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.

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
A cherry-apple pork sausage with curry-lime mayonnaise, rum-soaked dried berries, and roasted almonds. Beth Rooney
A hot dog with caramelized onions, mustard, and pickles. Beth Rooney
A spicy Thai chicken sausage with Sriracha mustard and sesame-seaweed salad. Beth Rooney
Hot Doug’s Atomic Bomb is made with a spicy pork sausage topped with spicy white peach mayonnaise and capriko cheese. Beth Rooney
A foie gras and sauternes duck sausage with truffle aioli, foie gras mousse, and gray salt. Beth Rooney