Milwaukee pizzeria tour is sweet as pie
For the past three years Theresa Nemetz has been growing her Milwaukee Food Tours, some of which – like the Brady Street tour – draw on her Sicilian-American roots.
Now, Nemetz is going all out Italian with her latest invention, Milwaukee's Pizza Tour.
The first bus tour is July 29 and the trek repeats Aug. 12 and 26 and Sept. 9 and 24.
"What better way to explore a city or be a tourist in your own town than with a food tour," asks Nemetz. "We are excited to showcase so many delicious pizzerias in Milwaukee."
The tours, which begin at 6 p.m., will, in Nemetz's words, "sample the quintessential thin crust pizza, grab gourmet slices of tomato goodness, and search for the most historic pies in Milwaukee."
In addition to slices of pizza, tourists will get other treats, drink samples and round-trip transportation. The three-hour tour costs $50 per person.
The tour starts, appropriately, at the West Side Caradaro Club, 5010 W. Vliet St. The Caradaro Club family was the first to serve pizza in Milwaukee, albeit in a long-shuttered Catalano Square location in the Third Ward.
Nemetz says the tour will visit classic pizzerie, along with newer and upscale examples, too.
"We wouldn't want to give away all of the locations," she says, before giving me the OK to name a couple, like Classic Slice North and Marchese's Olive Pit.
Of course, the tours are led by Nemetz herself, who will provide historical background, commentary and interesting stories, too.
Nemetz started Milwaukee Food Tours as a side dish while working another full-time job, but her passion and her organizational skills have since helped her become a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) and a recipient of the 2010 Governor's Rising Star in Tourism Award.
Milwaukee Food Tours offers foot and bus tours for locals, tourists, parties, corporate team-building excursions, educational field trips and more.
There are 1-mile neighborhood walking tours spotlighting Brady Street, the Third Ward, the RiverWalk/Old World Third Street, the Village of Wauwatosa and Cedarburg.
In addition to the Pizza Tour, there are bus tours of Churches & Chocolates, Ghouls & Spirits Adult Trick-or-Treat, and Christmas Around the World Bakery Bus.
For complete details and ticket information for the pizza tour, as well as Milwaukee Food Tours' other treks across town, visit milwaukeefoodtours.com or call (800) 979-3370.
This is the dumbest thing i have EVER seen. How many suburbanites will subject themselves to this embarassment? Who needs a BUS and TOUR to find food in their own city?
Hoping she's got Maria's on Forest Home on there - that's an interesting place, with a LOT of history (too bad the original location on Greenfield is long gone after Mama Maria's passing several years ago). Thinnest, most unusual crust and a sweet sauce.
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