Hot Doug’s Hot Dogs

A legendary hot dog stand in Chicago, Hot Doug’s serves some of the most creative frankfurters in the country.

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Of all the hot dog joints in Chicago, none are as good, or as “out there,” as Hot Doug’s, a small corner shop on the city’s Northwest Side that earns its self-declared title of “sausage superstore.” To the left, a Chicago-style dog, topped with the usual pickles, mustard, tomatoes, sport peppers, and celery salt. Beth Rooney
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A cherry-apple pork sausage with curry-lime mayonnaise, rum-soaked dried berries, and roasted almonds. Beth Rooney
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A hot dog with caramelized onions, mustard, and pickles. Beth Rooney
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A spicy Thai chicken sausage with Sriracha mustard and sesame-seaweed salad. Beth Rooney
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Hot Doug’s Atomic Bomb is made with a spicy pork sausage topped with spicy white peach mayonnaise and capriko cheese. Beth Rooney
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A foie gras and sauternes duck sausage with truffle aioli, foie gras mousse, and gray salt. Beth Rooney