Friday, April 20, 2012

Wiener Circle from TV

Wiener Circle
2622 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614-1523
Wiener Circle
(773) 477-7444
The Wieners Circle is a hot dog stand in Chicago, Illinois. It is famous for four things: 
Its signature Chicago-style hot dogs, hamburgers and cheese fries 
 The mutual verbal abuse between the employees and the customers during the late-weekend hours.
 On the weekends, the establishment stays open as late as 5:00 AM, drawing many drunken customers who have arrived from bars and clubs.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Johnnies Beef, Elmwood Park

A Beef Sandwich to Die For........
Johnnie's Beef
7500 W. North Ave., Elmwood Park

Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-12am, Sun 12pm-12am

Tel: (708) 452-6000

Chicago is one of the few cities in the country where there are many places to eat great Italian beef and Johnnie's Beef ranks among the best of them. The small beef stand is a perfectly preserved piece of the traditionally Italian neighborhood that surrounds it.

The structure itself resembles an old drive-in eatery, with baby blue walls and yellow neon signs. It is only big enough to hold about ten standing customers at its bar, and seems to have a line that stretches down the block at any time of day. The employees work together as a well oiled machine, though, which minimizes the wait. One worker assembles hot dogs, one spears sausages from the grill, one slaps together the beefs and yet another fills cups with Italian ices (make sure you say you don't want a lid on your ice...that way you get a nice heaping cup of it). Be sure to have your order straight by the time you get to the head of the line; the man who rings you up gets quite upset at indecision or stuttering.

The menu is small, but everything is exceptional. The Italian beef and sausage sandwiches are notably famous, as well as the Italian ices and hot dogs. Every Friday Johnnie's serves up amazing fried egg sandwiches.

Many Chicagoans consider Johnnie's to be the best Italian Beef joint in the world, which accounts for the long line you will usually encounter on your visit.   And I will be their this weekend to enjoy one on my visit to Chicago, My home town !!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Eats At US Cellular Field - White Sox

Sections 101, 113, 130, 151, 163, 510, 522, 529 & 554 Traditional ballpark fare like hot dogs, pretzels and beverages. Hot Dog Value Meals are available at all stands. Section 529 also offers veggie dogs and sandwiches.
BURGER BARN Sections 537
Sausage pattie burgers, turkey burgers and Vienna Beef burgers.
CONNIE'S PIZZA Sections 122, 155, 163, 522 & 544
Slices of delicious cheese, sausage and pepperoni pizza, Edy's ice cream and beverages.
PrivateBank Fan Deck Center field
Featuring hamburgers, bratwurst, All Beef dogs, veggie dogs, popcorn chicken, veggie burgers, frozen drinks and more.
GO GO SOX GRILLE Section 120
Grilled favorites like steak and chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers, Hamburger Value Meals, snacks and beverages. Go Go Sox Grille also features veggie dogs.
TEX MEX Sections 123, 153 & 524
Build your own nachos, tacos and fajitas.
Fan favorites including bratwurst, veggie burgers, Hamburger Value Meals, nachos and beverages.
ROOKIE'S CLUB Sections 100 & 540
Kid-sized concession stand serving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and other kid favorites.
SWEET SPOT Section 540
Delectable desserts including soft serve ice cream, cookies, brownies and Edy's ice cream.
Great deli sandwiches including roast beef, turkey and corned beef, as well as taco salads, burritos, nachos and more.
Sweets and treats such as waffle cones, brownies, soft serve and more.
VEGGIE LOVERS! U.S. Cellular Field offers cheese quesadillas, veggie dogs and garden burgers on all levels!
GLUTEN FREE MENU CHOICES The Chicago White Sox and Sportservice are committed to offer gluten free alternatives at US Cellular Field. With our commitment we are always looking to expand our gluten free menu choices.
Section 110 - Triple Play Carvery Stand
Your choice of fresh carved roast beef, corned beef, and roasted turkey on gluten-free multi-grain bread Gluten-free chocolate chip cookies
Section 522 - All-Star Stand
Your choice of fresh carved roast beef, corned beef, and roasted turkey on gluten-free multi-grain bread Gluten-free chocolate chip cookies
Sections 105, 544 - Comiskey Dog
Chicago-style hot dog on gluten-free bun
Sections 122, 152, 523 - TexMex
Nachos with your choice of topping including beef barbacoa, pork barbacoa or chicken carnita
Nacho portables locations located around the ballpark on the 100 and 500 levels Mission tortilla chips with cheese
Section 144 - Winning Ugly is Sweet Stand
Vanilla Soft Serve Ice Cream
Chocolate Soft Serve Ice Cream
Section 538 - All-Star Stand
Vanilla Soft Serve Ice Cream
Chocolate Soft Serve Ice Cream
Sections 109, 157, 531 - Beers of the World
Bard's Tale gluten-free beer

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Chicagoans Excited over Portillo's Arizona expansion

Transplanted Chicagoans were downright giddy Tuesday at the news that Portillo’s Hot Dogs is looking to expand its restaurant chain to the Phoenix area.
Portillo’s is an icon in Chicagoland, loved and remembered by the tens of thousands of local residents who moved out of Illinois over the years to make Arizona their home.
You can include me in that bunch. I grew up eating the scrumptious Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches at the local Portillo’s just a few minutes away from where my parents still live in Naperville, Ill. And yes, I went to Portillo’s for lunch when I was back to visit for Christmas. That’s just what you do when you “go back.”
Portillo’s is looking to build new restaurants at Tempe Marketplace, Chandler Fashion Center and other locations in Phoenix or Scottsdale.
When word spread of the news yesterday, I received a handful of emails and Facebook messages about the news. Al Maag, chief communications officer at Phoenix-based Avnet Inc. , is a Chicago native. He said one of the reasons he loves the Phoenix area is because there are so many Chicagoans here.
“I feel it’s the western suburbs of Chicago without the snow and traffic congestion,” he said.
Maag said there are thousands of hot dog stands in Chicago, but Portillo’s stands out.
“When I travel back to Chicago my first stop is Portillo’s for a beef sandwich and hot dog,” he said. “Heck, my family and I have it shipped here four times a year for special parties. I remember when In-N-Out came here the lines were pretty long. When Portillo’s comes it will be a happening of a higher magnitude. My guess is the last car will be in Tucson.”
Stephanie Lough, an account coordinator at HMA Public Relations in Phoenix, didn’t grow up in the Chicago area, but she’s been bitten by the Portillo’s bug.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Best Beef Sandwich 2011 / Frannies Beef !!



Well every once in a while we have the rare opportunity to find a place that not only has Killer Chicago Hot Dogs, But Beef sandwiches to die for. Now being a long time patron of almost all Hot dog and Beef Joints, I have grown up on Johnnies Beef and later on Portillo's, Als Etc.Yea I know they have killer beefs BUT by far there is no better Italian Beef than FRANNIES BEEF anywhere. PERIOD... Now that I live in Arizona every chance I get to go home to Chicago for a visit, 1st stop Frannies !! Takes away all the craving for those fixes I miss Instantly, This great place Also has Chicago Hot Dogs 2nd to none.Now do we start with the MeatBall sandwiches or Sausage that any of us Italians know is the real deal, When I see some of these Morons talk about meatball from Subway I wanna crack em..These meatball or Sausage are what we grew up on Ya know like Grandma used to make, After the decision on what to eat the rest is easy.!! Finnish off this delight of a meal with there Fresh Homemade "Every Day" Italian Lemonade!! If only they had a room to rent, I would move in tomorrow,Sooo if you haven't been here its TIME because the best has obviously been saved to last for you.....On a scale of 1-10 I say 11.... Enjoy this is a place you will return often if not Daily.

Now if Catering is on your mind what haven't you payed attention to in this article. Lol They have you covered. And Im Talkin To You.........

Frannies Beef and Catering

4304 River Road

Schiller Park, IL