The Three Most Ultimate Chicago Meals

If you want to eat like a real Chicagoan, these places are an absolute must.

The Ditka

via Flickr user Murray 9k

via Flickr user Murray 9k

Step 1: Head to the Vienna Beef Factory store and pick up a box of Coach Ditka’s 1/3 pound, 8-inch sausages with sesame buns and toppings of your choosing.

Step 2: Head to Al’s Beef and grab an Italian Beef with hot peppers double dipped and a side of nacho cheese (for dipping).

Step 3: Head to any liquor store and pick up two six-packs of Old Style 16ozers.

Step 4: While grilling two of the sausages, eat the Italian Beef and drink one of the two six-packs.

Step 5: With sausages in tow and another six-pack to drink, queue up the Bears vs. Patriots Super Bowl XX game, which is streaming on YouTube in its entirety.

 

The Juicy Goosey

via Flickr user Stephanie Lamphere

via Flickr user Stephanie Lamphere

Step 1: Order or pick up a large deep-dish pizza from Giordano’s, Lou Malnati’s, Gino’s East, Pequod’s, or Art of Pizza. Make sure it’s just for you. If someone else wants one, they can get their own.

Step 2: Pick up a 12 pack of any Goose Island variety (we like the IPA).

Step 3: Head home and eat and drink. For most people, you’ll have enough leftovers for a Juicy Goosey round two!

Tamalört

via Flickr user Fuzzy Gerdes

via Flickr user Fuzzy Gerdes

Step 1: Go to a dive bar in Wicker Park, Bucktown, or Logan Square.

Step 2: Drink there all night, taking shots of Jeppson’s Malört. No need for a chaser, but if the taste of unrefined crude oil mixed with Jagermeister with a little splash of near-dry paint makes you feel like you need one, we recommend some PBR.

Step 3: Get a six to 12 dollar bag of Tamales from The Tamale Guy. Follow him via his Twitter tracker, or just repeat steps 1 and 2 night after night until he stops by.

RELATED: Best Dive Bars in Bucktown

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