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The U.S. Pizza Museum is Officially Opening in Chicago This Summer

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The U.S. Pizza Museum is Officially Opening in Chicago This Summer

To all my fellow cheese lovers and crust aficionados: this is it, your time has come.

The U.S. Pizza Museum is setting up shop at the Roosevelt Collection starting on Friday, August, 10th!

Showcasing 3,000 sq ft worth of pizza-centric-memorabilia, the U.S. Pizza Museum is finally ready to open its doors to the public next week. Though pop-up versions of the cheesy experience have floated around Chicago for the past few years now, the move to 150 Roosevelt Rd in the city’s South Loop marks the largest and most ~official~ version of the museum to-date – and we couldn’t be more stoked.

Intent on telling the history of American ‘za, the collection features everything from pizza boxes to vintage menus, from long-lost chain-mascots to 80’s collectibles. In addition to the pieces themselves, the museum will also showcase a wide variety of themed souvenirs, t-shirts and more. Oh, and before we forget, did we mention that it’s free?

In honor of opening weekend, Chicago-land pizza legends Aurelio’s will be handing out free samples to all guests August 10th through the 12th, so you better make get your tickets fast. Stay tuned for more info on events, demos, and pizza parties, coming soon!

 

For more info, check out the U.S. Pizza Museum website, here.

Or, to drool over pics of your favorite pies, check out our roundup of the best pizza in Chicago, here.

 

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Featured Image Credit: U.S. Pizza Museum Instagram 

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As an avid NPR listener and self-described Snapchat addict, Jessica Hamrick is excited to showcase her love for all things media as an Editor at UrbanMatter. Her short-yet-illustrious academic career was dedicated to finding the intersections between writing and marketing and she’s definitely found it here. In her free time, Jessica can be found hanging out with her dog Indie, watching the Food Network or commiserating with fellow, unfortunate White Sox fans.

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