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America’s third largest city, Chicago rises up majestically along the shores of Lake Michigan. Carl Sandburg described early 20th century Chicago as “hog butcher for the world” -- the invention of refrigerated railroad cars meant that meat could be processed, packed and shipped cold to the East. Today, Chicago has one of the finest fine-dining scenes in America. It also offers an enormous array of simpler, crowd-pleasing fare, like the unique Chicago hot dog (an all-beef dog on a poppy seed bun piled high with mustard, sweet pickle relish, chopped onion, tomato wedges, dill pickle, sport peppers and a dash of celery salt. But no ketchup!) There is no shortage of ethnic foods here either - everything from Polish perogies to Puerto Rican jibarito steak sandwiches. Italian beef sandwiches are a Windy City favorite. Sadly, Chicago recently lost one of its mainstays of German cuisine, when the Berghoff closed its doors after more than a century of business. Another claim to fame: Chicago-style, deep-dish pizza – created in 1943 at Pizzeria Uno.

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