The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of Chicago-style fare and drinks at Chicago's Finest Cuisine.
Chicago's Finest Cuisine packs a menu full of edibles inspired by Chicago, including Vienna Beef dogs, deep-dish pizzas with cornmeal crusts, and made-from-scratch bagels. Run by a couple of former Second City citizens, the eatery fills expectant mouths with Maxwell Street polish sausages ($3.99) and fried pork-chop sandwiches ($4.25), as well as vegetarian options such as the Edgie veggie sandwich ($4.50) packed with nine healthy fillings, or the meatless garden burger ($4.25). An authentic Chicago grilled skirt-steak sandwich with homemade fries ($6.99) convinces lunchers to linger and bellies to stop jabbering just to get attention. With more than 20 types of bagels made fresh daily, as well as muffins, omelettes, and cereals, breakfasters can also pop in to scare away a bad case of the morning-time hungries.