sending Chgo food for Xmas (beefs, pizza, hotdogs)
I own a Chicago style hotdog and sausage restaurant in Downey CA (near LA). We serve up the real deal all our food comes from Chicago. Vienna hotdogs Italian Beef, maxwell Street Polish sausage etc. So let your brother know.
The Sausage Stop
8446 Telegraph Rd
Downey CA 90240
This past summer I had a Gino's jones and thought I'd order it for my July 4th birthday. So I called them up directly. While the pizza price was fine, delivery was mind-blowingly expensive, something like $40 -$42! (For ONE pizza.) Needless to say we BBQ'd instead. The Featured Foods sites look reasonable in comparison.
The interweb to the rescue!
You can get frozen pizzas from Gino's East and Edwardo's (as well as hamburgers from Ed Debevics (although I'm not sure why you'd want that)) at FeaturedFoods.com (see link). You can get Italian beef/hotdogs/etc delivered from BeefVilla.com, but I can't vouch for the quality. Carsons delivers ribs anywhere in the world: check out www.ribs.com.
I'm sure that's just the tip of the iceberg--check out google.com, or if you have favorite places, cold-call them and see you can charm them into delivering!
re: Seth Zurer
You can call 1800-Lou-ToGo for Lou Malnati's Pizza. The prices are pretty reasonable. They also ship Vienna beef hot dogs and Carson ribs. They do a nice job of shipping as well with the way they pack it in the dry ice. I used to live in San Diego and would get regular shipments. Never had a problem. Good luck.