Chi Town Peeps-Food Recommendations

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  1. gsxtasyd

    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    I am going to be in Chicago next week, yall want to give me some recommendations of places I have to go while I am there? Anyone know of any Serbian/Yugoslav restaurants? (huge population there)
     
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    If you're in Wrigleyville, check out Rise or Shine. Its amazing sushi, but they also have a few other cooked dishes. Fucking amazing.
     
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    thanks for the recommendation I LOVE SUSHI and houston is bad for it. excellent for all other types of food tho.
     
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    what about pizza places. I want to try some BOMB ass chicago pizza I keep hearing about
     
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    Gino's east.
     
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    If you want real Chicago Pizza you HAVE to go Lou Malnati's.
    Nothing else holds a candle.

    Sausage is a classic topping to go with.

    You find it at the 5-way corner of Sheffield, Wrightwood, Lincoln. This in Lincoln Park, a popular bar/hangout area of Chicago.

    My girl lives about 2 blocks from this restaurant actually.



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    If you want some good breakfast food there is a place called "CBA" which stands for Chicago Bagel Authority.

    It's really cool. They basically offer bagels done 1,000 different ways with whatever you want on it and then they steam it. I like the Denver bagel with extra meat (steamed fresh bagel, munster cheese, loads of ham, and sliced green pepper/red onion).

    It's also in the Lincoln Park area off of Armitage across from the the EL stop. If you're staying downtown you can take the brown line straight to it... about a 10min ride... Just get off at the Armitage stop and you'll see a few stores west of the Starbuck's.

    I also HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY suggest Cafe Iberico. It's a monstrous tapas cafe in the clubbing district (near Lasalle and Wells). It is open late (3am) and is nationally known for their amazing spanish food. You can get just about anything there, and their sangria has won like over 100 awards.

    Not far from there are also 2 other places more expensive but have a more contemporary vibe and some spectacular food. Sushi Samba Rio and Zed 51.

    Eat at any of these place and you will not be disappointed.
     
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    Doesn't even compare to Lou's IMO.
    It's commercialized Chicago style pizza. Lou's stays true to the traditional Chicago style roots IMO.
     
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    :dunno:

    You're a local so I'll yield, but I tried Lou's, Bacino's, Due and a few others and found it to be the best.
     
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    I think it's really preference.

    I have friends who swear by Gino's East as well. I just like Lou's because they have that awesome flaky butter crust and they pick their tomatoes they use for the entire year in a specific 2 month period to ensure they are best and then steep them in red wine. Plus the crushed tomatoes on top are just Bo$$.

    Man, I am getting hungry.
     
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