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Saturday, July 20

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The Times' R.W. Apple eats his way through some Chicago favorites, devoting much well-deserved attention to the "canine nouvelle cuisine" of Hot Doug's. He also drops in at Al's #1 Italian Beef and Ann Sather, but declines any deep dish: He "abhors the stuff."

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