What You'll Get
Unlike a sand witch, a sandwich doesn't have the power to turn men into sand and sand into poisoned glass. Let handheld eats cast a devastating spell on hunger pains with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of authentic Chicago-style eats and drinks at Taste of Chicago, located in the University District.
This lunch, dinner, and late-night snack shack dishes out an impressive menu of handheld hunger tamers, all of which come with a side of fries. Transport taste buds to the streets of the Second City by noshing on a Chicago-style hot dog, dressed for erratic weather in layers of tomatoes, green relish, diced onions, a pickle spear, mustard, sport peppers, and celery salt, and served on a poppy-seed bun ($6). The Chicago Maxwell Street Polish is another Windy City classic, topping beef Polish sausage with grilled onions, sport peppers, and mustard ($6.25). Pizza puffs ($4.50), burgers (starting at $5.75), pork chop sandwiches ($6.50), and jumbo chicken wings ($7 for three) are also available, as are many vegetarian options. Top off your tummy with a cold beer ($2.50–$3.50) or old-fashioned milkshake ($3–$3.50).
Though globe trekking is an effective way to taste different cities' native nosh, if you don't speak the dialect, you might ask for a crêpe and emerge with a perm. Today's Groupon lets you feast on far-flung fare without risking your pride, appearance, or pocketbook. Purchase additional Groupons to lunch with friends, have dinner with a date, or snack with a group of friendly albatrosses. Taste of Chicago stays open late Monday through Thursdays until 1 a.m. and Fridays and Saturdays until 3 a.m. It is closed on Sundays.
- My boyfriend really enjoyed the Chicago dog, I believe his exact words were "I can never have a regular dog again" – Kristin C., Yelp
- Taste of Chicago is great. The only place serving authentic Chicago style fast food in Seattle or in the whole state of Washington. All the food is prepared fresh & they make a real old fashion milkshake. I have tried the Italian beef, wings with mild sauce & windy city steak all were delicious. All order [sic] come with fresh fries & tax included. The prices are dirt cheap & they are open late. I highly recommend this place – Louis S., Urbanspoon
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Gratuity not included. No cash back or credit. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.