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Old 03-28-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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I recently went to Lucky Dog and I was not impressed... of course, I have only visited Chicago a few times, so maybe I don't know what I'm talking about... but I found Lucky Dog to be sub par quality and over-priced.
If you are not from Chicago, I don't expect you to be impressed by Lucky Dog. I grew up in Chicago and Lucky Dog is pretty authentic.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:35 PM
 
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Just to set the record straight...

Chicago-style pizza is NOT by nature thin crust. It's deep-dish, as introduced by the creators at Uno's/Due's locations on East Ohio and North Wabash. I've also come to emrace Ginos, but do prefer the sausage and cheese at Uno's original location.

Thin-crust is akin to NYC-style, also cooked 'Coney Island Style,' wherein the top and crust are well done (or burned a little, as I like it). Totonnos on Coney Island started this trend and carries it out to this very day in their three Manhattan locations.


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I was born and raised in Chicago and we only ate thin crust pizza, cut in squares and little triangles. Deep dish ain't what Chicago is all about. My Dad grew up in the city and thin crust was what people ate.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: AZ
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They even have Chicago style pizza, thin crust.
That wouldnt be Chicago style then.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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If you are not from Chicago, I don't expect you to be impressed by Lucky Dog.
A few posts below mine gigi said she was also underwhelmed and said Lucky Dog was lacking.... I think she's from Chicago.

Anyway, doesn't matter to me. It looked good, we tried it, we were wrong, it was a waste... won't go back!
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:41 PM
 
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I was born and raised in Chicago and we only ate thin crust pizza, cut in squares and little triangles. Deep dish ain't what Chicago is all about. My Dad grew up in the city and thin crust was what people ate.

Yeah, me too. Born in Printers Row and raised on the Gold Coast: I've been going to Uno's since I was 6 mo's old

Thin crust is NOT Chicago-style as an original convention. Take a look at WiKi and see that while thin-crust is a staple in the city, it was the invention of deep-dish in Chicago that put it on the map.

Chicago-style pizza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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Old 03-28-2008, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Up in a cedar tree.
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I am not sure about the beef sandwich, but check out Dominque's Pizza in Cedar Park (not sure how to spell it). They are from NY and they have the Italian accent to show it! The calizones and piZZZAuh is the BOMB!!
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Yeah, I am def. a Chicago native - lived there until IL was 29. I'd say I've eaten more than my fair share of Chicago hot dogs. And my dad owned and ran a pizza restaurant (south side - thin crust) for 20 years. So I feel like I've got some cred.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:25 PM
 
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If you're in Austin and are in need of a delicious Italian Beef run (or drive very fast ) to Chris ' Little Chicago for an authentic sandwich. He tops it with sweet peppers or hot gardinere or a combination of both The red trailer is at 3600 S. Lamar on the North side of the street. He also does Italian Sausage (try the combo) and Maxwell Street Polish and the authentic dog. Your taste buds will be wowed!!!!
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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I second the rec for Chris's Little Chicago. And yes, it's in a trailer.
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I third the suggestion for Chris' Little Chicago for both dogs and beef sandwiches. I'm not a Chicago native but I make sure to hit up the Weiner's Circle whenever I am up there, as well as Gene and Jude's if I make it out to the suburbs.
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