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Hot Doug’s

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

With less than a week until Hot Doug's closes for good, fans have taken to lining up several hours before the store opens each day to get one of their gourmet hot dogs. (Credit Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Hot Doug’s Fans Line Up For Final Week Of Gourmet Dogs

Most people are having breakfast this time of day, but a number of people already have lunch on their minds as they line up at Hot Doug’s Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium, which is closing for good on Friday.

09/30/2014

Competitive Eaters Square Off At Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest

Best Hot Dog In U.S.? It’s Right Here In Chicago

The best hot dog in America is right here in Chicago.

05/20/2014

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

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Yelp’s 100 Best Places To Eat In The United States

Foodies and foodie wanna be’s, listen up: Yelp has come out with its Top 100 Places To Eat in the United States.

02/27/2014

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Hot Doug’s, Portillos Make Urbanspoon’s Top 100 Cheap Eats List

Two Chicago restaurants have cracked the list of Top 100 “cheap eats” in the country.

10/02/2012

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Best Pumpkin Treats In Chicago

Okay, okay, easy there hoss. We know you’re still clinging to summer with a vice-like grip, but we just wanted to hint – to give the barest suggestion – that some delicious little seasonal food-treats are on their way. And maybe these treats are called pumpkins…

08/31/2012

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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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Best French Fries In Chicago

French fries are no longer just a side dish, they have broken out of the burger’s shadow to become a coveted main dish at these Chicago restaurants.

04/11/2012

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

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

Best Of 2011: Fast Food

Being the singular expert on ‘Best Of’ articles about fast food, I went ahead and compiled a list of some of the best of the best. So I present to you, my friends, the best fast food I had to eat for my job this year! Here’s to my health!

01/04/2012

@MayorEmanuel (credit: Simon & Schuster)

@MayorEmanuel’s Guide To Chicago

An author’s virtual take on Chicago’s real mayor and real favorite places, this list provides a tour to the new book from Simon & Schuster.

11/08/2011

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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

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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

Best Finger Food In Chicago

Best Finger Food In Chicago

From classy to corn dog, here are the best places in Chicago to eat with your hands. No forks required here!

12/28/2010