Foodie Friday: Chicago Dogs

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A couple of years ago my then-boyfriend and I took a trip to Chicago for Memorial Day. While we didn’t go with the intention of turning it into a Chicago food tour, that’s essentially what it ended up being. (Well, that and museum tour.)  We knew there were a ton of things we wanted to try while there, and I think the Chicago dog was the thing he was most looking forward to.

After a bit of record shopping, we stopped by the Weiner’s Circle in Lincoln Park for a typical Chicago dog: an all-beef dog on a poppyseed bun, topped with mustard, onions, sweet pickle relish, tomatoes, pickled peppers, and finished off with a pickle spear. Minus the tomatoes (I’m a tomato-hater), it was pretty delicious. Not how I’d typically go for a hot dog, but when in Rome..

12 thoughts on “Foodie Friday: Chicago Dogs

  1. I’m not a big fan of Chicago dogs, but I’ve had them a few times. My sister-in-law who is up there all the time (actually moving there next week) swears by Portillo’s. My money is on Hot Doug’s ( That place is insane good. I waited in line for an hour and a half on a Friday at 2 p.m. to get in two years ago. If you go back, make it happen. Trust me.
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    • I’ll definitely check out Hot Doug’s the next time I head to Chicago! I’m also not a huge Chicago dog fan, but I make it a point to try just about everything once.

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