Italian Beefs: Ready for Their Closeup

Wordy food reviews are, like, so last millennium. At GreaseFreak.com, the pictorial food reviews are worth 1,000 words.

This evocatively noirish site catalogs “Images of Chicago-style food, edible and not.” It’s a photographic look at Italian beefs, hot dogs, gyros, and more. The photos are stark, almost iconic; the food is the focus here, with—as befits the no-nonsense Chicago food ethic—no prettifying allowed. Each picture also features a star rating for taste, presentation, and ambiance. It’s simplicity itself. Warning: Do not browse this site if you are hungry and nowhere near the Windy City.

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