When in Chicago do as the Chicagoans do. At least just once. Then never do it again. At a happy hour last week I was introduced to a Chicago specialty. The Malort shot. Here's where I should have known it was all a trick: it sells for $1 at a rather nice bar. Silly me, I forgot anything of a decent drink that lists for $1 or under only exists in the wonderful world of College. If this is what one must do to be initiated as a resident though, well then it was well worth it.
Read more about this folkloric dosage here.