I like to take to opportunity large cities afford to buy presents in advance for friends, family, and myself. What are the best and most uniquely Chicago items should I stock up on? I'm definately going to hit the ethnic markets for spices and bulk items that aren't available in my area. If you saw an earlier post, you'll know I've come out of the closet as being a redneck. I don't consider myself a redneck, but most of "yous guys" probably would the minute I let "ya'll" slip. Don't hold it against me.
Ideas need not be limited to food items. Anything not available in Podunk, AR that is interesting or amusing is fair game.