Portillo’s

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I’m not going to lie. I love Chicago. I love the food, the busy city life, and did I mention the food?

You may remember my post way back in March when I visited Chicago. One of my favorite food spots was Portillo’s:

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They have amazing Chicago dogs!

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Aren’t you glad I have a fancy DSLR now? Those pictures are terrible!

The food in Chicago is so good, I practically dream about it. Especially those delicious Chicago dogs. But hopping in a car and driving 5 hours to Chicago just isn’t feasible. Not when the craving hits you like a ton of bricks. No. I need my Chicago fix now.

So imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon this little gem:

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That sound you hear, friends? That’s the sound of angels rejoicing. Yesss!

Angelo’s Chicago taste is a cute little shop nestled in Hazelwood, a suburb of St. Louis. They serve tons of food, but I was here for one thing, and one thing only: their Chicago dogs. I walked in on a quiet weekday afternoon. It was pretty empty inside.

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Okay, it was totally empty. At least I wouldn’t have to worry about people staring at me while I took pictures of my food! Smile

I ordered the Chicago dog with the works: poppy seed bun, yellow mustard, white onions, sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, tomato slices, pickled sport peppers, and a dash of celery salt.

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Oh. My. Word.

This baby was delish! Does it come close to Portillos? Well…kinda. It will never replace my beloved favorite, but this sure comes close!

Score time!

Food: 4 stars (out of five)

Ambiance: 3 stars

Service: 3 stars

Value: 5 stars

I’ll certainly be back to Angelo’s the next time my hot dog craving strikes. It’ll have to do until I can go to Chicago again.

 

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  • mm love portillo’s–next time get their chocolate cake shake! love angelo’s too–they have pretty decent gyros!

  • I visit Chicago about 3 to 4 times a year and I believe they have the BEST food on the planet! I think their food is even better than in New York City! Gotta love Chicago dog, gyros, and Chicago style pizza. Yummers!