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chicagostyledog

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Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa Tue, 12/18/12 12:01 PM (permalink)
Ed Giles is a proud graduate of Hot Dog University. In fact, he graduated Cum Laude! Last month, Ed opened A Taste of Chicago in Tuscaloosa, AL., where he serves Chicago style hot dogs, real Maxwell Street Polish, T-Town Polish, Italian beef, Italian sausages, gyros, pizza puffs, and burgers. If you have the opportunity to visit this place, it really feels like you're in Chicago. www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20121218/news/121219801
 
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    ann peeples

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    Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa Tue, 12/18/12 12:04 PM (permalink)
    Yeah! Spreading the love!
     
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      chicagostyledog

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      Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa Tue, 12/18/12 1:23 PM (permalink)
      Ann, check out "More Images." Three interesting items, from left to right:
      1. T-Town Polish: Grilled, fried, with ground beef, grilled onions, green peppers & bbq sauce. A local favorite.
      2. Maxwell Street Polish: Authentic west/south side Chicago favorite. 12 inch, natural casing, pork/beef, angle cut with mustard, grilled onions, and sport peppers.
      3. Chicago style dog: 100% authentic
      They also serve: Italian beef, Italian sausage, pork chop sandwich, gyros, pizza puffs, and burgers.
       
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        buffetbuster

        Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa Tue, 12/18/12 2:11 PM (permalink)
        Just tell him to wear a houndstooth hat and he will have more business than he can handle.  Good luck to the business and I will definitely stop in next time in T-Town.
         
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          Foodbme

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          Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa Wed, 12/19/12 12:11 AM (permalink)
          His signature Dog should be a Grits Dog. Hot Dog Smothered in Grits!
          Other possible Combos:
          Chili, Cheese & Grits
          Grits and Smothered Onions
          Sausage Gravy & Grits.
          BBQ Sauce & Grits
          <message edited by Foodbme on Wed, 12/19/12 12:14 AM>
           
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            chicagostyledog

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            Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa Wed, 12/19/12 11:10 AM (permalink)
            Foodbme


            His signature Dog should be a Grits Dog. Hot Dog Smothered in Grits!
            Other possible Combos:
            Chili, Cheese & Grits
            Grits and Smothered Onions
            Sausage Gravy & Grits.
            BBQ Sauce & Grits

            Why? Grits are not a Chicago cuisine. There are 1800 hot dog stands in Chicago and the only one that served grits for breakfast is out of business.
             
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              ScreamingChicken

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              Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa Wed, 12/19/12 12:24 PM (permalink)
              I wonder if he's considered tying the hot dog business to his bail bond service.  Get bailed out 10 times, get a free hot dog!
              <message edited by ScreamingChicken on Wed, 12/19/12 2:44 PM>
               
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                CCinNJ

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                Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa Wed, 12/19/12 12:36 PM (permalink)
                Best wishes to Ed!

                I was not familiar with pizza puffs. They look great!
                 
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                  1bbqboy

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                  Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa Wed, 12/19/12 3:26 PM (permalink)
                  I'm sorry, FBM, grits over hot dogs sounds like one of the most unappetizing things I've ever seem mentioned on these pages. Yikes!
                  If I'm ever in down that way, I'll know where to get a dog dragged through the garden.
                  I once shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know. Of course in Alabama the Tuscaloosa.
                   
                  (Don't get the opportunity to use Marx Bros. Material much these days )
                  <message edited by 1bbqboy on Wed, 12/19/12 3:32 PM>
                   
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                    Foodbme

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                    Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa Wed, 12/19/12 10:28 PM (permalink)
                    chicagostyledog


                    Foodbme


                    His signature Dog should be a Grits Dog. Hot Dog Smothered in Grits!
                    Other possible Combos:
                    Chili, Cheese & Grits
                    Grits and Smothered Onions
                    Sausage Gravy & Grits.
                    BBQ Sauce & Grits

                    Why? Grits are not a Chicago cuisine. There are 1800 hot dog stands in Chicago and the only one that served grits for breakfast is out of business.

                    You are correct Sir! Grits are NOT Chicago Cuisine. And a Grits Dog would not sell in Chicago. (But then again, MAYBE it would!!)
                    That's exactly why a Grits Dog WILL SELL in God's Country---Tuscaloosa Ala-Damn-Bama!!!
                    <message edited by Foodbme on Wed, 12/19/12 10:36 PM>
                     
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                      Foodbme

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                      Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa Wed, 12/19/12 10:34 PM (permalink)
                      CCinNJ

                      Best wishes to Ed!
                      I was not familiar with pizza puffs. They look great!

                      Never Seen These????
                      http://totinos.com/Products?id=F8E0AA63-A497-480F-A341-A8F917120C46
                       
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                        CCinNJ

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                        Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa Wed, 12/19/12 10:54 PM (permalink)
                        Chicago pizza puffs don't look like pizza rolls.
                         
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                          carolina bob

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                          Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa Wed, 12/19/12 11:39 PM (permalink)
                          Chicago-style pizza puffs resemble Totino's Pizza Rolls about as much as Gwyneth Paltrow resembles Danny DeVito.   
                           
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                            chicagostyledog

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                            Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa Thu, 12/20/12 8:01 AM (permalink)
                            The Chicago pizza puff resembles a Pillsbury Toaster Strudel filled with ingredients found in and on a pizza. Made by Italco, a Chicago company that's been around since 1927, the food service version is deep fried and retail version is heated in the oven.
                             
                            Enjoy!
                             
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                              chicagostyledog

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                              Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa Thu, 12/20/12 9:57 AM (permalink)
                              Visit the Hot Dog University Facebook Page. Yesterday, one of our graduates fed the homeless from his cart in Downtown L A.
                               
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