IT never turns down a good food post, especially if it involves Chi–Town . Escaping from the Uno/Lou Mitchell/Gino’s trap, former intern Ali Busacca names a few lesser-known Chicago eateries (and a famous-for-a-reason pizza joint):
In a city known for its deep-dish pizza, I found a few other tasty, cheap eats, beyond the traditional 16-inch pie.
For great late-night takeout Try Express Carry-Out and Delivery (3555 N.
Broadway; +1 773 549 7077), for everything from gyros and chicken souvlaki, to tilapia and ribs—all with a side of sweet potato fries, for less than $15.
For great atmosphere Take a picnic lunch to Navy Pier, and set up at the far end for a great view of the North Shore skyline. Getting there is a hike, but there’s a free trolley that runs from the red line station at State and Grand.
but if you want a smaller portion, a personal sausage or pepperoni pizza served with soup or a house salad is only about $6 before 2 p.m.
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