Chicago style in L.A.

08Aug07

If you’re from anywhere else but Los Angeles – and chances are, you are – you’ll probably find yourself scouring the city for a taste of that hometown flava. Biscuits & gravy from the South, pizza from New York, deep-fried turkey legs from Indiana.

Claire’s boyfriend Rich just moved to San Diego, and staked the claim that the food there is better than L.A. He’s from Chicago, so those lake-effect snows do tend to kill off a few brain cells over time.

FADE IN: INT. SAN DIEGO APARTMENT. AFTERNOON

A young man, still in his jammies, works feverishly on his blog.

RICH (VO)

I have my own official headquarters. There’s a restaurant here called “Chicago On A Stick” where they serve Chicago Style hot dogs, Italian sausage, and Italian beef. Italian beef is extinct in Los Angeles, so I haven’t had one in over a year and a half. I’ve already planned on getting one tomorrow.

yumJust to humor him, I took 30 seconds out of my day to see if there are any Chicago-style Italian beef sandwiches to be had in Southern California.

Step 1: Type “google.com” in your browser address bar, and press the ENTER key.

Step 2: At the top of the page, click on “Maps.”

Step 3: In the Google Search Bar, type “chicago restaurant near los angeles, ca” and press ENTER.

The results will reveal a restaurant called Taste Chicago. First item on the menu? Sandwiches. Italian Beef. $6.95.

Upon further investigation, we find that Taste Chicago is located at 603 N. Hollywood Way in Burbank… 1.4 miles or 3 minutes from where Rich used to live.

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One Response to “Chicago style in L.A.”

  1. 1 Rich

    Been there. Tried it. Sucked. Doesn’t count.


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