Gimme a hot dog!
When I asked for food recommendations for Chicago, Hot Doug's
came up several times. It was one of the 'must-haves'. It was a bit of a drive away but our kind friend L graciously offered to drive us over.
Hot Doug's has been voted as the best
hot dog's place worldwide. It's a bold claim but many people rave about it, celebrities included. The menu offering is wide ranging from all kinds of sausages and unique ones like foi gras, lamb gyros and Dijon rabbit and so on. Specials are featured every now and then and it's quite mind-boggling looking at the menu options and trying to make a decision on which to buy.
Hot Doug's has been featured all over from the Chicago Tribune, ABC, Travel Channel, NY Times and even Anthony Bourdain's - No Reservations. Fame aside, I have to admit that the hot dogs do
live up to its reputation and it was one of the best that I've tried.
We tried the famous foie gras which was my favorite though terribly rich and sinful and I think I had an apple sauce sausage dog or something. Like all famous eating places, be prepared to queue - we were lucky and it took us just 15 minutes to order and be served. It is one of my best recommended for anyone heading up to Chicago and damn, I'm actually craving for one right now! Oh. And get one of the tees - he got one and it's pretty cool.Hot Doug's
3324 North California Avenue
Opens Mon-Sat 1030-1600
+1 (773) 279 9550( Collapse )