The Columbian Exposition trumpeted Chicago’s arrival on the world stage through its neoclassical architecture, technological marvels, and first-ever hot dog tossed off a ferris wheel. Savor Chicago’s culinary heights with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of hot dogs and other Chicago-style fare at Joey’s of Chicago. Choose from either their Glendale or Phoenix location.
A 2010 Phoenix magazine Readers’ Pick for best hot dogs, Joey’s of Chicago crafts authentic edibles using ingredients flown in on the winds of the Second City. Juicy Vienna Beef all-beef dogs dressed in ripe tomatoes, fresh chopped onion, mustard, and Chicago-style green relish ($2.49) headline a classic menu drawn from Joey's owners' hometown. The 6-inch italian-beef sandwich ($6.49) heats thinly sliced and seasoned beef in its own gravy and can be served dipped, wet, dry, or inside-out on crusty french bread. Grilled polish sausages take their cue from Chicago's Maxwell Street market ($3.79), and any meal can cuddle up to newly-debuted sides of homemade coleslaw and Jay's potato chips. A haven for Midwestern expats, Joey’s boasts Chicago-centric décor with local street signs, images of the city skyline, and the lingering aura of Mayor Richard Daley.