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May 13, 2001 09:07 PM

Missing my favorites from Chicago

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Does anyone know where I can find good Chicago-style pizza or hot dogs (preferably Vienna beef with bright green relish) in the L.A. area?

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  1. Mustard's Chicago Style
    3387 Atlantic Ave
    Long Beach, CA
    (562) 427-6435

    On the inland side of the I-405, across Atlantic from the Chevron. They also have my favorite burger these days; small patty, juicy and flavorful.

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    1. re: Heather

      Try Chicago-Chicago Pizza in Irvine. They have very good deep dish pizza and Chicago Italian Beef sandwiches. They've been there for at least 5 years.

      4533 Campus Drive
      Irvine, CA
      (949) 854-3000

    2. BJ's Brewery and Numero Uno for pizza.

      1. The Chicago style dogs are supposed to be very authentic at Ruben's Red Hots, in Sherman Oaks, just west of Sepulveda on Ventura Blvd.

        1. We used to have a Pizzaria Uno (not the same as Numero Uno as previous poster suggested), which was advertised as the same back home, but there was no comparison. They've since closed down. Don't know if Chicago Pizza Works (West LA) is still around, but they're the closest I've had to real Chicago Pizza. BJ's pie is a waste of time as well.

          There's a hot dog joint, I believe on Fair Oaks in Pasadena that advertises authentic Chicago style dogs, and they use nothing but vienna beef. We used to hit a spot on Harbor Blvd. in Anaheim (across from Target), but I think they're gone now.

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          1. re: graphracker

            Chicago Pizza Works in WLA has been closed for at least a year. May it RI(P)izza.

          2. For very good Chicago style hot dogs, go to:

            Rubin's Red Hot
            15322 Ventura Blvd. (half block west of
            Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
            (818) 905-6515

            Rubin's Red Hot even has a piece of track from the "L" on its roof.

            I usually get the Chicago Polish Dog dressed Chicago style.