The city of Chicago is well known for its hot dogs, polishes & pork chop sandwiches; but only few places cook ’em like the guys at Jim’s. Indeed there are various locations on just about every side of Chicago, but the original location near Maxwell Street is the truly great one. Open 24 hours, 365 days a year; the original Jim’s is a mecca for drunken bar goers of all ages, wasted college kids and pretty much anyone looking for good food at too cheap of a price (yes too cheap). That other place down the street (Maxwell’s) might have the best dogs on the block but Jims’ polishes & pork chops blow theirs out of the water. We’ve made many a drunken stops at Jim’s and I can’t remember an occasion when anyone was unsatisfied upon leaving, if you can’t find 1 thing on their menu that you like; you might not be human (or just vegetarian). If you’re ever near U.I.C’s campus or heading south on 94 from downtown, make the stop; it’ll be worth every penny.
The Piggery has been serving Chicagoans great tasting pulled-pork barbeque for the last 65 years. Located in Lake View at the intersection of Irving Park Rd and Ashland Ave, the restaurant has just had its grand re-opening since a fire damaged the building in February, 2012. Featuring delicious barbeque pulled-pork sandwiches, burgers, chicken entrees, a full service bar and a breakfast menu on Saturday and Sunday mornings, The Piggery is definitely worth stopping in for a midday Cubs game or an evening meal. Check out this clip from Chicago’s Best, as they stop in to try the Piggery’s famous Cuban Sandwich! The Piggery is available on Yelp, GrubHub, and Delivery.com, so be sure to stop-by!