A Foodie’s Guide to Chicago: 9 Essential Eats

A Foodie’s Guide to Chicago: 9 Essential Eats, Chicago, Illinois (B)

When a wedding recently brought me to Chicago, I took the opportunity to tack a few days onto the weekend to do some eating. Because why not? I was lucky: I was staying with the Honey Badger’s cousins, followed by a foodie ex-colleague from back in day at Mega Corp. I didn’t need to do a lot of research, because these guys had got the Chicago food scene covered. All I had to do was sit back, relax, and undo that top button…

1. Vienna beef hot dog at George’s Hot Dogs – Also known as a “Chicago Dog”, the Vienna beef hot dog seems to be most Chicagoans’ fast food of choice. Crucially, the sausage needs to be made of beef, the bread needs to be a steamed white bun, and the whole thing needs to be topped with seven condiments: mustard, relish, tomato, onions, jalapeno peppers, and one of those giant pickled gherkin things you see on top (you can use it to squish everything else down). I tried this at the over 50-year old George’s Hot Dogs in Bucktown, thanks to a food tour I took with Chicago Food Planet. I can’t vouch for how it compares with anywhere else, but it tasted pretty damn good to me. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Foodie’s Guide to Chicago: 9 Essential Eats
Guide Location: USA » Chicago
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Vicky Hampton
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.amsterdamfoodie.nl/2015/chicago-foodie-guide/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • George’s Hot Dogs
  • Lou Malnati’s
  • Pizano’s
  • Chicago’s Piece
  • Velvet Taco
  • Union
  • Dublins
  • Restoration Hardware
  • Mindy’s Hot Chocolate
  • Violet Hour

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