I live in Chicago, a city known for its incredible food. For example, every morning when I step on the train, I’m handed a dozen hot dogs — no ketchup of course! — that I’m forced to eat, one right after the other, until I’ve reached my destination. It’s culinary traditions like this that make this city great.

Another beloved Chicago culinary tradition? Alinea. Alinea is a FANCY (all. caps.) restaurant here in the city, ranked amongst the top in the world, that can cost like $365 for an 18 course meal (that’s like…365 Lean Cuisines, if you stumble on…

Paula Skaggs

Writer, Comedian, Pretty Big Billy Joel Fan. Co-host of Being Earnest Podcast.

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