The signature pie is the sausage-mushroom combo “Hey Hey” Jack Brickhouse Special. Bartoli’s Pizzeria takes a twist on proven family recipes, lacing its cracker-crunch crust with parmesan cheese. Cheap eats should fill you up without pretension. Raw salmon tuna taco at Big & Little's ($7.50), Big & Little's doesn't much care for rules, as long as the food tastes delicious. Wisconsin health officials report jaw-dropping COVID-19 numbers; Gov. Yet, each is soft and stretchy, ideal for picking up the flavors of the sauce. The Lincoln Park restaurant is named after the whaling ship chasing Moby-Dick in Melville’s classic novel—hence the funky, graffiti-style artwork of a badass albino whale. The decked out 1950s-era drive-in. And yes, you'll find plenty of hot dogs and Italian beefs on the list, but the picks also come from an astonishing number of different cuisines, including Mexican, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean. 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Cloudflare Ray ID: 5f184d96e8980ad8 Bartoli’s Pizzeria’s connections to Chicago-style pizza run deep. While the outside lends crunch, inside it's soft and forgiving, ready for the assemblage of cured Italian meats. 215 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park, 847-831-1400, www.mizrahigrill.com, 26. 2621 S. Halsted St., 312-929-2088, www.bydamao.com, 38. Deluxe quarter-pound cheeseburger at Top Notch Beefburgers ($7), Not only does this classic spot in Beverly serve some of the beefiest burgers in town, it also pairs them with equally stunning fries — crispy and golden (and fried in beef tallow). Those in the know add fuel to the fire by asking for giardiniera to this inarguably crazy, yet undeniably compelling creation. Take the handmade bell dumplings, which are supple and soft, yet bathed in ferociously spicy chile oil and aggressive raw garlic. A contender for the title “deep-dish pizza don” is Lou Malnati, founder of the Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria chain. Extra spicy links of smoked sausages doused in Honey 1's excellent honey barbecue sauce. The plantains at this packed shop are the crispiest in town, not soggy or greasy. Pair your pizza with one of the craft beers brewed on site at Gino’s River North pizzeria/pub and comedy club. 2072 N. Western Ave., 773-772-6020 and 3057 N. Ashland Ave., 773-661-9377, 8. I have preferences (Mexican cuisine, particularly) that might explain many of the picks, and blind spots (too many to name) that I need to get to eventually. The adorable box each Superdawg comes in. The exception is Aloha Poke, which crafted this incredible bowl of contrasting textural components — crunchy cucumber, edamame and tobiko, balanced by two creamy sauces. J.B. Pritzker warns another state stay-at-home order could be near: ‘That seems like where we are heading’, Second stimulus check updates: Post-election rancor clouds chances for a COVID relief bill, As COVID-19 cases spike, Gov. 7500 W. North Ave., Elmwood Park, 708-452-6000, 6. 1079 W. Taylor St., 312-226-4017, www.alsbeef.com, 30. Lamb shawarma at Al-Sufara Grill ($6), All other shawarma immediately becomes secondary after you gaze upon this massive sideways spit that rotates over a bed of charcoal. The pies are super dense and the toppings many. For a sit-down meal, head to the suburban Northbrook location. Find the best Cheap Pizza near you on Yelp - see all Cheap Pizza open now and reserve an open table. 817 W. Fulton Market, 312-455-9200, www.cemitaspuebla.com, 12. As you'd expect, these places come from all across the city — North, South and West Side, plus the suburbs. But the dog does not disappoint. 240 E. 35th St., 312-326-1890, www.southtownsub.com, 33. Two-piece fried chicken at Honey Butter Fried Chicken ($8.50), Much as how Harold's reaches new levels of deliciousness when drenched in mild sauce, the fried chicken at this bustling Avondale spot transforms from neighborhood highlight to best-in-city contender with a smear of the shop's signature honey butter. Sliced brisket sandwich at Smoque BBQ ($9.25), Brisket is a notoriously difficult cut to get right — cook for a moment too long, and it comes out dry and tough. Plus, you’re never far from a Giordano’s. If “more” is your motto, Giordano’s is your Chicago-style pizza. Ten dollars sounded like a good upper limit, which meant I had to make the hard decision to leave off some places that are good deals but would require more than a Hamilton in your wallet.