Hot Dogs

Customers line up outside Hot Doug's on Oct. 3, the last day of business for the iconic Chicago hot dog stand. (Credit: Instagram/Max Simmons)

Rain Can’t Keep Hot Doug’s Fans Away On Last Day Of Business

Despite the steady rain overnight, Chicagoans have been lined up for hours on the Northwest Side, to say goodbye to the iconic Hot Doug’s hot dog stand.

10/03/2014

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Money-Saving Tips For Camping

With warm weather and clear skies, heading out for a camping trip is one of America’s most popular excursions. Here are some of the best money-saving tips while camping.

07/11/2014

An assortment of Hot Doug’s hot dogs & sausages (Photo Credit: Dave Johnson)

Hot Doug’s To Close Permanently In October

It looks like Hot Doug’s, the holy temple of hot dogs located in Avondale, is closing. Not to be hyperbolic, but this may be the worst news. Ever.

05/06/2014

The Felony Franks food truck, set to open in LA March 1. (Credit: Mary Andrews)

Felony Franks Owner Licenses LA Food Truck

Felony Franks, the now-closed West Side hotdog stand that hired only ex-offenders, is now going Hollywood.

02/18/2013

Editor in Chief of the Guinness Book of World Records Craig Glenday and World Eating Champion Joey Chestnut.

Chestnut Wins 6th Straight Title, Downs 68 Dogs

Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Coney Island hot dog eating contest.

670 The Score–07/04/2012

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Conan’s Triumph The Insult Comic Dog VS The Weiners Circle

There’s nowhere scarier than Lincoln Park’s The Weiners Circle. No shady viaduct, abandoned house or hospital psych-ward will leave you feeling as demoralized and insulted as the good folks at one of Chicago’s… finest… establishments. Which is probably what led Conan O’Brien the send the innocent Jack McBrayer there to get a hot dog…

06/15/2012

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Rosati’s Combines Hot Dogs, Pizza With New Menu Item

One local franchise chain is just about ready to release this summer a unique collaborative taste-treat.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2012

Chicago Hot Dog Tours

Ten Foot Mailbag: Frankfurters, Deutsche Banks And Hitler Calls The Birthday Lin

Today’s date is 4/20. For mature people that date means nothing more than it’s Friday, and we’ve survived another week that has taken years off of our lives. For wastes of organs, the date means some unofficial, lame celebration of marijuana, as though its proponents “celebrate” any less on other days.0

CBS Chicago–04/20/2012

Butt Cancer Billboard

Billboard Along Eisenhower Links Hot Dogs To ‘Butt Cancer’

If you’re driving down the Eisenhower Expressway on the city’s West Side, you might do a double take as you pass a new billboard featuring a dire warning about “butt cancer.”

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Hot Doug's (credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

U Mad? Ketchup On Hot Dogs

On this edition of ‘U Mad,’ Mason Johnson hits the streets of Chicago as if he’s a real reporter to solve the mystery of ketchup. Is it, or is it not, okay to put on hot dogs? His findings may shock and surprise you!

02/07/2012

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5 Best Hot Dogs: I’m Right (And You’re Wrong)

Here are five of the best hot dog joints in the Chicago-land area. Don’t see your favorite on here? Then why dontchya whine about it!

10/18/2011

Chicago Hot Dog Tours

Hot Dog Companies Square Off Over Ad Claims

Two Chicago companies are squaring off Monday over hot dogs.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2011

Hot Dogs-Cancer Link

Vienna Beef: Group Linking Hot Dogs, Cancer Has Anti-Meat Agenda

Cigarettes aren’t the only cancer stick in town, according to a new report. But a leading hot dog maker disagrees with the conclusion.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2011

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Publication Ranks Chicago No. 1 Nationwide For Hot Dogs

It won’t likely come as a surprise to Chicagoans, but a Web-based food publication has found that there are more hot dog stands in Chicago than any other U.S. city.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2011

Vienna Beef

Vienna Beef Returns To Wrigley Field

Vienna Beef is the top dog at Wrigley Field once again, replacing Sara Lee Ballpark Franks.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2011

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Top This: Hot Dog Condiments Can Be Healthy

Mustard, ketchup and sauerkraut can have redeeming nutritional values.

CBS 2–10/22/2010

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Chicago Hot Dogs: Five Great Bets

There seems to be a favorite hot dog joint on every other street corner around Chicago. But which ones should you be sure to try? Here are a few options.

09/22/2010