Author Topic: Burt Katz, inventor of the Burt's Place / Pequod's Chicago Pan Pizza, has died.  (Read 414 times)

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I am devastated because I was hoping to pick his brain for pizza knowledge before his passing, but we are fortunate to have an interview from the CHEWING podcast.

REST IN PEACE, BURT, and THANK YOU.

The audio interview via SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/chewingpodcast/episode-6-nostalgia-burts-pizza#t=10:29


Burt Katz, legendary pizza maker and owner of Burt's Place, dies at 78 - Chicago Tribune:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-burt-katz-burts-place-pizzeria-dies-20160501-story.html
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In grams we trust.

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Interview starts at 10:30 into the program.

** Link updated to start at the 10 1/2 minute mark.
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Offline mugwump

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Sheesh, I have family in Morton Grove and we would often order either from Burt's or Pequods.  He became popular recently, but my in-laws figured out the secret phone number how to get through when he ran low on dough and put the phone off the hook.

Is there a way to replicate his fermented, bubbly dough?  It was the best crust I ever had, but I would usually order extra toppings to make it a more typical pizza.

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He made great bread, I guess.

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