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Chicago Hot Dogs

8 Fantastic Fancy Hot Dogs

Tasting Table | Posted 01.12.2015 | Taste
Tasting Table

We're calling it: Hot dogs are the new hamburger.

America's Best Hot Dogs

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.29.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

There are lots of hot dogs out there that have the power to change your life.

Chicago Vs. New York: Which City Eats Better?

AP | J.M. HIRSCH | Posted 07.20.2014 | Taste

The James Beard Foundation on Tuesday announced that its awards ceremony honoring the best chefs and restaurants is moving to Chicago after 24 years i...

Chicago Has A Big Wiener Problem

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.08.2014 | Taste

CHICAGO (AP) — In a city known for its love of both eating and bragging about its hot dogs, this was news nobody relished: Gourmet stand Hot Doug's,...

26 Food Things Only A Chicagoan Would Understand

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.08.2014 | Taste

Just admit it, you want to move to Chicago now.

Doug Sohn Talks Good Hot Doug's Tattoos, Bad Hot Doug's Songs and More

Mark Bazer | Posted 11.04.2013 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Hot Doug's owner Doug Sohn, one of our all-time favorite guests, returns to The Interview Show to talk about his new book called ... Hot Doug's: The ...

7 Unforgivable Food Faux Pas You MUST Avoid

Thrillist | Posted 10.07.2013 | Taste

Stop making these cringe-worthy food faux pas.

5 Top American Hot Dogs! Plus, the BEST "Hot" Dog You'll Ever Try

Steven Raichlen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Which dog is top dog?

PHOTOS: Chicago's Hot Dog History

Posted 07.22.2013 | Chicago

When it comes to Chicago food, it doesn't get more iconic than the "life-changing" Chicago-style hot dog. And, as expected, that deeply-entrenched ...

Are Hot Dogs THE American Food?

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 02.26.2013 | Taste
Heritage Radio Network

Hot dogs represent both individualism and community. There is a paradox that exists between the national nostalgia attached to hot dogs, and the quest to constantly update the cuisine and integrate other culture's flavors into the quintessential American food.

Food Debate: Does Ketchup Belong On Hot Dogs?

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

There's a war raging in our country right now, and the source of this conflict is ketchup. More specifically, the dispute concerns whether or not ketc...

WATCH: World's Longest Chicago-Style Hot Dog Revealed

Posted 06.14.2012 | Chicago

Continuing what has already been a raucous series of episodes taped in Chicago as part of the Just For Laughs festival, Conan O'Brien presented what h...

Felony Franks To Close After Years Of Battling City

Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago

After years of battling the city and nearby businesses for the right to stay open, the owner of a landmark Chicago hot dog stand famous for employing ...

Book About Chicago's Favorite Hot Dog Spot In The Works

Posted 05.02.2012 | Chicago

There's a lot you can do with a hot dog. At Chicago foodie staple Hot Doug's, for example, they fry them, smoke them and soak them in beer. Soon en...

Chicagoans In Hollywood Celebrate Far From Home

AP | By BETH HARRIS | Posted 05.06.2012 | Chicago

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- A hungry Chris O'Donnell arrived straight from the set of "NCIS: Los Angeles" and polished off a piece of pizza. Joe Mantegna,...

Chicago Hot Dog War Ends In Truce

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 11.09.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A dogfight in federal court over who makes America's tastiest wieners has ended with a fizzle. The two-year battle pitted Sara Lee's ...

Two Years Later, City Allows Chicago Hot Dog Stand To Hang Their Sign

Posted 10.12.2011 | Chicago

The owner of Felony Franks, a prison-themed West Side hot dog stand, on Thursday installed a sign advertising his business following a two-year legal ...

Chicagoan Takes Second In 2011 Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

NEW YORK — Joey Chestnut scarfed down 62 hot dogs to win his fifth consecutive Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island – the...

Judge Approves Controversial Hot Dog Stand In Pilsen

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 07.12.2011 | Chicago

For nearly three years, East Pilsen neighbors have battled to keep what they consider a rather unsavory business from the corner of 18th and Halsted. ...

The Story Of The City's Encased-Meats Mastermind

Skokie, IL Patch | Samantha Nelson | Email the Author | 6:00am | Posted 06.07.2011 | Chicago

When Doug Sohn was working as a cookbook editor in 1998, he and three friends set out to evaluate the city's hot dogs stands. Little did they know wha...

Wiener's Circle Dubbed The 'Most Depressing Hot Dog Stand In America'

Salon | Steve Kornacki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Here is what you can expect in a good Chicago hot dog: an absurdly juicy frank (most likely from the excellently logoed Vienna Beef), a luxuriously sm...

PHOTOS: Chicago's Ten BEST Hot Dogs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago has the best hot dogs in the country. While we will argue aggressively over who has better pizza with New Yorkers, we generally don't go there...

Hockey Wager Time: Daley Puts Hot Dogs, Sausage On The Line In Blackhawks Series Against Vancouver

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley put the city's sausage on the line today, wagering a smorgasbord of Chicago food with his Vancouver counterpart that the Blackhawk...

'Felony Franks' Gives Ex-Cons A Second Chance

Chicago Story Telling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Felony Franks, located at 229 S. Western Avenue, serves its trademark "misdemeanor wiener" and other jail-themed menu items through a bulletproof revo...

The Best Hot Dog in Chicago Bites the Dust

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The best hot dog in the town famous for hot dogs has been chewed up and spit out by the conglomerate that swallowed it whole.