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Farewell to Burt Katz, Chicago’s Legendary Pizza-Maker

Burt Katz, who made some of Chicago's best pizza for more than 50 years, has passed away.

by Munchies Staff
May 2 2016, 11:05pm

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When we made plans to visit Chicago to film an episode of The Pizza Show, there was one person we had to see: Burt Katz.

Burt is a legend who made some of the greatest pizza in Chicago for over 50 years. When we met up with Burt in December, he had just closed down his restaurant, and was ready to start the next chapter of his life. While we never got to taste Burt's pizza, it didn't matter at all because hanging out with and his wife Sharon was even better.

We were incredibly saddened to find out that Burt passed away this week at the age of 78. Our deepest sympathies are with Burt's family and loved ones.

There's no one like Burt Katz, and we will miss him dearly.