So, you like pizza and you're having people? Want to show off your new kitchen? Or maybe like BJ, you just love pizza more than any other food! Whatever the occasion, let's do some Magic By The Slice!
For BJ, it's an all day affair of shopping, chopping, slicing, dicing, dough and sauce making. But it's worth it as you and your guests hang out with him in your kitchen as he builds and bakes his fancy schmancy deep dish pizzas. After pizza, gather your guests in your living space for his comedy magic show of course!
spinach, onion, roasted jalapeno with smoked mozzarella
caramelized onion, mushroom with gruyere tricolor bell pepper, onion with ghost pepper colby-jack
spinach, artichoke, taleggio topped with pepperoncini
bk's homemade Italian sausage with giardiniera
bk's homemade bratwurst, sautéed onion with smoked cheddar
asparagus, fontina topped with breseola or prosciutto
soppressata and jalapeno All pizzas are 12" deep dish and have a base of mozzarella. Artisan cheeses are considered a topping.
"Thank YOU for such an awesome experience! Everyone was raving about the pizza and the show! You've got a great idea and we'll definitely be spreading the word :)" -Brooke S. Lakeview - Chicago IL
"Once it was safe for us to host our neighbors and friends, we wanted them all to experience authentic Chicago so bringing BJ out for Magic By The Slice was a must! From his deep dish pizza to his hysterical off-the-cuff comedy magic, everyone had a blast!" -Dan M. San Diego, CA
What size pizzas do you make? I make 12" deep dish pizzas and serve them in smaller slices so your guests will have room to enjoy trying multiple flavor profiles.
What's the ideal number of guests? Up to 20 What do you charge? We can kibbitz about that when you contact me
Do you make your dough by hand? No, I make it on the counter by the sink! Actually I finish my dough by hand to be sure I get the exact consistency I want. I can make it from start to finish by hand but stand mixers allow me to make multiple batches at one time.
Do you make gluten free pizza? I never charge for the gluten ;) Why do you like to use imported Italian San Marzano tomatoes? What's with all the questions? In my opinion, they have a better flesh to gelatin ratio which leads to a richer/sweeter flavor and makes them easier to work with. Also the sodium content is most often a fraction of what you find in our domestic packed tomatoes.
Do you always use local and or organic ingredients? Aren't you the little foodie! I think Chef Thomas Keller says it best. Click here
Can I hire you to private chef your pizza without the magic show? Of course!
Can I hire you to perform the show without the pizza? Absolutely!
How long have you been doing this? Magic since the age of 10, pizza since 1995 and Magic by the Slice launched in January 2014.