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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 www.hotdogchicagostyle.com 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, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/117625 Personally, we liked Gino’s East better. Each pizza takes about […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Chicago · Italian