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12/10/2012 03:43 pm ET Updated Dec 10, 2012

Aziz Ansari, Chicago Food: A Love Story (PHOTOS)

Aziz Ansari, the noted food-loving standup comic and star of 'Parks and Recreation" has never had a shortage of good things to say about his favorite eats.

On Sunday, Ansari -- apparently running late for his flight out of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport -- took to Twitter to frantically find someone who could help him secure a torta from celebrity chef Rick Bayless' Torta Frontera.

(Watch Aziz break down his personal food lexicon.)

The comedian was apparently in Chicago over the weekend and forgot about the two airport locations until it was too late; Ansari told his more than 2.4 million Twitter followers he would reimburse someone and offer them free tickets to his next Chicago show if a few tortas could be secured before takeoff. The hungry funnyman even tried to leverage his Executive Platinum status with American Airlines to get the pre-flight meal.

(See the slideshow below to learn if Aziz got his torta.)

In the download-only standup special Ansari released earlier this year, the comedian included a list of his favorite restaurant recommendations (which included one well-known Chicago hot dog spot).

HuffPost took a look back at some of Ansari's favorite moments with Chicago food and it's pretty clear that while many options aren't budget-friendly, the guy has good taste.

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Aziz Ansari Loves Chicago Food
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Aziz Ansari Loves Chicago Food

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