Chicago

Tony loves the energy and edginess of big cities. He sets off on "some unfinished business" in Chicago.

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Avec Restaurant

615 W Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60661

 
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Blackbird Restaurant

619 W Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60661

 
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Hot Doug's

Tony loves hot dogs, or any other meat in tube form for that matter. Not only does Hot Doug's serve the best of the best in hot dogs, but they also serve french fries fried in pure duck fat and, of course, the foie gras dog.

3324 North California Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

 
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L2O Restaurant

Tony, Louisa Chu and fellow chef Eric Ripert experience some Chicago fine dining at L2O, a seafood wonderland owned and run by acclaimed chef Laurent Gras.

2300 North Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL

 
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Moto Restaurant

Avant-garde chef Homaro Cantu has been torching, deconstructing and reinventing food for years at his restaurant Moto. He introduces Tony to some of his creations such as 'Road Kill,' edible menus, 'Cuban Cigars' and a new twist on barbecue.

945 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

 
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Calumet Fisheries

Louisa Chu later takes Tony to Chicago's South Side to Calumet Fisheries -- which she refers to as 'destination smoked fish' -- on the Calumet River.

3259 East 95th St., Chicago, IL 60617

 
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Fat Johnnies Famous Red Hots

Tony meets with local Chicago foodie Peter Engler to visit Fat Johnnies for a taste of the heart-attack-inducing 'Mighty Dog,' a tamale and chili on a bun along with the accompanying beverage 'the Suicide.'

7242 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60636

 
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Ramova Grill

Tony meets up with a 10-year Chicago Police Detective to talk about the history of Chicago over breakfast.

3510 S Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60609

 
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Silver Palm Restaurant

Tony pays a visit to Chicago's own shock jock, Mancow Muller. The two visit the Silver Palm restaurant for the house specialty: 'Three Little Pigs,' a gigantic sandwich made with three kinds of pork.

768 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

 
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Tom Tom Tamales and Bakery

Peter Engler takes Tony on a tour of the Tom Tom Tamales factory, which first opened its doors in the 1930s.

4750 S Washtenaw Ave., Chicago Il 60632

 
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Burt's Place

In the popular Morton Grove neighborhood, Tony visits the artisanal pizza joint Burt's Place where he meets up with friend and fellow foodie Louisa Chu. Tony discovers the wonders of the amazing Chicago deep-dish pizza.

8541 N. Ferris, Morton Grove, IL

 

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