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From exotic ingredients to innovative techniques, Andrew Zimmern finds foodies in Chicago are pushing the limits. From a dish made with whale vomit, to soup that smells like a dead body, Chicago feeds his ...

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Vienna Beef

Chicago has more hot dog restaurants than any other major city in the US. Andrew visits the Vienna Hot Dogs factory.

2501 North Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60647

 
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Franks 'N' Dawgs

Franks 'N' Dawgs' hot dogs are more than a food -- they're an art. The sausage are filled with duck confit hot dogs, beef masala, orange marmalade and more.

1863 N. Clybourn Ave. Chicago, IL 60614

 
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Alinea Restaurant

Twenty chefs use modern technology to concoct some innovative food combinations that result in explosive flavor.

1723 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60614

 
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Graham Elliot Restaurant

Andrew travels to Chicago's South Side to visit this restaurant. Graham Elliot happens to be the youngest Michelin-starred chef in America.

217 W. Huron Street Chicago, IL 60654

 
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Uncle John's

Andrew visits Uncle John's, a restaurant known for some fo the best barbeque in Chicago and prepared in an aquarium smoker.

337 E. 69th Street Chicago, IL 60637

 
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XOCO

Andrew meets up with Chicago Restaurant owner Rick Bayliss, a world renowned authority on authentic Mexican food, to try the Mexican cuisine at Bayliss' new restaurant.

449 North Clark Street Chicago, IL

 
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Maxwell Street Market

Andrew and Rick Bayliss explore the Maxwell Street Market to sample some authentic Mexican food, including lamb stomach sausage.

548 West Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60607

 
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Mado

Andrew heads to Mado, where the owner gives lessons on how to butcher an animal and determine the tastiest cuts of meat on a pig.

1647 North Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60647

 

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