Hi! I'm Desi.
I’m a pizza journalist based in Chicago, but I’ve sampled slices in recent years in Charlottesville, Nashville and outside of Grand Rapids, where I grew up.
I've loved pizza my whole life: when I was younger, I would beg my mom to let me eat it every day. The “Book It!” program was probably the best thing that ever happened to me - I loved to read, I loved pizza, it was a perfect marriage of my main interests. The perfect slice? Don’t mess with the best - Thin crust cheese pizza - the greasier, the better.
When I'm not eating pizza, I'm probably at the gym, listening to music, or trying to solve the latest true crime mystery with the help of my roommate, Dani.