The phrase slice of life originates from pizza's restorative qualities, as it has resuscitated moribund partygoers and kept Rasputin alive for years. Get one step closer to immortality with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a two-hour deep-dish-pizza walking tour from Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours (a $45 value).
Over the course of two hours, Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours' team escorts pizza-lovers to three of Chicago's famed pizzerias. Tours start at Pizzeria Uno, the birthplace of deep dish, where guests can thank the birth oven personally before sampling gooey morsels of Uno's original recipe. Next, tour goers compare and contrast slices' tastescapes at Pizzeria Ora, whose owner still greets each customer at the door and plies his patrons with pies overflowing with fresh ingredients. The tour culminates as pie aficionados scarf down one of the city's cheesiest pizzas at Giordano's.
The 1.2-mile tour meanders throughout River North, where guests can partake in staring contests with historic statues or take photos near renowned landmarks. Tours begin April 19; check the schedule for dates and times.
Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours
Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours takes a novel approach to acquainting visitors and locals alike with the region’s famous cuisine. Over the course of two hours, the team escorts pizza lovers throughout River North in search of delectable, cheesy morsels on a history-filled tour of several of the city’s most iconic pizzerias. The tour, which caters to all ages, leaves guests sated but not stuffed as they sample the various crusts and sauces that formulate Chicago’s most famous food and second most popular raffle prize.
What some people are buzzing about:
The tour was perfect for us--we learned a little, had great pizza and just had a good time.John, Google Places, 6/28/10
86% of 78 customers
“The guide was excellent, it was a great tour.”
“We had a great time on this tour and the pizza was delicious!”
“Awesome guide & tour!”
Near North Side
29 E Ohio St.
Chicago, Illinois 60611