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Odd. I don't eat hot dogs too often.

Who else here gets down on Italian Beef/Combo? I do love those, though.

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Combos? Hell yes. I was late to that party, but have been making up for my tardiness since.

Italian beef meetup?

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Combos are my death row meal. Definitely down for a beef meetup.

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This has been discussed in the supertravel thread, but I'm down for a rehash.

What's your favorite spot for Italian Beef or Combo? Dry or dipped?

It's pretty standard, but personally I have to go with Portillo's (dipped). I've yet to have Al's, but Jay's on North Ave is still good.

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Love Al's but it's pretty expensive, I guess all beef is though. Also like Buona. Dipped!

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1) Al's is great - not the same as Portillo's, and one of the first beef places in the city.

2) Johnnie's Beef is possibly the best in the city.

3) Portillo's is good - but the above two are better, I think...

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Love Al's but it's pretty expensive, I guess all beef is though. Also like Buona. Dipped!

Johnnie's is pretty cheap!

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Jeez. Johnnie's is far west. I vote for meetup there. Daytime only!

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So glad to be back out the burbs in a week. Still gonna have to commute to work back out, but only to Oak Park which is probably my favorite suburb anyway.

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True, Johnnie's is hella west. But it's worth the trip, and really only good to go to in the summer, as you have to sit outside.

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All this talk of Italian beef resulted in me going to Al's for lunch yesterday. Combo, dipped, with giardiniera. Delicious.

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Here's a beef, hot, from Al's (you can tell by the giardiniera - this style is unique to Al's):

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Here's a pic of a combo from Portillo's, looks like with sweet peppers. Not how I'd get it, but it will still taste good!

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what's good in chicago? might drop in in a couple weeks

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Let's have a group bike ride or dinner or something! or both

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Food looks great, can't wait to explore some for myself.

I'm going to be headed to downtown Chicago with some family on Sunday for about a week, is there any good shopping I should look out for? Mostly into that superdenim.

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not really any good stores for denim dudes, all I can think of is Barneys..

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^it's a sad scene for the denim geek indeed...Barney's is probably your only bet and Ralph Lauren if you don't get to see RRL often...

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not really any good stores for denim dudes, all I can think of is Barneys..

i know this store isnt in chicago but theres a denim store called e-street denim in highland park i believe... may be worth checking out for some of you.

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Thanks for the fast input +rep.

I guess I'll just look around for food and for some cheap kobe6's or crazylights for basketball, as I'm from Toronto and everything is expensive up here haha.

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going to lollapalooza for the full weekend

driving from toronto

went last year for 1 day only but it was nuts.

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It's a sad scene...Most I've seen is RRL or Levi's Selvedge STF but I've actually seen good stuff when I worked part time at J.Crew...Oki's, Dry Bones, Samurai, etc you name it! All tourists of course...

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I haven't been inside, but I know Sir & Madame on Damen/Chicago carries 3Sixteen

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^On that note, so does Haberdash...Not a fan to be honest....

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Haven't heard many good things about Haberdash although I've never been. Trying to build up a list of good $10 a plate or less places in the city to try, anyone have recommendations?

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