The Chicago's Very Own Eats Podcast with Kevin Powell and Michael Piff from Chicago's Very Own, 720 WGN. From long-time favorites to newly opened locations, Italian beef joints to pizza places, burritos to sushi... 'Chicago's Very Own Eats' celebrates a WIDE range of food and restaurants in the greater Chicagoland area.
Chicago Pizza Summit 2023: Pizza for everyone!
2023-09-28Chicago’s original pizza festival makes its return on October 15th! The Chicago Pizza Summit began in 2016 as a way to bring pizza lovers from the world’s greatest pizza city together and to celebrate different styles and brands from across the area. Between 2016 and 2019, the Pizza Summit grew and evolved…like the community that […]
Billy Zureikat’s Chicago Bears Pizza Squares: Some good tavern-style fun
2023-09-14Friend of the Chicago’s Very Own Eats podcast and home cook Billy Zureikat joins Kevin Powell and Michael Piff to discuss his latest project that football fans and pizza lovers will enjoy. Each week of the Bears’ season, Billy is making a tavern style pizza that is inspired by the city or state that their […]
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The next Chicago’s Very Own Eats food tournament is…
2023-08-28After the success of the Pizza Madness Tournament in the Spring and the Best Beef Tourney in the summer, Kevin Powell and Michael Piff wanted to come up with the perfect food tournament for the fall. This time around, we’re spotlighting the best WINGS in and around Chicago! As many of you know, they go […]
Celebrate and learn about Chicago pizza with Steve Dolinsky
2023-08-16If you listen to the Chicago’s Very Own Eats podcast with Kevin Powell and Michael Piff, then you probably love eating and talking about pizza too. There are few people who know more about, or have eaten more pizza than NBC Chicago food reporter and 13-time James Beard Award-winner Steve Dolinsky. Steve joins Kevin and […]
What we’re grilling and where to eat around Lollapalooza
2023-08-03The start of August signifies two things in Chicago: Lollapalooza and the heart of grilling season. You may have heard of Wild Fork already, as locations are popping up all around the greater Chicagoland area. But what you might not know is what sets Wild Fork apart from other grocery stores, butchers and specialty retailers. […]
Our favorite wing places for National Chicken Wing Day
2023-07-28As we finally move on from a very successful Chicago’s Best Beef Tournament, Kevin Powell and Michael Piff discuss another one of their favorite topics: WINGS! National Chicken Wing Day is July 29th, so Kevin and Michael reminisce about some of their favorite wing experiences and the places they recommend you order from this Saturday […]
The winner of the 2023 Chicago’s Best Beef Tournament is…
2023-07-20The inaugural Chicago’s Best Beef Tournament, sponsored by Turano Baking Company, started with 16 competitors. 4 weeks and more than 150,000 votes later, we have our 2023 champion. Jay’s Beef and Buona squared off in the championship, with almost TRIPLE the amount of votes that were made in our Chicago Pizza Madness Championship. Kevin Powell […]
‘The Bear’ Season 2: A love letter to Chicago food
2023-07-06Don’t worry. This is a spoiler-free discussion, in case you aren’t caught up on ‘The Bear’ yet. One of the big reasons Kevin Powell and Michael Piff launched their 2023 Chicago’s Best Beef Tournament (sponsored by the Turano Baking Company) was because it coincided with the release of FX’s ‘The Bear’ Season 2. After giving […]
Chicago’s Best Beef Tourney begins and the best reason locals should go to Navy Pier
2023-06-22The 2023 Chicago’s Best Beef Tournament has begun and the votes are already rolling in. Michael Piff lists out the matchups with Kevin Powell on the latest episode of Chicago’s Very Own Eats podcast before a great conversation with one of the competitors. Mario Ferraro from Ciccio, located at Navy Pier, is an accomplished, 2nd-generation […]
The ‘greatest hits’ of Chicago food, Billy Zureikat brings his to Monday Night Foodball
2023-06-15Back in February, home cook Billy Zureikat joined Kevin Powell and Michael Piff on the Chicago’s Very Own Eats podcast to talk about his collaborations with some of the city’s most iconic restaurants, all while living with muscular dystrophy. On Monday, June 19th, “Tripping Billy” brings his greatest hits to the Chicago Reader’s ‘Monday Night […]