We were saddened to hear recently that Chicago institution, Hot Doug's, is going on permanent vacation this October. Although we're not likely to return before then, we're fortunate to have gotten to stop there last October. The place had a rotating daily menu of sausages made from exotic meats, more standard combinations named after the celebrities they embodied, as well as one of the best versions of a classic Chicago dog around. Here's to one of the world's greatest encased meat emporiums.
Hot Doug's (get there before October) 3324 N California Ave Chicago, IL 60618