Behind the Scenes During the Making of
ISI 2015: Chicago Originals

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Enjoy an off-camera look at the photo shoots for ISI's 2015 calendar, Chicago Originals. We posted one new video every month.

January
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Angel Vizcarra, Jim Sgrignoli, Mike Palka, Juan Cruz
Johnny’s? Al’s? Mister Beef? We heard strong preferences during this shoot. What’s your favorite spot for beef sandwiches?
February
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Dave Strom, Eric Strom, Matt Wagner
Dave, Eric and Matt served up no-nonsense recommendations for pork, deep-fried and breakfast burritos, all in the city.
March
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Rick Ziarko, Jaime Oesterle, Gary Gocal, Bruce Paterson
These installers really relate to burgers so we take their recommendations seriously. What’s your favorite burger joint?
April
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Marlon Lopez, Talarisha Brunson, Ed Pulido
We picked up some great recommendations for breakfast with a family-run atmosphere. Egg specialties favored two to one!

May
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Chris Fry, Mark Sprenzel, Nick Stober, Dave Shea
Each prefers a different restaurant but, with one exception, these guys all agree on one thing: steak is a favorite.
June
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Terence Kohout, Tom Antonik, Fernando Colunga, Al Ziarko
Bears games on the tube, a big hot dog on the roof. Four guys, four opinions on what makes a hot dog joint great.
July
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Fred Howard, John Palka, Eric Sprenzel
What’s your favorite place for Italian food? This team offers tips for Frankfurt, Schaumburg and South Chicago Heights.
August
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Ruben Solis, Simon Martinez, Simon Martinez Jr., Santos Martinez
Home-made goodness and fresh-brewed coffee are the right combination for this donut-loving warehouse team.

September
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Albert Garcia, Norm Stuba, Juan Gallegos
Three great suggestions for where to get BBQ chicken. One eatery is described as making “the best barbeque in the city.”
October
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Jamie Beres, Joe Skubak, Xavier Jimenez, Debbie Hermann, Kevin Burgard
Looking for a terrific sub or hero sandwich? This team leans toward Chicagoland’s traditional family-run operations.
November
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Zack Flatley, Victor Lopez, Brian Collins
Who makes the best pizza in Chicagoland? That’s a tough question with three easy answers. And they were all different.
December
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Standing: Mike Burke, Jim Oesterle, Paul Thoreson, John Miniuk. Front: Joe Failla, Joe Schmutz
Who knew there were so many factors in picking a favorite spot for Mexican food? “Awesome” is a word we heard a lot.
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