Steve Dolinsky

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Steve Dolinsky
Born1968 (1968) (age 50)
ResidenceBucktown, Chicago, U.S.
Other names"The Hungry Hound"
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison
OccupationFood & Travel Journalist
Years active1990–present
Known forHungry Hound food reporting on WLS-TV (since 2003)
Spouse(s)Amy Dordek (present)

Steve Dolinsky (born 1968) is an American television, radio, print, and podcast food and travel reporter. He has reported as “Hungry Hound”[1] on ABC 7 (Chicago) since 2003.[2] He also submits food reports for Public Radio International’s “The World” and is co-host with Rick Bayless and producer of The Feed Podcast. He is the author of a guide to Chicago pizza titled Pizza City, USA to be published by Northwestern University Press in 2018.[3]

Early life[edit]

Dolinsky was born in 1968 in St. Cloud, Minnesota and raised in a kosher household.[4] He earned a BA in Journalism and History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.


Dolinsky has been recognized twelve times with the James Beard Foundation Award for excellence in cuisine, culinary writing, and culinary education in the United States.[5]


  1. ^ "Hungry Hound page". WLS-TV. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  2. ^ Dolinsky, Steve. "editor". Steve Dolinsky. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  3. ^ staff writer. "press catalog". Northwestern University Press. Northwestern University Press. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  4. ^ Kogan, Rick (June 9, 2016). "Steve Dolinsky remains as hungry a hound as ever". Chicago Tribune (June 9, 2016). TRONC. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  5. ^ "James Beard Foundation Award". Wikipedia. Wikipedia. Retrieved 4 March 2018.