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Top 3 Hot Dogs

The cradle of hot dog civilization for western suburban youth in the 50's and 60's was Parky's and it remains the standard by which other stands should be judged for authenticism. Fries are still oiling up the paper bags and dogs as good as any. Should also give historical props to the now defunct state-wide chain "Dog N Suds", if only for the name.

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Parky's Hot Dogs
329 Harlem Ave, Forest Park, IL 60130

Oct 10, 2011
jasoncrawford in Chicago Area

Battle Beef on Ontario-- Al"s vs. Portillo's

Having now perused all of the Al's vs Portillo's Italian beef commentary I note that "Luke's" on W. Jackson failed to garner even a single mention even though the Italian beef there compares quite favorably with Al's, Mr. Beef, Portillo's or any of the other local other beef emporiums I have patronized during my 69 years on the planet. Place closes in mid-afternoon but has done good business at Loop location for many years with minimal publicity. Excellent broth reminiscent of Al's at its best, ditto meat.

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Mr. Beef
666 N Orleans St, Chicago, IL 60654

Oct 10, 2011
jasoncrawford in Chicago Area