different approach to the term "pizza" this week, as he checks out the za'atar manoushe from Z & Z in Washington D.C., then a classic Turkish lahmacun from Turkitch in Chicago. Both are essentially flatbreads with savory toppings. But are they pizza?

    • 25 min
    Avery Ruzicka - Manresa Bread (Campbell, CA)

    Avery Ruzicka - Manresa Bread (Campbell, CA)

    When you're part of the Manresa group - a widely celebrated 3-star Michelin rated restaurant in Los Gatos, California - you focus on ingredients and technique. Avery Ruzicka has worked with Chef David Kinch for almost a decade, but over the past few years she's been focused on Manresa Bread, with three locations in Silicon Valley. At her Campbell, CA location, she does a "Pizza Night" on Wednesdays, selling an artisan Sicilian pan pizza; while it's on hiatus during the pandemic, she's hoping to bring it back at the end of June or in July. Steve Dolinsky spoke with her just before the lockdown.

    • 25 min
    Tommy DeGrezia - Sofia Pizza Shoppe (Manhattan)

    Tommy DeGrezia - Sofia Pizza Shoppe (Manhattan)

    Steve sits down with one half of the team behind Sofia Pizza Shoppe, on the East Side of Manhattan, just North of the United Nations. Tommy DeGrezia is the force behind the "Doughdici," as well as a number of creative slices at this tiny shop on 1st Avenue. Known for their ideal NYC triangles and Grandma-style squares, the shop also gets creative with vodka sauce and a spinach-artichoke flavor that initially went viral (in a good way).

    • 27 min
    Danny Stoller & Mark Shechter - Square Pie Guys (San Francisco)

    Danny Stoller & Mark Shechter - Square Pie Guys (San Francisco)

    Danny Stoller and Mark Shechter finally opened Square Pie Guys after many months of doing pop-ups in San Francisco. Their pizzeria reflects their love of Detroit-style, but they definitely take some liberties, not adhering to all of the Detroit-style rules (no Wisconsin brick cheese, for example). The result is a unique pan pie that is both delicious to look at as well as eat.

    • 27 min
    Rosanna D'Amato - D'Amato's Bakery (Chicago)

    Rosanna D'Amato - D'Amato's Bakery (Chicago)

    Rosanna D'Amato is the 3rd generation of her family to run the namesake bakery on the Near West Side of Chicago. Known for their coal-fired oven, D'Amato's produces some of the best sandwich bread and focaccia, but they also produce a Sicilian pan "bakery" pizza that is one-of-a-kind. Steve talks to Rosanna about how she grew up in the business and what makes their pizza so special.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

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Cup and char

You’ve been hearing a lot about cup and char pepperoni lately...mostly from you.

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One of my favorite podcasts

Super high production value, clear audio, great guests, and really interesting guests. If you like pizza, this is your podcast.

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5 star

Very well done Podcsst, start to finish. Steve is well spoken and provides a lot of knowledge.

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