Missing my favorites from Chicago
- Laurie May 13, 2001 09:07 PM
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?
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.
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.
For very good Chicago style hot dogs, go to:
Rubin's Red Hot
15322 Ventura Blvd. (half block west of
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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.