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Pappadeaux?

The frozen "Swamp Thing" is pretty awesome, although pricey at around $8-9 nowadays. And that's coming from a guy like me who doesn't normally like sweet, fruity drinks.

Apr 22, 2011
Roast Chicken in Chains

Top 3 Hot Dogs

The hot dogs were very good, but on my first visit to Gene's & Jude's a few weeks ago their fries were a greasy, sloppy mess. Plus, some of them weren't even thoroughly cooked and were still a bit raw on the inside. I couldn't believe that what I got were the infamous fries that people sometimes rave about. In my opinion, their fries were nothing special at all and I can think of 20 other places with better fries that won't upset your stomach.

Apr 22, 2011
Roast Chicken in Chicago Area

Top 3 Hot Dogs

I've always thought Teddy's Red Hots in Downers Grove and Darien was pretty darn good. Their Vienna dogs are 7 inches long and the toppings are consistently fresh. No overripe, runny tomatoes or limp pickle spears on their dogs - their stuff is solid.

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Teddy's Red Hots
737 Plainfield Rd Ste 2, Darien, IL 60561

Apr 22, 2011
Roast Chicken in Chicago Area

Pappadeaux?

Over the years I've eaten at Pappas restaurants in both Texas and Illinois (Pappadeux and Pappasitos) and have found them to be consistently very good if not downright excellent. The food is always fresh and competently prepared, the portions about right for the price, and the service courteous and speedy. The menu may not be groundbreaking and is often dismissed by pompous chefs on these boards as not authentic, but to "normal" people the Pappas restaurants are pleasing. The crowds you will normally find at Pappas restaurants should speak for themselves.

As far as Pappadeux in particular goes, I've eaten at various mom & pop Cajun restaurants in both Louisiana and southeast Texas and I think Pappadeux's Cajun selections are VERY comparable to what the other places had. I don't think that Pappadeux has a problem with Cajun authenticity despite what some people claim on these boards.

I have not noticed a significant difference in quality between the Pappadeux locations in Texas vs. those in Illinois.

Pappasitos Tex-Mex can only be found in Texas in Houston and the Dallas area. There aren't any locations outside of Texas last I checked.

Feb 13, 2009
Roast Chicken in Chains