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    Luka: ya that is true. Powerlifters, strongmen, etc have to eat like that. If u really want to get strong u have to eat a fuck ton, tho you have to put in the work lifting too ofc otherwise you'll just get fat. You'll kind of get fat anyway- see the reference to "cutting" before competition. At a certain point of optimization u have to choose between being strong + being lean. This is relative - you can be lean + still much, much stronger than a sedentary person. I mean in terms of competitive strength athletics. If u ever see someone competing in Worlds Strongest Man who is cut up like a bodybuilder, hes def juicing, no other way to do that. Juicing in some form is rampant in all high level strength stuff anyway to my understanding (albeit in addition to off the bell curve physical talent + enormous amounts of hard work).

    Its also really, really hard to eat that much. I've gotten up to 3500 calories a day + that was a slog. Some of these dudes eat more than twice that (or like way more even)
    . It sux. You're like waking up in the middle of the nite just to eat.

    I'm relatively strong I guess, in the sense I can deadlift over 2x my body weight and things like that, but I'm total garbage compared to competitive powerlifters. They're also specialists in what they do. Even if I wanted to pursue that, tbh I'm too vain to get fat to get strong. I like being cut up.

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    Just tbc I'm not saying deep dish or Chicago style hot dogs are bad

    In fact I'd def rec visitors to try deep dish while here, albeit from somewhere good rather one of the tourist trap places DT (Giordano's, Gino's, etc)

    Just that they're not things actual Chicagoans get too worked up about. I'm sure there London equivalents.

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    What did you make of the Bunsen burger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by padraig (u.s.) View Post
    T idk what cabbages you're talking
    I'm sure Chicago pizza can be great (I don't recall actually eating any when I was there) - it's just that, to me, a pie is something quite violently different from a pizza. It's the nomenclature that bothers me more than anything.

    Edit: ha, you mean the actual cabbages - I'd forgotten I'd said that and you thought you were saying I was 'talking cabbages' about pizza/pie. Anyway, I'm pretty sure I saw them. It was years ago mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    What did you make of the Bunsen burger?
    solid, well-executed, enjoyable, albeit not amazing

    really think you have to grade on a curve.

    if you came here I could take you to x amount of places that match or better it, but burgers are so America

    for example a friend of mine works as a chef @ a semi-high end - i.e., dinner for two will run you $50ish before tip, more like 80 w/drinks - place in Logan Square. one of the most gentrified neighborhoods in the city, that has the "best" burger in the city per multiple food critics etc. he and his kitchenmates were kinda embarrassed by the tag (and didn't agree with it, tbf), but either it's fucking very good. maybe the best burger I ever had.

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    it'd be like asking an American to make you tea, you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    I'm sure Chicago pizza can be great (I don't recall actually eating any when I was there) - it's just that, to me, a pie is something quite violently different from a pizza.
    no, it's pizza

    I'm not like, going to get in a further argument, if you or anyone wants to believe otherwise that's fine

    but the fact remains, it's pizza

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    arguing about deep dish is like one of the dumbest Chicago things there is

    it's like an extremely lazy comedy sketch's idea of "Chicago"

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    ever had the burger at Au Cheval? they just opened in NYC, good but not sure it matches the hype.

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    80 bucks all Inc?! How good can a burger ever really be? What makes them stand out? Trying to imagine... Argentinian/Kobe beef mix with some fancy seasoning? HQ Brioche? Posh imported cheese? What more can there be to it?
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    Ah yeah, of course, in these times of economic fortitude 80 dollars is nothing. Neither is 300. Makes sense really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by padraig (u.s.) View Post
    it'd be like asking an American to make you tea, you know
    That's why I asked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattycakes_ View Post
    80 bucks all Inc?! How good can a burger ever really be? What makes them stand out? Trying to imagine... Argentinian/Kobe beef mix with some fancy seasoning? HQ Brioche? Posh imported cheese? What more can there be to it?
    sounds crazy but if we do the math it's not unusual: hip upscale restaurants typically charge in the neighborhood of $20 for their gourmet burger, so that's $40 for two people right there. then wine or cocktails are easily 10-15 per glass, so two drinks each is another $40-60. And that doesn't even include appetizers or dessert.

    it sounds absurd but with tax and tip included, it's really pretty easy to hit $100 for two people in most major cities here.

    also, keep in mind Americans tend to tip an additional 20% on the bill, since service isn't included and that's how waitstaff make a living.

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    Ya, Leo's math is basically right.

    I eat out at places like once every couple years if that, tbc. I mean I eat out maybe once in a month in general.

    but I went with a lady friend cos my friends who work there - 80% of the kitchen, basically told me me to come by and they'd take care of us

    our food was like 45 for a burger, another entree (she got a lamb iirc), and an appetizer. then she had two cocktails, which was like another 25.

    but they also brought us a ton of off-menu stuff for free, so I wound up tipping 30 on our $70 bill - when you got comped, or discounted, or given free stuff, the custom - assuming you're a good person and not an asshole - is basically to tip generously on what the full bill would've been

    the burger itself was I think 17, not at all outlandish by the standards of upscale burgers

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    I thought the 80 was p.p. tbh. And yeah for 2 all Inc I guess that's not so bad.
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