Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa

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chicagostyledog
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Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa - Tue, 12/18/12 12:01 PM
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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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Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa - Tue, 12/18/12 12:04 PM
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Yeah! Spreading the love!

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Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa - Tue, 12/18/12 1:23 PM
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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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Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa - Tue, 12/18/12 2:11 PM
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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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Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa - Wed, 12/19/12 12:11 AM
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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
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Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa - Wed, 12/19/12 11:10 AM
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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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Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa - Wed, 12/19/12 12:24 PM
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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!
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Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa - Wed, 12/19/12 12:36 PM
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Best wishes to Ed!

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

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Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa - Wed, 12/19/12 3:26 PM
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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 )
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Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa - Wed, 12/19/12 10:28 PM
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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!!!
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Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa - Wed, 12/19/12 10:34 PM
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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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Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa - Wed, 12/19/12 10:54 PM
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Chicago pizza puffs don't look like pizza rolls.

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

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Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa - Thu, 12/20/12 8:01 AM
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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.
 
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Re:Chicago style hot dogs in Tuscaloosa - Thu, 12/20/12 9:57 AM
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