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  • Post #151 - March 13th, 2008, 11:01 pm
    Post #151 - March 13th, 2008, 11:01 pm Post #151 - March 13th, 2008, 11:01 pm
    Da Beef wrote:I have been a frequent visitor to El Mercado grocery and meat market in Wrigleyville for a few years now.... When you walk out the door you got three empanada's of choice and a pop for under five dollars. Great snack to bring in with you to a Cub's game.

    Not a bad idea, Da Beef! Wrigley unfortunately doesn't allow cans inside, but I suppose you could either finish eating and drinking on the way to the park or simply transfer the soda/pop of your choice into a small-ish plastic bottle and bring it all in. Sounds like an improvement on my Taco Bell "brown" bags into games!

    http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/chc/ballpark/security.jsp

    Now if only I could better prepare myself for rain delays....

    Cheers,
    Da Snob :P
  • Post #152 - March 14th, 2008, 2:34 am
    Post #152 - March 14th, 2008, 2:34 am Post #152 - March 14th, 2008, 2:34 am
    fastfoodsnob wrote:
    Da Beef wrote:I have been a frequent visitor to El Mercado grocery and meat market in Wrigleyville for a few years now.... When you walk out the door you got three empanada's of choice and a pop for under five dollars. Great snack to bring in with you to a Cub's game.

    Not a bad idea, Da Beef! Wrigley unfortunately doesn't allow cans inside, but I suppose you could either finish eating and drinking on the way to the park or simply transfer the soda/pop of your choice into a small-ish plastic bottle and bring it all in. Sounds like an improvement on my Taco Bell "brown" bags into games!

    http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/chc/ballpark/security.jsp

    Now if only I could better prepare myself for rain delays....

    Cheers,
    Da Snob :P


    I was referring to the empanada's. I know the Portillo's Park* rules, you are allowed to bring peanuts and other such good's into the stadium...pop, liquor and beer in particular are a...no,no.

    *-Mr. Zell...can we at least give the naming rights to a Chicago owned business ?
  • Post #153 - March 14th, 2008, 7:13 pm
    Post #153 - March 14th, 2008, 7:13 pm Post #153 - March 14th, 2008, 7:13 pm
    Da Beef wrote:I know the Portillo's Park* rules, you are allowed to bring peanuts and other such good's into the stadium...pop, liquor and beer in particular are a...no,no.

    I hadn't kept up with naming-rights news lately, but they have let me bring in pop that they sell in paper and plastic cups from McDonald's, Taco Bell, and 7-Eleven in the past. Watermelon does seem like an interesting flavor to try, though.
  • Post #154 - April 7th, 2008, 3:19 pm
    Post #154 - April 7th, 2008, 3:19 pm Post #154 - April 7th, 2008, 3:19 pm
    [quote="YourPalWill"]On weekends, the roast pork with boiled hominy and salsa fresca at Panaderia Cuenca, across from the Latin Sandwich Cafe at Irving Park and Elston. $5.

    As a new poster, I've been trying to catch up with some of the topics. I was intrigued with the older post promoting the roast pork at Panaderia Cuenca on weekends. I went by there on Saturday but the windows were papered over. So I went up the block and got fish tacos at Fish Guy Market. Fresh chad cooked before your eyes and topped with avocado sour cream and fresh pico de gallo in a double shell. Pricey at $5 per taco but fish just in. Then onward to Tony's on Northwest Highway in the Edison Park neighborhood. I got the Italian sub and a San Pelligrino. $4.69. Gal got the fresh mozzarella and tomato sub and a bottle of water. $5.69. Tony's had the freshest fresh mozz ever.

    Took a stroll through the Mayfair neighborhood. Took a stroll through Edison Park. I want more Saturdays.
  • Post #155 - April 7th, 2008, 3:31 pm
    Post #155 - April 7th, 2008, 3:31 pm Post #155 - April 7th, 2008, 3:31 pm
    MrAnderson wrote:I was intrigued with the older post promoting the roast pork at Panaderia Cuenca on weekends. I went by there on Saturday but the windows were papered over.

    That post is really old, Panaderia Cuenca moved a long time ago.
    Panaderia Cuenca
    4229 W Montrose
  • Post #156 - April 7th, 2008, 3:59 pm
    Post #156 - April 7th, 2008, 3:59 pm Post #156 - April 7th, 2008, 3:59 pm
    MrAndersen wrote:Fresh chad cooked before your eyes and topped with avocado sour cream

    :shock:

    J'accuse!
  • Post #157 - April 7th, 2008, 9:11 pm
    Post #157 - April 7th, 2008, 9:11 pm Post #157 - April 7th, 2008, 9:11 pm
    MrAnderson wrote: I went up the block and got fish tacos at Fish Guy Market. Fresh chad cooked before your eyes and topped with avocado sour cream

    Sounds good...but make mine trixie !! :wink:
  • Post #158 - April 12th, 2010, 6:13 pm
    Post #158 - April 12th, 2010, 6:13 pm Post #158 - April 12th, 2010, 6:13 pm
    Mini-Rib Tip for $2.99 on Mondays. A hamburger sized styrofoam container with a thin layer of crisp food service fries,generous portion of tips with good smoke flavor from an aquarium style smoker,ubiquitous slice of cheap white bread on top.

    Kenny's Ribs & Chicken
    16825 Torrence Ave
    Lansing, IL 60438
    (708) 895-0411
  • Post #159 - June 1st, 2010, 2:00 pm
    Post #159 - June 1st, 2010, 2:00 pm Post #159 - June 1st, 2010, 2:00 pm
    The price at Spring World has gone up. I think $1 or more. I went in the middle of May.
  • Post #160 - June 5th, 2010, 12:51 am
    Post #160 - June 5th, 2010, 12:51 am Post #160 - June 5th, 2010, 12:51 am
    LTH,

    Was trapped in a no mans food zone for longer than expected, only choice for lunch were KFC, Dunkin Donuts or 31 Flavors. I was going to pass on lunch, but did not have breakfast and was not going to get the chance to eat until much later Opted for KFC. Reason its in this thread is the under $5 lunch seems a good deal, choice of leg/thigh or breast/wing I asked for and received with no problem, two extra crispy thighs, side, biscuit and soda.

    I'm a once a year fan of KFC extra crispy, love chicken thighs, should have been a good, if not very healthy lunch. Skin was crisp as a could be, a little salty, but not over the top, unfortunately lurking beneath the glass rod crunch was a slick of oil that would embarrass BP. Chicken had large untrimmed pockets of fat and bird flesh was flavorless mush. I ate one crispy thigh, just could not handle the grease, and left the other, biscuit was ok, fast food biscuit king is still Popeye's, and the slaw was actually tasty.

    KFC $4.99 special, includes soda

    (cell phone picture)
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    Enjoy,
    Gary
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #161 - June 5th, 2010, 9:10 am
    Post #161 - June 5th, 2010, 9:10 am Post #161 - June 5th, 2010, 9:10 am
    HEY!!! There's sauce on your meat! I thought you were a sauce-on-the-side-dunker?

    What gives?
  • Post #162 - June 5th, 2010, 11:01 am
    Post #162 - June 5th, 2010, 11:01 am Post #162 - June 5th, 2010, 11:01 am
    kenji wrote:HEY!!! There's sauce on your meat! I thought you were a sauce-on-the-side-dunker?

    What gives?

    Who doesn't love a little Harold's hot-sauce-on action? :D But, seriously... if the grease isn't workin' for ya at KFC, perhaps a stab at the Kentucky Grilled Chicken might be of some value. I've enjoyed that seasoned variation quite a bit, but it does always help to get 'em hot 'n' fresh. Happy hunting on your next food-desert expedition, Gary!
  • Post #163 - June 5th, 2010, 11:38 am
    Post #163 - June 5th, 2010, 11:38 am Post #163 - June 5th, 2010, 11:38 am
    Grilled chicken sammy $3.10 and Hamburger $1.85, total $4.95 before tax.
    This place has GREAT food at low prices!

    PJ's
    19414 South Lagrange Road
    Mokena Illinois
    (708) 479-1750‎
  • Post #164 - February 5th, 2018, 9:01 am
    Post #164 - February 5th, 2018, 9:01 am Post #164 - February 5th, 2018, 9:01 am
    With the $5 lunch a dying breed, I'll post my favorite $6 lunch (tax included)
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    Carnitas burrito at Guanajuato on Ashland
    The meat is griddled to order; "con todos" includes a healthy dollop of avocado in the middle of the burrito (progressively more meat out toward the ends). This was expertly seasoned, with squeeze bottles of salsa at the tables a welcome convenience.
  • Post #165 - February 5th, 2018, 2:40 pm
    Post #165 - February 5th, 2018, 2:40 pm Post #165 - February 5th, 2018, 2:40 pm
    Pequod's Pizza. For $4.99 you get a freshly made 7" personal deep dish pizza and a fountain drink from 11-3 M-F. Bonus Tip: Call ahead to have it ready by the time you arrive as it takes 30 minutes.

    Pequod's Pizza
    8520 Fernald Ave
    Morton Grove IL
    847-470-9161

    Pequod's Pizza
    2207 N Clybourn
    Chicago IL
    773-327-1512
    https://pequodspizza.com/

    Extra Bonus: I was told you can order "Easy Dough" which makes it thinner and probably closer to Burt's thickness. I'm going to try a regular sized pizza this way next time. Don't want to do it with a personal size.

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