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  • Post #211 - January 31st, 2019, 7:50 pm
    Post #211 - January 31st, 2019, 7:50 pm Post #211 - January 31st, 2019, 7:50 pm
    Missed this thread the first time around, but I'm just stunned that a Polish with hot peppers could mean a Polish with giardiniera. I have never seen or even considered such a thing.
  • Post #212 - February 8th, 2019, 10:13 pm
    Post #212 - February 8th, 2019, 10:13 pm Post #212 - February 8th, 2019, 10:13 pm
    Binko wrote:Missed this thread the first time around, but I'm just stunned that a Polish with hot peppers could mean a Polish with giardiniera. I have never seen or even considered such a thing.
    Thank. You.

    I'm going on record: Hot dogs and Polish sausage get sport peppers. Italian beef and sausage and red sauce is always giardeniera. Bratwurst can be either. Ordering a wet beef hot or a hot dog everything hot should be unambiguous in this way.

    I went to Portillo's in Niles tonight and ordered something like 'Polish sausage, Maxwell style with mustard and grilled onions and hot peppers." I got the usual outstanding Portillo's sandwich, superb grilled onions, properly steamed bun, well cooked Polish.
  • Post #213 - February 9th, 2019, 1:28 am
    Post #213 - February 9th, 2019, 1:28 am Post #213 - February 9th, 2019, 1:28 am
    BrendanR wrote:I went to Portillo's in Niles tonight and ordered something like 'Polish sausage, Maxwell style with mustard and grilled onions and hot peppers." I got the usual outstanding Portillo's sandwich, superb grilled onions, properly steamed bun, well cooked Polish.


    And no peppers (apparently).
  • Post #214 - February 9th, 2019, 11:10 am
    Post #214 - February 9th, 2019, 11:10 am Post #214 - February 9th, 2019, 11:10 am
    scottsol wrote:And no peppers (apparently).
    Whoops missed the punchline! ...& festooned with glorious (& correct) sport peppers.
  • Post #215 - February 9th, 2019, 11:50 am
    Post #215 - February 9th, 2019, 11:50 am Post #215 - February 9th, 2019, 11:50 am
    Having simple tastes, I always insist that the peppers be merely placed on the sausage rather than being festooned.
  • Post #216 - February 9th, 2019, 12:50 pm
    Post #216 - February 9th, 2019, 12:50 pm Post #216 - February 9th, 2019, 12:50 pm
    scottsol wrote:Having simple tastes, I always insist that the peppers be merely placed on the sausage rather than being festooned.
    Live a little!
  • Post #217 - February 9th, 2019, 3:51 pm
    Post #217 - February 9th, 2019, 3:51 pm Post #217 - February 9th, 2019, 3:51 pm
    scottsol wrote:Having simple tastes, I always insist that the peppers be merely placed on the sausage rather than being festooned.

    I walk the middle ground and request that the peppers adorn my Polish. A little more festive then mere placement while avoiding the frippery of festooning.
  • Post #218 - July 8th, 2019, 2:15 am
    Post #218 - July 8th, 2019, 2:15 am Post #218 - July 8th, 2019, 2:15 am
    Dave148 wrote:
    Portillo’s plans to open a third Chicago restaurant this year on the city’s Northwest side as the purveyor of hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches and chocolate cake shakes continues its expansion. The restaurant will be constructed at Addison and Kimball streets, on the border between Avondale and Irving Park, on the site of what is currently a taxi repair facility and office.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/business ... story.html

    Well they better get moving if they plan to meet their end-of-year deadline. That cab fix-it place is still there, fully intact.
  • Post #219 - July 24th, 2019, 10:18 am
    Post #219 - July 24th, 2019, 10:18 am Post #219 - July 24th, 2019, 10:18 am
    Went to the Portillo's in the south loop recently. Had a cheeseburger, big beef dipped, cheese fries.

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    Burger was pretty decent, not great but definitely not bad. The cheese was a bit weird, at first I thought they put merkt's on it but it turned out to be shredded cheddar that was largely unmelted. Still tasted fine though, the cheddar was very sharp. I believe Portillo's cooks their burgers on a sort of oven with a conveyer belt, like a mini pizza oven that places like Domino's uses, so that's why they weren't able to melt the cheese on the burger.

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    Beef of course was on point. It's what they do best, really.

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    Fries were fine. Crinkle cut and I'm sure comes from a bag. I'm not a fresh cut fry die-hard, if a fry is well-cooked, fresh and salted, I'm fine with it whether it comes frozen in a bag or are cut from potatoes in-house.
  • Post #220 - July 24th, 2019, 3:01 pm
    Post #220 - July 24th, 2019, 3:01 pm Post #220 - July 24th, 2019, 3:01 pm
    It's Lemon Cake season at Portillo's, so you can also get a secret menu Lemon Cake shake!

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