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Podcast Episode 96: The Business of Food Tours and the Chicago Food Scene

Shane Kost, founder of Food Tour Pros and Chicago Food Planet Tours, talks to us about the food tour business and the Windy City's food scene. We discuss Chicago-style hot dogs, deep dish pizza, and architecture.

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Shane Kost

In this episode of the Find Dining podcast, we talk to Shane Kost, founder of Food Tour Pros and Chicago Food Planet Tours. We discuss Chicago-style hot dogs, deep dish pizza, and architecture.

  • Meet Shane at the 2014 Food and Travel Expo
  • There are approximately 400-500 food tours operating in the US
  • Food tours come in many flavors and many sizes
  • Do your homework and read reviews
  • Find Food Tour Pros graduates in Europe, Asia, and all across the US
  • Try the original Deep Dish Pizza at Pizzeria Uno or keep it local with Lou Malnati's
  • While in Chicago, try an Italian beef sandwich and never put ketchup on a Chicago style hot dog
  • Neighborhoods to visit: Gold Coast and Old Town, Lincoln Park, Bucktown and Wicker Park, Chinatown
  • The best time to visit is May-October
  • Taste of Chicago is the largest outdoor food festival in the country
  • Keep your eye on Chicago chefs Stephanie Izard and Mindy Segal

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Published August 21st, 2014