Tommy to Compete in Bar Toma's first ever ‘Za Blogger Battle!

IMG_3276 Bar Toma, the Gold Coast pizzeria from James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano, hosts its first ever ‘Za Blogger Battle. Pizza lovers throughout the city are invited to attend the battle on Monday, November 16th from 6:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m., in which four well-known Chicago bloggers will go head to head to create the best original pizza using Bar Toma ingredients.

Adam Sokolowski, Rachel Bires of Rach, Esquire, Jessica Vacco of Binge Magazine, and Tommy Engstrom of Smak are the featured bloggers who will face each other in the dough throw-down. Guests are encouraged to vote for their favorite, and the winning pizza will then be placed on the menu as the “Pizza of the Month”.

Tickets are $25 per person and include several of Bar Toma’s signature pizzas, a sampling of each competitor’s pizza, and two drinks (a selection of beer and wine). Cocktails will be available for purchase. To purchase tickets, click here. A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door.

About Bar Toma

Bar Toma features award-winning wood-fired pizzas, delicious cocktails and a craft beer selection from James Beard Award Winner and Celebrity Chef Tony Mantuano.  Located just off the bustling Michigan Avenue, the pizzeria is a favorite Gold Coast destination. Bar Toma is open for lunch, brunch, dinner, and drinks Sunday—Thursday from 11:30 a.m.—10:00 p.m. and Friday & Saturday from 11:30 a.m.—11:00 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 312.266.3110 or online by visiting For more information, follow and like Bar Toma on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.