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(NBC Chicago)   Because who WOULDN'T want to pay over $500 for the privilege of eating a hot dog and donut during 'foodie tour' of Chicago?   (nbcchicago.com) divider line
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2022-12-01 9:46:19 AM  
Hm. If this link hadn't been relegated to the wasteland of the food tab, there were some excellent opportunities here to spark a deep dish vs. New York pizza war. Ah, well.
 
2022-12-01 10:06:39 AM  
The food and water totals to about $40. The tour price is $532. I doubt that the Uber ride is worth nearly $500 as gas isn't that expensive.
 
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2022-12-01 10:08:00 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Hm. If this link hadn't been relegated to the wasteland of the food tab, there were some excellent opportunities here to spark a deep dish vs. New York pizza war. Ah, well.


We truly missed an opportunity with this mis-tabbing
 
2022-12-01 10:18:27 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Hm. If this link hadn't been relegated to the wasteland of the food tab, there were some excellent opportunities here to spark a deep dish vs. New York pizza war. Ah, well.


Chicago's Deep Dish may get flack and be called a casserole, but at least it's not the abomination called Altoona Style.
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2022-12-01 10:33:06 AM  
Was expecting to see the line "People took to Twitter," and got Reddit comments instead, which is even worse. SMH
 
2022-12-01 10:52:39 AM  
I did a "food and history" walking tour in Lisbon with a fun, knowledgeable guide. We stopped in 3 places and a drink and food were included at each stop. I wouldn't have thought to go to these places on my own and they were good, which made it extra awesome. I found it on airbnb experiences* and I wanna say it was around $50 (maybe less, I have to go look it up).

I get that stuff is just more expensive here but $500 pp for any kind of food tour is ridiculous. You can just eat at Alinea for that kind of money. (If you can get a reservation LOL.)

*I hate airbnb and all it stands for but I've had good luck finding nice stuff to do in different cities on their "experiences" thing. Your mileage may vary.
 
2022-12-01 10:57:50 AM  

Needlessly Complicated: I did a "food and history" walking tour in Lisbon with a fun, knowledgeable guide. We stopped in 3 places and a drink and food were included at each stop. I wouldn't have thought to go to these places on my own and they were good, which made it extra awesome. I found it on airbnb experiences* and I wanna say it was around $50 (maybe less, I have to go look it up).

I get that stuff is just more expensive here but $500 pp for any kind of food tour is ridiculous. You can just eat at Alinea for that kind of money. (If you can get a reservation LOL.)

*I hate airbnb and all it stands for but I've had good luck finding nice stuff to do in different cities on their "experiences" thing. Your mileage may vary.


The locations the "foodie tour" are going to are places like Al's and Portillo's. Places that the tourists usually go to when they visit Chicago. It's an overpriced scam.
 
2022-12-01 11:08:56 AM  
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so way less than $50 of food any tourist can buy on their own? plus you have to spend 4 hours of your life walking around with "the guide" to buildings (that are free to visit) and a shut down, free, outside fountain? for only $532.50? this is a scam. perhaps people visiting from another country might fall for it, sad.

i however will be in chicagoland for 3 days next week and will be having portillo's and pizza with friends and family. i'm sure they will laugh when i tell them about this. unless they get righteously pissed off, who knows.

what's a do-right donut? i've never heard of that place. perhaps i need to take the "tour"!
 
2022-12-01 11:12:40 AM  
here we go: https://www.doritedonuts.com/locations/

https://www.yelp.com/biz/do-rite-donuts-and-chicken-chicago-13

it's at the sears tower. that's why it's on this scam. i just saved myself $500!
 
2022-12-01 11:22:31 AM  

luna1580: here we go: https://www.doritedonuts.com/locations/

https://www.yelp.com/biz/do-rite-donuts-and-chicken-chicago-13

it's at the sears tower. that's why it's on this scam. i just saved myself $500!


Thank you for using the correct name for sears tower
 
2022-12-01 11:23:25 AM  

eyeq360: Pocket Ninja: Hm. If this link hadn't been relegated to the wasteland of the food tab, there were some excellent opportunities here to spark a deep dish vs. New York pizza war. Ah, well.

Chicago's Deep Dish may get flack and be called a casserole, but at least it's not the abomination called Altoona Style.
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2022-12-01 11:24:00 AM  

eyeq360: Pocket Ninja: Hm. If this link hadn't been relegated to the wasteland of the food tab, there were some excellent opportunities here to spark a deep dish vs. New York pizza war. Ah, well.

Chicago's Deep Dish may get flack and be called a casserole, but at least it's not the abomination called Altoona Style.
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i see you and i raise you "st. louis style" also made with waxy processed cheesefood:

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https://www.imospizza.com/what-is-st-louis-style-pizza/
 
2022-12-01 11:27:47 AM  

luna1580: eyeq360: Pocket Ninja: Hm. If this link hadn't been relegated to the wasteland of the food tab, there were some excellent opportunities here to spark a deep dish vs. New York pizza war. Ah, well.

Chicago's Deep Dish may get flack and be called a casserole, but at least it's not the abomination called Altoona Style.
[pbs.twimg.com image 850x626]

i see you and i raise you "st. louis style" also made with waxy processed cheesefood:

[Fark user image image 312x295]

https://www.imospizza.com/what-is-st-louis-style-pizza/


Provel can go to Hell.
 
2022-12-01 11:29:32 AM  
Provel would make an Ohio Valley style pizza even sadder than it already is.
 
2022-12-01 11:31:47 AM  

luna1580: [Fark user image image 683x77]

so way less than $50 of food any tourist can buy on their own? plus you have to spend 4 hours of your life walking around with "the guide" to buildings (that are free to visit) and a shut down, free, outside fountain? for only $532.50? this is a scam. perhaps people visiting from another country might fall for it, sad.

i however will be in chicagoland for 3 days next week and will be having portillo's and pizza with friends and family. i'm sure they will laugh when i tell them about this. unless they get righteously pissed off, who knows.

what's a do-right donut? i've never heard of that place. perhaps i need to take the "tour"!


Why get mad? Do a tour of the same for $450.
 
2022-12-01 11:33:23 AM  

eyeq360: Needlessly Complicated: I did a "food and history" walking tour in Lisbon with a fun, knowledgeable guide. We stopped in 3 places and a drink and food were included at each stop. I wouldn't have thought to go to these places on my own and they were good, which made it extra awesome. I found it on airbnb experiences* and I wanna say it was around $50 (maybe less, I have to go look it up).

I get that stuff is just more expensive here but $500 pp for any kind of food tour is ridiculous. You can just eat at Alinea for that kind of money. (If you can get a reservation LOL.)

*I hate airbnb and all it stands for but I've had good luck finding nice stuff to do in different cities on their "experiences" thing. Your mileage may vary.

The locations the "foodie tour" are going to are places like Al's and Portillo's. Places that the tourists usually go to when they visit Chicago. It's an overpriced scam.


They list the places they'll take you on the tour's description. So you can just go there yourself and save yourself $450.
 
2022-12-01 11:37:19 AM  

luna1580: [Fark user image image 683x77]

so way less than $50 of food any tourist can buy on their own? plus you have to spend 4 hours of your life walking around with "the guide" to buildings (that are free to visit) and a shut down, free, outside fountain? for only $532.50? this is a scam. perhaps people visiting from another country might fall for it, sad.

i however will be in chicagoland for 3 days next week and will be having portillo's and pizza with friends and family. i'm sure they will laugh when i tell them about this. unless they get righteously pissed off, who knows.

what's a do-right donut? i've never heard of that place. perhaps i need to take the "tour"!


Fark Portillo's, tell them to take you to Johnnie's and, Gene and Jude's once you get off the flight. Pizza will be their call, because it's so many that's good.
/The Pizza places around the Chicago and Cicero(not the streets but the city and burb), are good.
//I wouldn't send my worst enemy to the the Chicago Ave and Cicero Ave intersection.
 
2022-12-01 11:40:18 AM  
very suspiciously, they don't even say which "deep dish pizza" they will take you to.

lou's?
giordano's?
uno's?
pequod's?
non-chain local joint?

perhaps this secret nameless pizza costs $500
 
2022-12-01 11:41:54 AM  
I live here all my life and never heard of a Do-rite Donuts and Chicken.
 
2022-12-01 12:08:36 PM  
Say what you want about Chicago pizza, but that's the best damn hotdog you'll ever eat.
 
2022-12-01 12:11:54 PM  

eyeq360: Needlessly Complicated: I did a "food and history" walking tour in Lisbon with a fun, knowledgeable guide. We stopped in 3 places and a drink and food were included at each stop. I wouldn't have thought to go to these places on my own and they were good, which made it extra awesome. I found it on airbnb experiences* and I wanna say it was around $50 (maybe less, I have to go look it up).

I get that stuff is just more expensive here but $500 pp for any kind of food tour is ridiculous. You can just eat at Alinea for that kind of money. (If you can get a reservation LOL.)

*I hate airbnb and all it stands for but I've had good luck finding nice stuff to do in different cities on their "experiences" thing. Your mileage may vary.

The locations the "foodie tour" are going to are places like Al's and Portillo's. Places that the tourists usually go to when they visit Chicago. It's an overpriced scam.


I can go to Portillo's and Lou's in Arizona.
 
2022-12-01 12:13:59 PM  
I got some serious diarrhea vibes from that article
 
2022-12-01 12:15:28 PM  
Who eats that much food in 4 hours anyway?
 
2022-12-01 12:19:27 PM  
I think I would rather have a pastrami sandwich from Manny's than any of the food on the tour.

Except for the hot dog.
 
2022-12-01 12:30:08 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: luna1580: [Fark user image image 683x77]

so way less than $50 of food any tourist can buy on their own? plus you have to spend 4 hours of your life walking around with "the guide" to buildings (that are free to visit) and a shut down, free, outside fountain? for only $532.50? this is a scam. perhaps people visiting from another country might fall for it, sad.

i however will be in chicagoland for 3 days next week and will be having portillo's and pizza with friends and family. i'm sure they will laugh when i tell them about this. unless they get righteously pissed off, who knows.

what's a do-right donut? i've never heard of that place. perhaps i need to take the "tour"!

Fark Portillo's, tell them to take you to Johnnie's and, Gene and Jude's once you get off the flight. Pizza will be their call, because it's so many that's good.
/The Pizza places around the Chicago and Cicero(not the streets but the city and burb), are good.
//I wouldn't send my worst enemy to the the Chicago Ave and Cicero Ave intersection.


i grew up in the burbs and i love portillo's so that's what my family will want, but on another visit i will take your advice!
 
2022-12-01 12:35:22 PM  
man i really want giordano's spinach pizza right now.....

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does taste of chicago still happen? a "foodie tourist" could just plan a summer trip to the city and hit up THAT.....
 
2022-12-01 12:50:33 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Hm. If this link hadn't been relegated to the wasteland of the food tab, there were some excellent opportunities here to spark a deep dish vs. New York pizza war. Ah, well.


Wasteland?
 
2022-12-01 12:55:12 PM  

NINEv2: Pocket Ninja: Hm. If this link hadn't been relegated to the wasteland of the food tab, there were some excellent opportunities here to spark a deep dish vs. New York pizza war. Ah, well.

Wasteland?


nah, short bus!
 
2022-12-01 12:59:21 PM  

eyeq360: luna1580: eyeq360: Pocket Ninja: Hm. If this link hadn't been relegated to the wasteland of the food tab, there were some excellent opportunities here to spark a deep dish vs. New York pizza war. Ah, well.

Chicago's Deep Dish may get flack and be called a casserole, but at least it's not the abomination called Altoona Style.
[pbs.twimg.com image 850x626]

i see you and i raise you "st. louis style" also made with waxy processed cheesefood:

[Fark user image image 312x295]

https://www.imospizza.com/what-is-st-louis-style-pizza/

Provel can go to Hell.


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2022-12-01 1:04:31 PM  

luna1580: [Fark user image image 683x77]

so way less than $50 of food any tourist can buy on their own? plus you have to spend 4 hours of your life walking around with "the guide" to buildings (that are free to visit) and a shut down, free, outside fountain? for only $532.50? this is a scam. perhaps people visiting from another country might fall for it, sad.

i however will be in chicagoland for 3 days next week and will be having portillo's and pizza with friends and family. i'm sure they will laugh when i tell them about this. unless they get righteously pissed off, who knows.

what's a do-right donut? i've never heard of that place. perhaps i need to take the "tour"!


Harner's in Aurora is better.
 
2022-12-01 1:11:36 PM  

luna1580: man i really want giordano's spinach pizza right now.....

[Fark user image image 422x306]

does taste of chicago still happen? a "foodie tourist" could just plan a summer trip to the city and hit up THAT.....


Taste of Chicago is still happening.
 
2022-12-01 1:11:38 PM  
Problem is, besides the price, is that it's a walking tour so they're limited to places within walking distance from wherever their starting point is. Portillo's is fine but there are certainly better dogs in the city. Al's Beef? Eh, They're fine too but they're just famous because Jay Leno likes them or something.  Lou's is a solid choice.

And the Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower? Why? They're just office buildings.
 
2022-12-01 1:52:33 PM  

luna1580: drjekel_mrhyde: luna1580: [Fark user image image 683x77]

so way less than $50 of food any tourist can buy on their own? plus you have to spend 4 hours of your life walking around with "the guide" to buildings (that are free to visit) and a shut down, free, outside fountain? for only $532.50? this is a scam. perhaps people visiting from another country might fall for it, sad.

i however will be in chicagoland for 3 days next week and will be having portillo's and pizza with friends and family. i'm sure they will laugh when i tell them about this. unless they get righteously pissed off, who knows.

what's a do-right donut? i've never heard of that place. perhaps i need to take the "tour"!

Fark Portillo's, tell them to take you to Johnnie's and, Gene and Jude's once you get off the flight. Pizza will be their call, because it's so many that's good.
/The Pizza places around the Chicago and Cicero(not the streets but the city and burb), are good.
//I wouldn't send my worst enemy to the the Chicago Ave and Cicero Ave intersection.

i grew up in the burbs and i love portillo's so that's what my family will want, but on another visit i will take your advice!

Both of them are technically in the west burbs( Elmwood Park and the other is River Grove). Plus they're only 7 minutes apart from each other
 
2022-12-01 1:59:06 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: luna1580: drjekel_mrhyde: luna1580: [Fark user image image 683x77]

so way less than $50 of food any tourist can buy on their own? plus you have to spend 4 hours of your life walking around with "the guide" to buildings (that are free to visit) and a shut down, free, outside fountain? for only $532.50? this is a scam. perhaps people visiting from another country might fall for it, sad.

i however will be in chicagoland for 3 days next week and will be having portillo's and pizza with friends and family. i'm sure they will laugh when i tell them about this. unless they get righteously pissed off, who knows.

what's a do-right donut? i've never heard of that place. perhaps i need to take the "tour"!

Fark Portillo's, tell them to take you to Johnnie's and, Gene and Jude's once you get off the flight. Pizza will be their call, because it's so many that's good.
/The Pizza places around the Chicago and Cicero(not the streets but the city and burb), are good.
//I wouldn't send my worst enemy to the the Chicago Ave and Cicero Ave intersection.

i grew up in the burbs and i love portillo's so that's what my family will want, but on another visit i will take your advice!
Both of them are technically in the west burbs( Elmwood Park and the other is River Grove). Plus they're only 7 minutes apart from each other


Bonus is that it's a HomeRun Inn pizza joint in between them
 
2022-12-01 2:12:37 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Hm. If this link hadn't been relegated to the wasteland of the food tab, there were some excellent opportunities here to spark a deep dish vs. New York pizza war. Ah, well.


Wait, wait, waitwaitwait ... Food Tab is best tab, completely devoid of the unresolvable degen bad-faith slap-fights of those hives of scum and villainy known as Main and (shudder) Politics.  I've also peeked down the rabbit hole that is TF Discussion, and, I gotta ask you, what the actual shiat?  Don't come knocking the Food Tab, which is a veritable balm to the weary, a salve to those burned out by the incessant Troll Wars.  So kindly exit stage left with this 'wasteland' nonsense.  Good day.

And stay outta Woolworth's.

/Totally kidding.
 
2022-12-01 3:26:58 PM  

luna1580: man i really want giordano's spinach pizza right now.....

[Fark user image image 422x306]

does taste of chicago still happen? a "foodie tourist" could just plan a summer trip to the city and hit up THAT.....


Not to date myself but the last Taste of Chicago I went to featured Earth, Wind and Fire and the Go-Go's

/it was awesome
 
2022-12-01 8:30:05 PM  
Now that is entrepreneurship. People actually bought into it 🤣
 
2022-12-01 8:50:36 PM  

johnny_vegas: luna1580: man i really want giordano's spinach pizza right now.....

[Fark user image image 422x306]

does taste of chicago still happen? a "foodie tourist" could just plan a summer trip to the city and hit up THAT.....

Not to date myself but the last Taste of Chicago I went to featured Earth, Wind and Fire and the Go-Go's

/it was awesome


I last attended in... 02 I think? My favorite restaurants have closed since then. Cafe 28 (Cuban-ish) and Blue Mountain Jamaican.
 
2022-12-01 11:05:42 PM  
You know what I'd pay $500 for? A tomato, onion, and spinach thin crust from Father & Son, and a pepper and egg sandwich from the place that I can't remember the name of, but it was across the street from Twisted Spoke, just a tiny building on an empty parking lot. Damn, that was a good sandwich.
 
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