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A Japanese BBQ Experience
This place comes highly recommended by NASCAR's Kate Davis, a long-time foodie on the circuit.  Gyu Kaku is a true culinary experience right at your table. Choose from an assortment of menu items that you cook over a fire grill at your table. It's a social experience as you grill select meats over a table-top grill. We say go for it!

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ
210 E Ohio St
Chicago, IL
(312) 266-8929


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Our Guide to Chicago Pizza
There are a ton of great pizza places in Chicago.  It's a town that is proud of it's roots and proud  of it's food. Pizza is no exception!  Here are a few options for various Chicago Pie. Personally we LOVE the sausage pie at Lou Malnati's. You decide...

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
6649 N. LINCOLN AVE., 
LINCOLNWOOD 
847-673-0800 
29 OTHER AREA LOCATIONS

Geno's East
162 E. SUPERIOR ST. 
312-266-3337 
12 OTHER AREA LOCATIONS

Giodarno's Pizza
223 W. Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL
312-583-9400
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Burt's Place
8541 N. FERRIS AVE 
MORTON GROVE
847-965-7997

Pizzeria Uno (the original)
29 E Ohio St (corner of Wabash)
Chicago, IL 60611 
(312) 321-1000   

Louisa's 
14025 S. CICERO AVE.
CRESTWOOD; 
708-371-0950

Pequod's
2207 N. CLYBOURN AVE. 
773-327-1512 
ANOTHER LOCATION IN MORTON GROVE

Chicago = Polish Heaven
Great Polish Food in Chi-Town...
Staropolska Restaurant
3030 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 342-0779
visit their site click here

El Famous Burrito
It's a small local-chain that comes recommended by NASCAR.com's Justin Oppman
El Famous Burrito has several locations so go to their website to find one!  click here

Veasey's Pick
Our pal Veasey...he's from Chicago. This is where he goes near the track.
Chicken and Spice
251 North Chicago Street  , Joliet, IL
(815) 727-1100

More Beef!
Mr Beef was recently named on TV as the best of the beef in Chicago, it defeated the traditional Al's. I've never been to Mr. Beef but their Italian Beef sandwiches are said to be amazing. The giardiniera they put on the sandwich looks amazing.
Mr. Beef
666 N. Orleans, Chicago, IL
312-337-8500


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Hot Doug's
Speedeats.com Says "It's Closing in October so this is your LAST CHANCE at a truly Chicago Place! "
When a place calls itself "The Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium" you know it's a serious place!  Hot Doug's is a hot dog/sausage lovers playground. We've downed Antelope Sausage during one visit!  Yeah, and for the not-so-brave... the hot dog options are awesome including the famed "Chicago Dog." 
Veteran Audio guy and friend to Speedeats Justin Oppman, a Chi-town native, loves this place. "They have every dog imaginable," says Oppman. 
3324 North California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618-5848
(773) 279-9550 
visit their site click here

Rosal's Cucina
Speedeats.com says "One of the Best Spots on the Road Hands Down. The Ravioli Appetizer will change your life!"  
Rosal's is a true "neighborhood" place. This quaint Chicago favorite is family owned and serves simple, authentic Sicilian dishes that include recipes that date back over 100 years. We sent the folks from Motor Racing Outreach last year and they prepared them a custom dish off menu (due to a food allergy).  Amazing service and hospitality. OH BY THE WAY > TRUST US... order the Pan Fried Ravioli Appetizer (Not your typical Fried Ravioli), it's one of our favorite dishes on the entire NASCAR Road.
1154 West Taylor
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 243-2357
visit their site click here


Al's Beef
Speedeats.com Says "Ya Gotta Get Italian Beef in Chicago!"
If you want an awesome traditional Italian Beef sandwich while in Chicago, look no further. I've been to Al's and it is awesome. If it is your first time, go wiht the traditional Italian Beef sandwich, with giardiniera (sweet peppers or our original homemade hot peppers). Make sure to get the sandwich dipped!  Jason "Eagle" Allison goes for the Sausage and Beef Combo sandwich!

 They have several locations so click the website for the closest one... or check out the original location listed below.
1079 W. Taylor St. 
Chicago, IL 
(312) 226-4017 
visit their site  click here


Chuck's Southern Comfort Cafe
From Cajun to Barbecue Chuck's has it covered. This place comes highly recommended by GMS Racing's Nic Moncher who sent us a tantilyzing photo of plantains that made our mouth water. "An utterly fabulous food coma," were Moncher's exact words. They have a late night Menu too! 
BURBANK LOCATION
6501 W 79th St
Burbank, IL 60459 
  (708) 229-8700   
visit their site click here 
 

Jim's
The Original Polish Sausage Stand  (A Maxwell Street original), Jim's has been servin up the simple Chicago staple since 1939. Hot Dogs and Polish Dogs and Pork Chop Sandwiches... Enough Said just eat! 
TWO LOCATIONS (This is Original)
1250 S Union Ave
Chicago, IL
(312) 733-7820
visit site click here


Kasia’s Deli
A great Polish Deli that has been voted the Best Pierogi in Chicago.  OPEN FOR LUNCH get your fill of authentic Old World Polish cuisine and buy some imported jarred items while you are there! MMMMMMMM
 2101 W. Chicago Ave.
 Chicago, IL 60622
 (773) 486-7500
visit their site click here



Fat Willy's Rib Shack
Since 2002 this Barbecue Shack in a strip-mall has been a Chicago barbecue favorite. Don't overlook the various otions on this menu... it's not your typical Rib-Shack.  It's a sneaky good place that serves some of the best cue around.  Their brisket has been the item that has brought them the most notariety. The ribs are fall-off-the-bone good.  Try the short-ribs as well.
2416 West Schubert Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 782-1800
visit their site click here


Gene and Georgettos
Talk about a Chicago tradition, opened in 1941, Gene and Georgetti's is the Windy City's oldest steakhouse. Celebrites from all ages have eaten their, including one of my favorites, Frank Sinatra. 

My Boston buddy Brian Twist loves the place. Bring you wallet though, it's good food but you will pay the price.
500 North Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60654-4669
(312) 527-3718
visit their site  click here



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