If you think the deep dish pizza is the only reason to tip your hat to Chicago cuisine, think again. While New York City dining typically means wallet-busting, refined plates, Chi Town has got the inexpensive, casual cuisine game on lock.

Infinite Legroom compiled a list of Chicago specialities that define the city's culture, including a monstrosity of beef, cheese, and onions called the Big Baby. Does the Second City have a claim to the title of top dining destination in the nation? You make the call.

[via Infinite Legroom]