So...here you have it: According to a recent article I read titled "Top 13 Places You Must Eat At Before You Die"....Hot Doug's in Chicago was one of them (among 5 star notables around the world including "French Laundry" in Napa, CA--where it takes 3 months to get a reservation...if you're lucky).
I already wrote about Hank's hotdog in Honolulu and their gourmet dogs created by a former Chicago chef. So now, let's actually turn to Chicago...
Hot Doug's sells gourmet hotdogs such as the foie gras hot dog (photo below)--and check out their other specialities too ($7.50-9.00). Sounds so good, I wanna fly to O'Hare right now! Of course, Hawaii's has hawaiian hotdogs at Puka Dog's in Waikiki...but this Chicago joint seems to take the cake.
Foie Gras and Sauternes Duck Sausage with Truffle Aioli, Foie Gras Mousse and Sel Gris:
Others on the menu:
- Blue Cheese Pork Sausage with White Peach Puree, Rum-Infused Dried Fruit and Roasted Almonds
- Smoked Crayfish and Pork Sausage with Cajun Remoulade and Goat Cheese
-Cherry Pork Sausage with Cherry-Blackberry Cream Sauce and Sartori Raspberry Cheese
-The Atomic Bomb Spicy Pork Sausage with Spicy Passion Fruit Mayonnaise and Smoked Gouda Cheese
-Spinach and Feta Loukaniko with Skordalia, Kalamata Olives and Feta Cheese
-Bacon Cheeseburger Pork Sausage with Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce and Colby-Jack Cheese
And of course, this is the best type of Chicago haute yet hot (and sweaty) dogs in town (poor dogs):
Where It's At:
3324 North California, Chicago Illinois 60618
Mon-Sat (10:30am-4pm); Sun Closed