The Midwest is known for being the setting for all three Jaws movies and a bevy of delicious culinary creations. Today's Groupon follows cravings to the metropolitan middle of the nation with $25 worth of Chicago grub for $10 at Wolffy's Place on the corner of Ninth and Market. You and a friend can dine on ribs, dogs, and Italian beef like high-society gangsters at a 1930s joint.
After a swell day of cleaning the powder out of your bean-shooter, a hearty bite packs the belly like beans in a six-chamber shooter. Wolffy's was started by Chicago natives the Wolff Brothers, who were raised on the notion that when the tooth fairy visits, she snags your fallen chompers and puts a piping plate of chicken parmesan under your pillow. Such childhood rituals have inspired many morning feasts as well as shaped Wolffy's menu of Chicago favorites. Pique your hunger with Wolffy's original hot dog taco, which upholds a Chicagoan's love for hot dogs and any edible object you can put them on ($3.50), or immediately waltz into a full slab of barbecue pork ribs ($18.95).
The deep-dish pizza pie is a Windy City staple that towers above the thinner crusts offered by restaurants that only operate thin pizza ovens. Scale the crust of a 10-inch deep dish ($14.95) or seek an even taller meal with a Wolffy's Italian sub or Italian beef masterpiece ($7.95 each). A warm Chicago meal has the power to melt any callous disposition and fill one's heart with feelings of tastiness.
Ron Donoho at San Diego Dtown writes:
- Staffed by fedora-wearing servers dressed all in black, the restaurant offers Chicago-style wings, deep dish pizzas and Wolffy’s original hot dog tacos. The meat falls off the bone of the hickory-smoked barbecued ribs.
Yelpers give Wolffy's Place four stars:
- After enjoying Brooklyn's finest, this is the best deep-dish I've ever had. The owners were nice to chat with us about the place as well – Matt W.
- I visited Chicago a couple years ago and can say that the hot dog was EXACTLY like the dogs in Chicago – Sharon S.
- When i visit San Diego on a Sunday I can go to Wolffy's Place watch the Bears, hang out with the owners, brothers Steve and Bob and have some of the best Chicago food west of the Windy City – Michael M.