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Why order a hot dog when you can have a fowler? From movie-inspired sandwiches to Chili Bombs at an Evanston hot dog shop. North Shore Foodie Finds has trekked to some interesting eateries in search of the strange and delicious. We want to know, what are some of your favorite food or drinks you tried in 2012? Tell us in the comment section below. To get your brains churning and possibly your bellies rumbling, here’s a look at what North Shore Foodie Finds devoured in 2012:
This week, Foodie Finds treks to Evanston, where one local hot dog shop sells chili bombs, balls of chili deep-fried in homemade cornbread and served with cheese. Order them off the 'secret menu.'
Take a handful of Cincinnati-style chili, tuck it into a fat wad of homemade cornbread dough, deep-fry the cornbread-chili ball and serve it with cheese sauce. That’s how you make a Chili Bomb. Offered on the “secret menu” at Wiener and Still Champion in Evanston, the Chili Bombs are just one example of owner and chef Gus Paschalis’ unusual and gut-busting inventions. He’s also known for making deep-fried gravy, country-fried bacon and a hamburger that’s stuffed with chili and cheese before being dunked in the deep-fryer. Is there anything Paschalis wouldn’t put in boiling oil? “There’s not a lot that doesn’t turn out good in a deep fryer,” he admits. Paschalis says he got the idea for the Chili Bombs while watching an employee use a …