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The other Chicago standard that I frequently miss. Somehow most other cities don’t get it quite right, always skimping on meat or putting things like lettuce (gasp) in there. This is from some random dive out in the west ‘burbs with maybe three counter seats.



Portillos is almost always my first stop when I go back to Chicago to visit my mom.
Italian beef, dipped, with sweet peppers.




Annual visit.  Gotta remember to bring the good camera one of these days.


Vienna beef dog on poppy seed bun, with mustard, onions, relish, tomatoes, & dill pickle spear. From Portillo’s.  Last stop on our last day in Chicago

Forgive the long absence. Not only have I been on the road, in the midst of a cross-country move, but I’ve also been horribly sick for the better part of the past week.  I will be playing catch-up over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for back-dated posts.