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Steve Dolinsky, author of "Pizza City USA" and "The Ultimate Chicago Pizza Guide" is also founder of Pizza City USA Tours. Every other Friday, he 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. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pizzacity/support

Pizza City with Steve Dolinsky Steve Dolinsky

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    • 4.7 • 89 Ratings

Steve Dolinsky, author of "Pizza City USA" and "The Ultimate Chicago Pizza Guide" is also founder of Pizza City USA Tours. Every other Friday, he 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. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pizzacity/support

    Peter Dorrance & Eric Ehler from Outta Sight in San Francisco

    Peter Dorrance & Eric Ehler from Outta Sight in San Francisco

    Peter Dorrance and Eric Ehler met while working at Mr. Jiu's, the Michelin-starred restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown. They left to open Outta Sight, a NYC-style pizzeria in the Tenderloin. Convincing locals that it's OK to re-heat slices to-order took some getting used to!


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    • 25 min
    Katsuya Fukushima - Tonari (Washington D.C.)

    Katsuya Fukushima - Tonari (Washington D.C.)

    Katsuya Fukushima spent 15 years working for José Andrés in Washington D.C., and it allowed him to travel the world. But his upbringing in Hawaii also influenced his palate, and his Japanese heritage also plays a role on his menus. He now cooks Wafu - Japanese inspired Italian - at Tonari in D.C.'s Chinatown, where he and pastry chef Mary Mendoza have collaborated on a mentaiko corn Detroit style pizza that is just stunning.


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    • 25 min
    Brian Strutz - A Dopo (Knoxville)

    Brian Strutz - A Dopo (Knoxville)

    Like several of Knoxville's best chefs and restaurants, owner Brian Strutz is an alum of Blackberry Farm's kitchens. A Dopo is an homage to a life-changing trip he took to Italy years ago, where all they had was an oven. Strutz still uses an all-natural starter and his staff pulls mozzarella curds each day. Serious Old School in Tennessee! NOTE: on this episode, we also mention Potchke, an Eastern European-inspired deli Strutz is involved in. His business partner Laurence Faber and wife Emily Williams are the creators of that concept.


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    • 23 min
    Jenny Olbrich - The Esters (Brooklyn)

    Jenny Olbrich - The Esters (Brooklyn)

    Jenny Olbrich has had a multi-faceted career - from private chef to designer...eventually landing in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, at The Esters - a bar and restaurant with a tidy pizza program. She talked about her path, and how she managed to crank out hundreds of pies at a time in a kitchen the size of a walk-in closet.


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    • 21 min
    Max Balliet - Pizza Lupo (Louisville)

    Max Balliet - Pizza Lupo (Louisville)

    Max Balliet has held odd jobs in mechanics, but a life-changing trip to Italy as a kid shaped his future career. He didn't see much of a pizza culture in his native Louisville, so he decided to create something completely unique - a neo-Neapolitan style pizza based on an all-natural sourdough starter - and now Pizza Lupo is one of the best places to grab a pie in all of Bourbon Country.


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    • 26 min
    Lenny Rago - Panino's Pizza (Chicago)

    Lenny Rago - Panino's Pizza (Chicago)

    Lenny Rago has been working in professional kitchens since he was 14. Now in his 50s, the Chicago native has built Panino's into a pizza powerhouse, creating nearly a half dozen types of pie at three different locations. We met up with him at his Evanston location, where he showed off a classic Chicago tavern style, as well as a preview of his deep-dish, which will be launching in the new year.


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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

spudchef ,

Great podcast!

I have an hour commute so I get to listen to 4 episodes a day, every one of them has been a fantastic insight into the professional pizza world

KP615513 ,

Favorite episode = St. Vito’s!!

Best episode by far is the St. Vito Focacciaria in Nashville!

Christipher Aquaman ,

Best Pizza Podcast, easily.

I would want to write a long review but this short one will suffice.

So I've listened to several pizza related podcasts and this is the best one all around. Why?

It covers everything about pizza from all angles specific pizzerias, pizza makers, the business itself, reviews/recommendations, and knowledge on pizza making that can be taken on my an aspiring pizza maker at any level.

Other pizza podcasts are more singularly focused and get too in the weeds to have a long term listen shelf life. Although sometimes, and this is my one criticism of this podcast, some interviews get too into particulars of pizzerias that the more obsessive pizza fans would care about.

But overall this podcast strikes the balance between general interest and pizza fan stuff well.

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