Written by Melanie Range, a sixth-grade student at Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park and a budding genius in the 826CHI writing program.
Pizza convinces people to eat it because it tastes good, you can use your hands to eat it, and its voice sounds just like a bossy grandmother. Obey your elders with today’s Groupon: for $22, you get a Chicago pizza tour from Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours (a $45 value).
Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours escorts walking tours to some of Chicago’s esteemed pizzerias. The two-hour tour explores three electrifying pizza outlets: Pizzeria Uno, Pizzeria Ora, and Giordano's. Learn about Chicago's longtime relationship with pizza, including their wedding at Navy Pier, the same place they shared their first kiss. Listen while the samples of different pizzas try to convince you they're the best, showing off their different crusts, cheeses, and sauces, and elbowing each other to get to the front of the line. During the 1.2-mile journey through the city center, tour-takers will enjoy a chance to make out with some of the Windy City's landmarks.
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 three 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, sauces, and cheeses that formulate Chicago’s most famous food and second most popular raffle prize.