What You'll Get
Being a new Groupon subscriber gets you great deals in your inbox every day, unlike being a new parent, which gets you a 12-year waiting period before you can give "the talk" about Michael Jackson's death. Today's Groupon—offered exclusively to new subscribers—gets you $10 worth of authentic Chicago-style eats and drinks for $3 at Taste of Chicago 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, pickle spear, mustard, sport peppers, and celery salt, and served on a poppy-seed bun ($6). The Chicago Maxwell Street Polish ($6.25) is another Windy City classic, topping beef sausage with grilled onions, sport peppers, and mustard. Pizza puffs ($4.50), burgers (starting at $5.75), pork chop sandwiches ($6.50), and jumbo wings ($7 for three) are also available, as are many vegetarian options. Top off your tummy with a cold beer ($3–$3.50) or old-fashioned milkshake ($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 crepe 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, dinner with a date, or snack with a group of friendly albatrosses. Taste of Chicago stays open late, M-W 11AM-1AM & Th- Sat 11AM-3AM. Closed Sundays.
- I had the italian beef dipped with cheese.... OMG it was totally tasty and I was happy that it came with fries. – Heather S., Yelp
- Yum in the tum. Greasy, cheesy comfort food. – John D., Yelp
- My boyfriend really enjoyed the Chicago dog, I believe his exact words were "I can never have a regular dog again" – Kristin C., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 5, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.