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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Chicago relish

If you order a Chicago Hotdog it comes with this strange, neon-green relish on it.  What the heck is it?...............Chicago relish of course and it tastes like no relish you've ever had.  Unlike regular pickle relish which is basically shredded sweet pickles and is pretty disgusting, Chicago relish is treated differently.  It's soaked in lime juice which gives it the unique flavor and color.

So now you know the secret and must observe omerta, the law of silence or the family will see to ya.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Just what is Italian Beef?

If you're not a native Chicagoan this may be something of a mystery.  Let me 'splain to you.a

Italian Beef was invented in Chicago around 1936 during the heart of the Great Depression as a way to improve the tenderness and taste of cheaper cuts of beef.  The exact inventor and resataurant are, of course, a matter of controversy.  In any event, Italian Beef is a true Chicago creation.  Lean cuts of beef, marinated in its own juice and seasoned with garlic, oregano and other proprietary Italian spices Italian Beef today is a tasty treat.

Generally enjoyed with steamed bell peppers or a spicy giardiniere, Italian beef is tasty and low in calories.  Get you some.


About Me

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Gallatin, Tennessee, United States
Rob Coxworth, the Big Spiccone, opened Campione's Taste of Chicago with wife Debbie on 911/2008. The aim is to bring Chicago style Italian fast food and pasta to an unsuspecting Tennessee! Both Debbie and the Big Spiccone spent their entire lives in the Chicago area before relocating to Castalian Springs Tennessee so you can be sure the food is authentic Chicago. Debbie is cook,organizer and generally in control having run an Italian Beef stand in Elgin for 10 years. The Big Spiccone is the Big Spiccone, nuff said! If your a Yankee or Damn Yankee (Damn Yankees come South and stay) and miss that taste of home. Stop on by if you're in the area and have lunch or dinner with us. It's like stepping into Chicago by opening our door! judged by two