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Fabian’s Redux

Posted by CMH Gourmand on March 18, 2007

Fabian’s Chicago Style Pizza Place

691 North High Street
Columbus (Short North)

Fabian’s Pizza

Thank you Fabians! I have been getting 70 – 170 views of my blog per day. I must give much of the credit to Fabians since “Fabians Columbus” is the most common search term that leads people to my blog. Fabulous!

(Now – how do I get people to come back?)

I previously reported on a trip to Fabian’s in October. It was not one of my typical glowing reviews – but the place is good. My main concern was the faux Chicago style menu. I am still of the same opinion. The food is good – a few items are overpriced and while some ingredients are authentic Chicago – the end result is not Chicago style anything.

A strong positive – they offer a reasonable Happy Hour. The happy hour prices are the best way to experience Fabians.


Chicago Food 101

Here is a Chicago food primer so when you go to Fabians – which I encourage – you will be able to objectively decide – is Fabian’s Chicago Style food or not?

To begin – some information on Chicago pizza:

Food Timeline – Chicago Pizza

Wikipedia – Chicago Pizza

And now on to the Italian Beef –

Wikipedia – Italian Beef

Pat Bruno is the authority on Chicago Food – here his Beef overview –

Pat Bruno – Hemispheres Magazine June 2006

And Chicago Hot Dogs – (Note: Fabian’s Hot Dog is $7 with a salad… Huh?)

Wikipedia – Chicago Style Hot Dog

Some of the Windy City’s best Dawgs – (I vote for Byron’s and Clark Street Dog)

So now you know just enough to make an informed decision – go forth and eat – then let me know what you think about Fabians.

One Response to “Fabian’s Redux”

  1. Cynthia said

    I LOVE the pizza, I do miss the guys that used to work there. They were very warm, professional and really cared about the restaurant and their guests. The current staff just seems to be going through the motions. I used to go to Fabians at least twice a week, now I pick-up and take it home maybe once a week. The atmosphere that was so fun is gone. Bring back the guys that used to work there prior to mid-January 2008!

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