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(Chicago Trib)   If the awesome pizza and superior hot dogs didn't convince you to come check out Chicago, perhaps this will   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 160
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2012-05-06 10:02:12 AM
No Italian Beef?
 
2012-05-06 10:02:43 AM

casual disregard: Fairfax


PNC Bank gives out free hotdogs in front of the Northpoint Giant in Reston.

/seriously though, I've heard Top Dog in Tyson's and Windy City Red Hots in Ashburn are good.
 
2012-05-06 10:03:46 AM
Chicago is an awesome city.

/If you live in the midwest and don't know any better.
 
2012-05-06 10:05:27 AM

Fear the Clam: Chicago is an awesome city.

/If you live in the midwest and don't know any better.


I've been to Boston and it isn't that much different...or better.

I still like it though.
 
2012-05-06 10:06:06 AM
Chicago style deep dish is far superior to the folded up napkin soaked in grease New Yorkers call pizza. A slice is something to be enjoyed, not folded in half (to keep everything from falling off due to said grease) and shoved down your throat.

/Never been to New York
//Never been to Chicago
///Lives west of Atlanta...help me find good pizza?
 
2012-05-06 10:06:46 AM

Sid_6.7: No Italian Beef?


That's just a French Dip (invented in Los Angeles 30 years earlier) with giardiniera.

/not saying they aren't delicious, just calling them a rip-off
//Sunday fun being provincial
 
2012-05-06 10:06:51 AM
Subby forgot Portillos:

i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-05-06 10:09:12 AM

metaskie: Chicago style deep dish is far superior to the folded up napkin soaked in grease New Yorkers call pizza. A slice is something to be enjoyed, not folded in half (to keep everything from falling off due to said grease) and shoved down your throat.

/Never been to New York
//Never been to Chicago
///Lives west of Atlanta...help me find good pizza?


Stop eating pizza in a Georgia suburb, and when you do go to NYC, stay out of Times Square (particularly anything well-lit), and you will find good pizza almost everywhere.
 
2012-05-06 10:09:36 AM

p the boiler: LavenderWolf: p the boiler: Mrtraveler01: Man, there sure is a lot of hate for Chicago this morning.

I honestly never understood why people hate Chicago so much.

This.

Chicago kicks your dumb ass city on the balls... And then is polite enough to help you up.

But by all means feel free not to come here, you tourists get in my way

"How dare you come to my city and spend money, enjoy the sights and activities available here? Even though we spend millions of dollars annually attracting tourists, like every other major city, you're assholes for not seeing through OUR advertising for tourism dollars.

Well, good morning to you too. I guess you didn't realize I was being a little tongue-in-cheek since chicago can't really kick another city in the balls either.

And aren't you Canadians supposed to be polite?


Aren't you Chicagoans supposed to be able to take a joke? I wasn't exactly ready to grab the pitchfork either, friend.
 
2012-05-06 10:09:48 AM

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: Subby forgot Portillos:

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Pornographic.
 
2012-05-06 10:12:11 AM

thamike: metaskie: Chicago style deep dish is far superior to the folded up napkin soaked in grease New Yorkers call pizza. A slice is something to be enjoyed, not folded in half (to keep everything from falling off due to said grease) and shoved down your throat.

/Never been to New York
//Never been to Chicago
///Lives west of Atlanta...help me find good pizza?

Stop eating pizza in a Georgia suburb, and when you do go to NYC, stay out of Times Square (particularly anything well-lit), and you will find good pizza almost everywhere.


That's not true. There's this one place in Times Square. I think it's called Sbarro, sounds very Italian.

Anyway, it was the best pizza I've ever had! It was like eating pizza in a small village in the hills of Tuscany.

/not serious
 
2012-05-06 10:13:09 AM

LavenderWolf: joke


Sorry to interrupt, but can you please point me into the direction of said joke? Is humor really that different across the lake?
 
2012-05-06 10:14:19 AM

Mrtraveler01: /not serious


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-06 10:14:29 AM

ArcadianRefugee:
LavenderWolf: You know what makes me not want to visit Chicago or New York?

How f*cking arrogant they both are over their pizza.

Winner for "the dumbest reason for anything ever" award.

"I don't want to go to any place that is proud of their stuff."

That leaves you with Emblem, WY and that;s about it.


Would you like me to post the list of reasons I DO want to visit Chicago and New York? It's a far longer list for each.

/"Pride" doesn't begin to describe it.
 
2012-05-06 10:14:59 AM

metaskie: the folded up napkin soaked in grease New Yorkers call pizza

/Never been to New York


Then you have no idea what NYers call pizza; you only know what others pawn off as "NY-style" pizza.
 
2012-05-06 10:15:17 AM
Moving for Chicago later in the year so I'm getting a kick.

/the pizza sucks
 
2012-05-06 10:16:53 AM

thamike: LavenderWolf: joke

Sorry to interrupt, but can you please point me into the direction of said joke? Is humor really that different across the lake?


You can't see the humour in ripping on someone for hating tourists? They bring money and a willingness to spend it. It's like hating Santa.
 
2012-05-06 10:16:57 AM

ArcadianRefugee: metaskie: the folded up napkin soaked in grease New Yorkers call pizza

/Never been to New York

Then you have no idea what NYers call pizza; you only know what others pawn off as "NY-style" pizza.


I'll concede that. I still like the idea of Chicago deep dish better though.
 
2012-05-06 10:17:12 AM
That is how its done. 8/10
 
2012-05-06 10:17:20 AM
Superior hotdogs?

Is that the Chicago term for "gourmet pink slime"?
 
2012-05-06 10:18:42 AM

Fear the Clam: Chicago is an awesome city.

/If you live in the midwest and don't know any better.


I'm from Chicago, but I've traveled the world visiting places like NYC, London (where I briefly lived), Prague, Munich, Vienna, Sao Paulo, and several other major cities, and I always enjoy coming home.
 
2012-05-06 10:19:05 AM

Ikam: Honest Bender: I can get delicious food here in California. Only, without the horrendously corrupt police.

You do realize Oakland is in California, do you not?


Pff. That's north bay. I live in the south bay. And, let's be clear here, you know what you're in for when you drive into Oakland.

Now, on that same note, there's actually a really good Chicago style pizza place in Oakland. zacharys
 
2012-05-06 10:19:13 AM

Mrtraveler01: Man, there sure is a lot of hate for Chicago this morning.

I honestly never understood why people hate Chicago so much.


Whiny cubs fans. Whiny black hawks fans. Whiny bulls fans. And they are everywhere.

Bears and sox fans are okay.
 
2012-05-06 10:21:33 AM

ArcadianRefugee: metaskie: the folded up napkin soaked in grease New Yorkers call pizza

/Never been to New York

Then you have no idea what NYers call pizza; you only know what others pawn off as "NY-style" pizza.


I still love it when Donald Trump took Sarah Palin to Pizza Familgila (sp?) for "Authentic New York Pizza" and Jon Stewart basically listed off all of these pizza places that have real NY Pizza during his rant.

I should've made a list of those places so I know where to go next vacation.
 
2012-05-06 10:22:45 AM

Honest Bender: Ikam: Honest Bender: I can get delicious food here in California. Only, without the horrendously corrupt police.

You do realize Oakland is in California, do you not?

Pff. That's north bay. I live in the south bay. And, let's be clear here, you know what you're in for when you drive into Oakland.

Now, on that same note, there's actually a really good Chicago style pizza place in Oakland. zacharys


Difficulty: You and/or your car may not make it out alive.

/I keed
 
2012-05-06 10:23:03 AM

metaskie: Chicago style deep dish is far superior to the folded up napkin soaked in grease New Yorkers call pizza. A slice is something to be enjoyed, not folded in half (to keep everything from falling off due to said grease) and shoved down your throat.


So you've never been to NYC or Chicago but you've decided you like one over the other? You should visit both cities before making your decision. Personally, I really like NYC the style pizza I've tried the several times I've been there. As far as Chicago style, I prefer our thin crust cut into little squares over deep dish, but one could do worse than a nice deep dish from Pequod's.
 
2012-05-06 10:24:50 AM

Ikam: I prefer our thin crust cut into little squares over deep dish


You should come to St. Louis then. That's our specialty.
 
2012-05-06 10:28:32 AM

bim1154: I live in the next county from Chicago and there is no farking reason for me to go to Chicago anymore.


DuPage got everything you need sport?

Lulz.

He's provincial and PROUD of it!

Farking rube.
 
2012-05-06 10:37:23 AM

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: Subby forgot Portillos:

[i50.tinypic.com image 640x480]


Portillo's is like the "Chicago-style restaurant" at a theme park that's nowhere near Chicago, and priced like one.
 
2012-05-06 10:38:08 AM

Ikam: So you've never been to NYC or Chicago but you've decided you like one over the other? You should visit both cities before making your decision. Personally, I really like NYC the style pizza I've tried the several times I've been there. As far as Chicago style, I prefer our thin crust cut into little squares over deep dish, but one could do worse than a nice deep dish from Pequod's.


I once worked for a company that had offices over a pizza joint in Manhattan. I learned to loath NY style pizza over a period of a year. But Chicago's deep dish isn't much better.

This is what I grew up with and its still my go to pizza today:

farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2012-05-06 10:41:15 AM

LavenderWolf: Would you like me to post the list of reasons I DO want to visit Chicago


The Cubs. Gotta be.

Seriously, though, the museums in both rock, as do most of the cultural things that aren't goofy tourist trappy shiat like "ooh, ah, I can see my house from here", 'here' being the observation deck of the Empire State Building. Hell, I lived on Long Island for 27 years and never once went to the Statue of Liberty.

If you do go to NY, head out to LI and hit the Vanderbilt Planetarium.
 
2012-05-06 10:41:19 AM

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: Subby forgot Portillos:

i50.tinypic.com


Apparently "Portillos" is Italian for "Give your great-grandmother's labia a big kiss."
 
2012-05-06 10:44:12 AM

ArcadianRefugee: Also, piling every topping (and then some) known to man doesn't make a superior dog; the dog makes the dog.

Use a crap dog and you'll need all those toppings to mask the poor (or lack of) flavor.


QFT
 
2012-05-06 10:56:00 AM
Superior hot dogs, like their such a delicacy to begin with.

/I wonder who makes the finest Potted Meat?
 
2012-05-06 10:58:17 AM

Optimus Primate: Lived in Chicago over one winter...never again. There were times the sun never appeared for weeks on end, just a dull grey hell. And cold...cold unlike anything I have ever experienced. I lived in Colorado 15 years and the winters were no problem.

Chicago is a dismal, depressing place - but I did become a fan of the pizza - and it's pretty much the only kind of pizza I eat to this day, 20 years later. So there's that. I guess if I lived in that pisspot of a town I'd start trying to eat myself to an early grave as well.


I use to work down there in the 80s. It always smelled like piss and shiat. Then you got home and you had this film of what every the fark it was all over you. I've been to all the sights and there isn't anything I'm missing at this point in time from there.
 
2012-05-06 11:08:13 AM

Fear the Clam: IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: Subby forgot Portillos:

[i50.tinypic.com image 640x480]

Apparently "Portillos" is Italian for "Give your great-grandmother's labia a big kiss."


Holy balls, and I thought I was being implicitly vulgar.

Subtlety, my main man.
 
2012-05-06 11:09:18 AM
Have managed to take care of the notoriously aggressive and violent inner city crime, brutal police, and corrupt politicians yet, subby? No? Then you can keep your half-assed beer and shiatty pizza.
 
2012-05-06 11:11:07 AM

Voiceofreason01: Have managed to take care of the notoriously aggressive and violent inner city crime, brutal police, and corrupt politicians yet, subby? No? Then you can keep your half-assed beer and shiatty pizza.


You live in KCK and next to KCMO. How is that any better?
 
2012-05-06 11:18:52 AM
casual disregard:

"Anyone know where to find decent hot dogs in Fairfax County, VA? All I'm aware of is Five Guys, and frankly their hot dogs are nothing better than what I can do myself and if I'm heading to Five Guys it's for a bigass bacon cheeseburger, not a hot dog."

Have you ever tried Boardwalk Pizza and Ice Cream, just off Rte. 50 in Falls Church? It merged Boardwalk Pizza with the old 'Frozen Dairy Bar' ice cream shack. Southeast corner of 50 and Graham Rd (just west of Loehmann's Plaza). Decent pizza, Superb ice cream, and really good hot dogs.

I work near there and my buddy and I hit there for lunch every so often. The *only* problem with their dogs is that their chili is only so-so. Everything else is great.
 
2012-05-06 11:18:59 AM
Chicago food hate thread!

ano.lolcathost.org
 
2012-05-06 11:19:08 AM
Born and raised just south of Chi-town, spent my first 30 years in Northern Illinois before being paroled out to Phoenix. Chicago is a GREAT town to visit but not to live. And part of that reason is pizza. Chicago-style pizza flat sucks. If I want bread, I'll go to the store and buy a loaf for $1.50, not pay $15 to have it covered with toppings. Besides, it's much better to be eating a great Chicago hot dog or an italian beef while down at Oak Street Beach watching the hot secretaries sunning themselves during their lunch hour. Yum!!!
 
2012-05-06 11:20:03 AM

Mrtraveler01: Man, there sure is a lot of hate for Chicago this morning.

I honestly never understood why people hate Chicago so much.


Jealousy for not being able to get a proper hot dog outside of it.

ANYWAY, this is great news for Half Acre. I used to live a couple blocks south of there and I'll have to get back there when they open.
 
2012-05-06 11:21:07 AM

Mrtraveler01: Voiceofreason01: Have managed to take care of the notoriously aggressive and violent inner city crime, brutal police, and corrupt politicians yet, subby? No? Then you can keep your half-assed beer and shiatty pizza.

You live in KCK and next to KCMO. How is that any better?


Gov't is only about 2/3 as corrupt and the police aren't half as violent and oppressive. Uh....the chances of getting shot on the street in some areas is a little better though. But at least KC has taken care of the Mob instead of electing them as Mayor.
 
2012-05-06 11:23:26 AM

Voiceofreason01: Mrtraveler01: Voiceofreason01: Have managed to take care of the notoriously aggressive and violent inner city crime, brutal police, and corrupt politicians yet, subby? No? Then you can keep your half-assed beer and shiatty pizza.

You live in KCK and next to KCMO. How is that any better?

Gov't is only about 2/3 as corrupt and the police aren't half as violent and oppressive. Uh....the chances of getting shot on the street in some areas is a little better though. But at least KC has taken care of the Mob instead of electing them as Mayor.


Mwahh, see?
 
2012-05-06 11:28:25 AM
The only reason to visit Chicago.

Shedd Aquarium

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2012-05-06 11:29:42 AM

Beerguy: The only reason to visit Chicago.

Shedd Aquarium

[s3.amazonaws.com image 540x376]


Air and Space Museum and the Library are good ones too.
 
2012-05-06 11:31:07 AM
Oh great when I saw the title I thought "here come the pizza trolls!"
There are no rules to a pizza.
and second,
NO ONE IS MAKING YOU EAT IT!
So why get your bp up about it?
Any any other city out there can have a "crap dog"
But a Chicago style beef hot dog is great.
And, NO ONE IS FORCING YOU TO EAT IT!
So some of you stop trolling.
 
2012-05-06 11:33:58 AM

austin_millbarge: The top priority for me on my next trip to Chicago isn't this brewery, it's this place:

Link


An overpriced donut shop? Why would I pay $3.00 for each donut?!?!??! My local supermarket actually makes pretty damn decent donuts for $0.69 each... and we have several good donut shops around here that can deliver the goods for less than a buck each.

On a side note, Wal*Mart donuts blow chunks.... they look OK, but they don't taste right at all.

As for Chicago Dogs, putting sport peppers on it doesn't make it special.
 
2012-05-06 11:34:45 AM

Ed Finnerty: Pizza soup and bologna sticks? No thanks.


You still called it pizza.
I guess you don't like hot dogs at all?
 
2012-05-06 11:41:52 AM

gingerjet: This is what I grew up with and its still my go to pizza today:
farm4.static.flickr.com


Squares? Squares?? Who cuts pizza into squares?!

:D
 
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