Steve Dolinsky, author of "The Ultimate Chicago Pizza Guide"

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National Pizza & Pasta Show Offers Free Book to First 100 Pre-Registered Attendees

  • The first 100 pizzeria operators to pre-register for the National Pizza & Pasta Show will receive a free copy of “The Ultimate Chicago Pizza Guide” by Chicago food writer/TV personality Steve Dolinsky.
  • Featuring 400 exhibitors in the pizza restaurant industry, the National Pizza & Pasta Show takes place August 23-25 in Rosemont, Illinois.

The National Pizza & Pasta Show, taking place August 23-25 in Rosemont, Illinois, will provide a free copy of food writer Steve Dolinsky’s new book, “The Ultimate Chicago Pizza Guide: A History of Squares & Slices in the Windy City,” to the event’s first 100 pre-registered pizzeria operators, according to Expo Media, the show’s producer.

Pizzeria operators can pre-register to attend the show for $50 until May 1st (a $100 value) by visiting and clicking on the REGISTER TO ATTEND button.

Dolinsky is a 13-time James Beard Award-winning food critic and the owner of Pizza City USA/Chicago Pizza Tours. The longtime food media personality was known to ABC 7 Chicago’s viewers as the Hungry Hound. In August 2021, he took on the new role of the Food Guy for NBC 5, reporting on Chicago’s food scene every Thursday night at 10 p.m.

In addition, Dolinsky has served as an occasional judge or contributor on culinary shows like “Iron Chef America” and “Unique Eats.”

“The Ultimate Chicago Pizza Guide” is a comprehensive guide to the history of the styles, locales and people that make the Windy City a prime destination for slices and pies. It’s organized by pizza style—including thin, tavern, artisan, Neapolitan, deep-dish, stuffed, by-the-slice, Roman, and Detroit—so pizza fans can find the right recommendation for every family member, visitor, and occasion. The book also features recipes, gluten-free recommendations, local beer pairing tips and a list of 50 new must-try pizza shops, making it an essential resource both for locals and for visitors in search of a serious pizza getaway.

The National Pizza & Pasta Show will feature 400 exhibitors with products, services and equipment for the pizza and pasta restaurant industry, along with seminars, workshops, live demos and a competition hosted by the U.S. Pizza Team. Up to 6,000 pizza/foodservice operators and distributors are expected to attend the event, which takes place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.