Some stereotypes exist for a reason, and yes, Vienna hot dogs are great, and yes, Chicago has a plethora of excellent steakhouses. But beyond downtown, out in the neighborhoods, there’s a far more wide-ranging and, frankly, interesting assortment of dishes that make up the menu of Chicago classics. Many of them are unavailable outside the city, or even the neighborhood where they were invented. The following map celebrates 20 Chicago culinary icons.
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