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Old 05-11-2009, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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Chicago has gyros.
THat's all I need.
Chicago wins.

Gyros? Gyros are everywhere nowadays. Unlike Chicago there are real street food vendors in New York. You can get roasted nuts and hotdogs but also gyros and souvlaki (there is a stand in Astoria that is opened 24 x 7 ), chow fun noodles and other Chinese specialities in Chinatown (my favorite stand at Centre and Canal) and then spanish variety all over the city. Chicago banned street food due to health concerns but its own Taste Of Chicago poisoned hundred with Salmonella last year

Hard to grab a quick bite in Chicago, not that many pizza places offering single slices and no hot-dog stands.... After midnight you can only count on McD and 7-11.
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:17 PM
 
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Yeah, Mayor Daley put a ban on street vendors downtown, you can find a few street vendors in Pilson, Maxwell St., and a few other areas but they are not too common.
I said Chi is second more based on the offering of "street food" not really the on the accessability of it.
Well in that case, Philly would definitely be second.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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Gyros? Gyros are everywhere nowadays. Unlike Chicago there are real street food vendors in New York. You can get roasted nuts and hotdogs but also gyros and souvlaki (there is a stand in Astoria that is opened 24 x 7 ), chow fun noodles and other Chinese specialities in Chinatown (my favorite stand at Centre and Canal) and then spanish variety all over the city. Chicago banned street food due to health concerns but its own Taste Of Chicago poisoned hundred with Salmonella last year

Hard to grab a quick bite in Chicago, not that many pizza places offering single slices and no hot-dog stands.... After midnight you can only count on McD and 7-11.
Gyros where introduced in Chicago and they are the best ever. They suck anywhere else.

We do have pizza joints where there are slices sold.

There are places opened late at night.

Our hot dogs are better then yours.
We have a China town too.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: USA
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Gyros? Gyros are everywhere nowadays. Unlike Chicago there are real street food vendors in New York. You can get roasted nuts and hotdogs but also gyros and souvlaki (there is a stand in Astoria that is opened 24 x 7 ), chow fun noodles and other Chinese specialities in Chinatown (my favorite stand at Centre and Canal) and then spanish variety all over the city. Chicago banned street food due to health concerns but its own Taste Of Chicago poisoned hundred with Salmonella last year

Hard to grab a quick bite in Chicago, not that many pizza places offering single slices and no hot-dog stands.... After midnight you can only count on McD and 7-11.
McD's and 7-11??

There's only 2 McD's that I know of near my. One on Clark and (Wrightwood?) and then one right by Wrigley.

There's tons of Mexican joints open all night, hot dog joints and pizza joints. There's lots of places open late. Since you said you lived in Lincoln Park () then there are tons of places open late by you.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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McD's and 7-11??

There's only 2 McD's that I know of near my. One on Clark and (Wrightwood?) and then one right by Wrigley.

There's tons of Mexican joints open all night, hot dog joints and pizza joints. There's lots of places open late. Since you said you lived in Lincoln Park () then there are tons of places open late by you.
theres 2 places cross the street in greektown on halsted that sell gyros 24/7 ...tbk, flash taco, chicago pizza, several diners (white castle, hollywood, a few in lv and lp, a few in wicker/bucktown) are all also open 24/7 or until like 5am off the top of my head.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:30 PM
 
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They suck anywhere else.
I sincerely doubt that...
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: USA
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theres 2 places cross the street in greektown on halsted that sell gyros 24/7 ...tbk, flash taco, chicago pizza, several diners (white castle, hollywood, a few in lv and lp, a few in wicker/bucktown) are all also open 24/7 or until like 5am off the top of my head.
I guess he'd actually have to be living in Chicago to know these facts ha ha
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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Gyros where introduced in Chicago and they are the best ever. They suck anywhere else.
Yeah, right. No they were introduced in Greece however the same brand frozen gyros suck everywhere else but not in Chicago
BTW. Gyros are with made with lamb, not beef...

[quote=Venom;8761697]We do have pizza joints where there are slices sold.

Yes you do. But in New York there are pizzerias almost on every corner and MOST of them sell pizza by the slice. In Chicago is not that easy

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There are places opened late at night.
Right. McDonalds, Arbys and 7-11

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Our hot dogs are better then yours.
Right. Generic Vienna dog in Chicago is better than let's say in Kantucky

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We have a China town too.
Right. You call those three city blocks Chinatown?

You forgot to add that you have a baseball team, too. And it sucks.

Can Chicago be even more pretentious?. LOL
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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McD's and 7-11??

There's only 2 McD's that I know of near my. One on Clark and (Wrightwood?) and then one right by Wrigley.

There's tons of Mexican joints open all night, hot dog joints and pizza joints. There's lots of places open late. Since you said you lived in Lincoln Park () then there are tons of places open late by you.
Late meaning past midnight?
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:25 PM
 
Location: West Town, Chicago
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Gyros where introduced in Chicago and they are the best ever. They suck anywhere else.

We do have pizza joints where there are slices sold.

There are places opened late at night.

Our hot dogs are better then yours.
We have a China town too.
Gyros, Italian Beef, giardinara pizza (thin crust as well as deep dish), hot dogs, combos, polishes, Italian sausage, Italian Lemonade, Polish food, ribs and b-b-q, the list of Chicago "street food" that can only be found here goes on and on. We can debate the upper echelons of haute dining, but for me it Chicago all the way, for the above reasons.

That being said, NY hot dogs are super delicious, and few things top an authentic Philly cheesesteak. I tried to find one in Chicago, and I was sorely disappointed.
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