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Chicago Hot Dogs.

04 Feb

Chicago has quite a few trademark foods.  We are here to inform you of some delicious encased meats, try any of these outstanding options for hot dogs.

Chicago Dog House.

Chicago Dog House.

WHO LET THE DOGS…oh sorry, I will spare you the overused & outdated pop culture reference and instead inform you why you should eat hot dogs at Chicago Dog House.  This place serves some of the best unique & traditional sausages around.  Whether it’s the German Shepherd (sauerkraut & swiss) or a perfect Chicago Style (mustard, onion, sport peppers, relish, and a pickle) try this place.  Also, it’s a 5 minute walk from the hostel’s front door on the way to the train station at 816 W Fullerton Ave.  Try their excellent frips, a cross between a french fry & a potato chip.

816 W Fullerton Ave.

Hot Doug’s.

Hot Doug’s.

Hot Doug’s is known as the king of encased meats, it stands as an iconic lunchtime eatery serving trademark dogs for those brave enough to wait in their lines.  Sausages range from basic to extraordinary:  The Elvis is a polish sausage that’s smoked & savory, the Brigitte Bardot is a mighty hot andouille sausage that will easily make you order a second drink.  In addition, their duck fat fries (potato wedges fried in duck fat) are excellent but only served on weekends at 3324 N California Ave.

3324 N. California Ave.

The Weiner Circle. 

The Weiner Circle.

Nevermind the notorious server/customer relations, or the national publicity, The Weiner Circle knows how to charbroil a hot dog.  Couple that Chicago style dog with an order of their signature cheese fries, and you’re in for a heck of a lunch, and who knows, maybe you’ll run into someone famous.  Stop by the famous eaterty that is less than a ten minute walk from our hostel at 2622 N. Clark St.

2622 N. Clark St.

Al’s Beef.

Al’s Beef.

Although their specialty is famous Chicago italian beef, Al’s Beef is a cornerstone of Chicago fast food and makes their delicious dogs with Vienna Beef.  For extra decadence, have a cheese dog, for extra extra decadence, have a cheezy beef with your cheeze dog.  After lunch nap sold separately at 3420 N. Cark St.

3420 N Clark St.

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