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Aug 17, 2012 09:10 PM

Chicago Pizza And Oven Grinder Co.

Any good??

I'm more interested in the grinders (esp. meatball) that the pot pie.


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    1. I've never had their sandwiches. The pot pie, I'm not a fan. Does that help?

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      1. re: nsxtasy

        nsxtasy, you've been so helpful on other threads, and I thank you!

        Do you know where I can find a good meatball grinder or sub or hoagie in Chicago.

        I don't need cute interpretations, I just need good. Any thoughts??

        1. re: magic

          There are lots of casual, inexpensive Italian restaurants all over the city and suburbs, places that typically do a fair amount of carry-out business as well as dine-in. Many of them have meatball subs. (Not to go off on a tangent, but they're generally called subs here, vs "hoagies" as they are typically called in Philadelphia, or "grinders" as they are typically called in New England.) You'd probably want to try whichever ones are in your own neighborhood, to see which one is the best; that way you'd have the convenience of a place that's close by, along with the quality you're looking for. You could also look for suggestions here, but again, I'd ask for recommendations for the specific neighborhood(s) or suburban town(s) where you live or work. Hope that makes sense.

          1. re: nsxtasy

            It makes sense. We call them subs here too. I just wasn't sure how they were referred to in Chicago.

            Ok, thanks nsxtacy.

      2. We just went tonight and I have to say, both were fantastic. Four of us shared two pizza pot pies and one grinder (italian). Fantastic. I really did not expect to enjoy the pizza pot pie but it was excellent - worth trying for sure. The grinder was very good. Lots of meat, cheese and fresh tomatoes - which made it so good. Served hot. I think it is well worth a visit but expect a wait. Watching how the door man manages the crowd helps pass the time. He doesn't take any names - just somehow remembers faces and doesn't seem to mess it up.

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