Chow, Baby: Wednesday, May 18, 2005
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Their Kind of Town

For various reasons, not all of them involving the Playboy Mansion, Chow, Baby has a pretty good grudge going against the entire city of Chicago. But that’s not going to stop it from enjoying a nice cheesy brat now and then. That’s point one. Point two: Just because Chow, Baby said last week that it likes New York-style pizza best of all does not mean that it thinks Chicago-style is crap. So you Cubssss fanssss can stop the letter-writing campaign now, thanks. Point three: That Chicago Place (2712A Brown Trail, Bedford) — how, pray tell, could Chow, Baby love this tiny joint (two tables) so much if it had a problem with Chicago-style food? Because that’s all ex-pats Tom and Brandy serve here. Chicago-style pizza, thin or deep-dish or stuffed. Chicago-style dogs. Chicago-style Italian beef subs. Chicago-style calzones. Chicago-style tap water, presumably.
That Chicago Place delivers, but even better is their take-n-bake service, wherein they cook your pizza halfway and you finish baking it up to two days later. Perfect for those who order a pizza when they’re hungry and then snack so much that they’re full by the time it arrives. Like the other day: While its Chicago Place Supreme (“small,” $18.99) was being assembled, Chow, Baby snacked on a Chicago dog ($3.99), which turned out to be almost a meal in itself. Here was a big pure-beef frank in a fresh poppy seed bun and iridescent colors: glowing yellow mustard, bright red tomatoes, neon-green relish. The point is (this isn’t point four; we’re starting over now), Chow, Baby was full by the time it got home with the half-baked pizza. Ah, but later that night Chow, Baby followed the easy instructions and in 20 minutes had a hot, fresh, enormously deep-dish pie, crammed with meat and veggies, topped with tons of cheese and a great chunky sauce. It was — and still is, as Chow, Baby hasn’t finished eating the whole thing yet — absolutely delicious. Nice to know that Chow, Baby can have a fine deep-dish without traveling to the appropriately named “Second City.” Slam! Point to Chow, Baby.
Contact Chow, Baby at chowbaby@fwweekly.com


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