Tears almost shorted out my keyboard, as I reread this thread and thought of the many times we enjoyed stopping at the Berghoff!![:(][8)]
Resi’s Bierstube — German/Beer Garden
"Man hat kein Schlitz, denn hat kein bier"
2034 W Irving Park Rd
Phone: (773) 472-1749
See the following review and description —
mannys , hands down
I was in the revamped Midway airport last weekend and hit the Superdawg there. Quite, quite tasty. Does anyone know how they get the consistency of those fries? Like no fries I’ve ever had. The dog was, of course, a pleasure to eat, though I had to find a gate where there weren’t any passengers so I wouldn’t embarass myself.
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Thank you to everyone for suggestions. I only had time for a quick bite but I managed to grab a burger, dog and malt at Superdawg. The Roadfood review can be found here:
These are some photos I took:
For dogs try At the Tracks at Lake and Desplaines (a little west of the loop) Char dogs are great and has a nifty train that runs around the inside…
Muzzlehatch, Please see my thread in the pizza forum. I’ve been begging for info on Giodanos.
As far as hot dogs, I’ll echo Michael Stern; Gold Coast is definitely tops, though its a more than a bit "classy" and upscale; I’d personally go with the Wiener if I had just one meal. And Superdawg, God you’ve got to try to make room for that one. Just for the architecture alone. And for pizza, I’d go for Uno, again for the atmosphere; quality-wise there isn’t a whole lot of difference between it and Due, Lou Malnotti’s, Giordanos, Ginos, etc.
Strangely, never was much of an Italian beef guy during my time in Chicago. Maybe in the future…
The top two places to eat Italian beef in Chicago are:
666 N. Orleans
Al’s is a stand up only or eat in your car. Mr. Beef has tables.
Have one for me.
BTW, Al’s Beef is also on Ontario & Wells a few blocks west of Michigan Ave.
I’m also surprised nobody mentioned pan pizza which was started in Chicago. Three places come to mind Pizzeria Due or Uno on Ohio St., or Lou Malnoti’s on Wells St.
All of these places are West of Michigan Ave. and are within walking distance.
Ditto to several of the above posts. Gold Coast is terrific (but I believe the one on State St. is now closed), Byron’s (motto: Thee Hot Dog) is excellent (and has excellent fries), and The Wiener’s Circle is a classic. For Italian Beef, Mr. Beef just north of the loop is one of the very best. And Al’s #1 on Taylor (kind of hard to get to, west of the loop, I believe) is one of the originals. Be sure to get your beef "dipped" and with giardiniera. Oh, heart be still!
And on your way out of town, if you’re leaving from O’Hare, you can stop at Superdawg to get one (or a couple) for the road. [:p][:D][:p]
Unfortunately no one has mentioned Chicagoans favorite place for hot dogs and a place I just had lunch at…..The Weiner’s Circle on Clark St. Either the char-dog or the char-Polish, both excellent choices and if you like fries try the regular, that come in a brown bag, or the cheese fries
Also, on Ontario, right off of Michigan Ave. is a place called Portillo’s. Excellent beef sandwhiches with peppers! They so popular it’s become a local chain with places in and around Chicagoland.
Al’s Beef is at 169 W. Ontario
For Hot Dogs go to Gold Coast Dogs at 418 N. State, 159 N. Wabash, 17 S. Wabash or 225 S. Canal
You totally need a Chicago dog from Byron’s Hot Dog Haus.
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Originally posted by Michael Stern
If it’s a SHORT lunch, go to Mr. Beef or Al’s for Italian beef sandwiches (with sausage in them, too). If it’s a LONG lunch, have Saratoga chips and many drinks, then chicken Vesuvio at Harry Caray’s.
It will be a short lunch.
So I have decided that I think it would be good to get some Italian beef and a hot dog. Where should I get the dogs from?
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