Pizza and beer - the classic Columbus combination. On this tour we'll introduce you to some of the finest pizza in Columbus paired with pours of exceptional Ohio craft beers. Your guide, local food writer and preeminent pizza historian of Columbus, Jim Ellison (CMH Gourmand) will mix pizza lore with microbrews at four of the city's most iconic pizza joints.We'll begin with what we're convinced is the thickest, gooiest, and best example of Chicago style pizza in the city. Delicious deep dish wedges will be paired up with brews from neighboring Four String Brewing. At our next stop we will make a case for Columbus Style Pizza and talk about the history of pizza from Italy, to New York and yes Columbus. We will pair this with beer from the first microbrewery in Columbus, Columbus Brewing Company Next we slide in to visit what may be the most famous pizza in the capital city, started by a few guys who could not find a slice of New York Style pizza anywhere - especially late at night. From its humble beginnings in a Short North shack, they've built an indie pizza empire, and can now be found on food trucks, in multiple locations paired with local bars, and various other hot spots throughout Columbus. We also reveal the secret and the story behind their famous sauce. We typically pair this pie with a craft beer from Northeast Ohio which is where the founders hail from. Our last stop has a style all of their own, making "pizza for the people". This unique spot has long been a favorite destination for campus and Old North Columbus residents (as well as anyone looking for pizza served 24 hours a day, seven days per week). We will pair this with a sample of microbrew from southeast Ohio. This tour runs year round. Please check the calendar for available dates or contact us to arrange a private tour for groups of 8+ people. We can accommodate vegetarians on this tour, but this tour is not suitable for those on a lactose or gluten free diet.
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