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ABC7 “Hungry Hound” Steve Dolinsky talksa about “Pizza City, USA” at Mitsuwa Marketplace
June 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Steve Dolinsky talks about his new book, “Pizza City, U.S.A.: 101 Reasons Why Chicago is America’s Greatest Pizza Town” (Northwestern University Press). In order to write the book, Steve visited 185 places in Chicagoland over the course of six solid months of eating. His “Pizza City, U.S.A. Tours” began in May of 2018. Steve has curated four tours throughout the city, each one giving guests a chance to sample four styles of pizza in three hours. There is one bus tour (usually led by Steve) and three walking tours every weekend. More info at pizzacityusa.com.
Steve Dolinsky has won 13 James Beard Awards for his TV and radio work. Currently, he is the Food Reporter for ABC 7 – Chicago. His “Hungry Hound” reports air on the ABC 7 News at 11 a.m. on Fridays and 10 p.m. on Saturdays, covering a range of food and drink-related topics. Steve also blogs at stevedolinsky.com, keeping people up-to-date on the happenings in the world of food and wine in Chicago and across the globe. He is the Co-Creator/Host of The Feed Podcast with Chef Rick Bayless (which garnered a Beard award in 2015 for best podcast) and also writes occasionally about food in the travel sections of the Chicago Tribune and Canada’s Globe and Mail. Steve is also a frequent contributor to Public Radio International’s “The World.”
In 2004, Steve started Culinary Communications, a food industry-focused media training company that works with chefs and other food and beverage professionals outside of Chicago, teaching them how to prepare for and handle all kinds of media exposure. Steve volunteers his time for a number of charitable organizations in the Chicago area that focus on hunger relief, including Share Our Strength and Meals on Wheels.
Before joining ABC 7, Steve was Executive Producer and Host of “Good Eating.” The weekly, half-hour show aired on CLTV, the 24-hour cable news channel owned by The Tribune Company. He produced and hosted 52 shows per year for 8 years, garnering six Beard Awards for his work there.