Who Ya Got? New York vs. Chicago
I don't think this one is even an argument, but there are some folks out there who claim that the deep-dish Chicago-style pizza is better than NY-style thin crust pies. Those people are wrong. Dead wrong. While the deep-dish is delicious, it ain't pizza. Not in my book. It's some kind of pizza-like substance. Gimme a nice thin crust pie from John's of Bleecker Street and I'm in heaven!
Winner: New York
While I love me a nice Nathan's hot dog or a handful of dogs from Gray's Papaya, I don't know if they compare to the Chicago-style dog shown in the mosaic above. Pickle spear, celery salt, poppy-seed bun, onions, relish, hot peppers and tomatoes? That's a good freakin' hot dog, y'all!
Another blow to my city of choice here. I haven't been to the new Yankee Stadium yet, I did see a few hundred games at the old Stadium and it was great. Shea was a dump, but Citi Field looks nice. But c'mon...Wrigley? There is no contest. Easily one of my favorite places on Earth. And I have to say that I had one of my best days at a ballgame while at new Comiskey. Great food and great people. Chicago is a big winner here, I'm sorry to report.
Ronnie Woo Woo is a lot of fun at Cubs' games. For about five minutes. Then you realize that he is pretty much a crazy homeless dude who can yell really loud. He's got nothing compared with Freddy over at Yankee Stadium. I actually had the pleasure of sitting down and having a long conversation with Freddy once on a subway ride home from the old Stadium. Nice guy and a great story. Much rather listen to the pleasant sounds of a spoon on an old pot than Ronnie yelling "woo" at the top of his lungs.
Winner: Freddy "sez" New York
Hmm...so it's a tie after four heats. A classic push. Maybe I should have picked 5 topics, eh? But that would mean I would have to edit my mosaic, and I ain't doing that. Crap! What other classic NY vs. Chicago battles could we include? Steakhouses? Beer? Nightlife? Skylines? Subways vs The El? Native sons and daughters? SCTV vs Saturday Night Live?
To be continued?
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Freddy "sez" don't let the bastards get you down!