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Entries from December 2008

Portillo's Hot Dogs – Chicago

December 9th, 2008 · No Comments

The debate over the best hot dog in Chicago rages. Here are just a few of the links: Citysearch Best Hot dogs 2008 Chowhound Top 3 Hot Dogs At Portillo’s Hot Dogs, the dogs come with lots of pickles and no ketchup. One of the better hot dogs I have had but I am […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Chicago · Italian · Kid-friendly

Graham Elliot – Chicago

December 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Graham Elliot, is a recently opened restaurant this past summer by the eponymous chef. Nice modern but warm space. The food is supposed to be high-end but fun with quirky ingredients. Any place that starts off with a hot bowl of complimentary garlicky popcorn wins my vote. The foie-gras lollipops coated in pop rocks was […]

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Tags: Chicago

Quartino – Chicago

December 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Great place to go for drinks and food with friends at a reasonable price. The place has a great vibe and the italian food is quite good – our favorites included the antipasto plate (you choose the options), the pizza and the fresh hot doughnuts with chocolate dipping sauce. It’s packed so try to make […]

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Tags: Chicago · Favorites · Inexpensive · Italian

Uno Chicago Grill – Chicago

December 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

If you want to try the classic deep dish chicago pizza, Uno’s is not a bad bet although it is likely not the best deep dish pizza in town. In fact, there are many posts on the web discussing this very subject, such as, Personally, we liked Gino’s East better. Each pizza takes about […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Chicago · Italian