3324 North California Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60618
Sorry for the delay in updates, last weekend I went to the Mojave Desert. Awesome place, check out the Kelso Dunes or the Hole in the Wall Trail
Anyways, one of my favorite places I ate at in Chicago was Hot Doug’s. It was one of the places I was looking forward to check out and boy it did not disappoint. One of my favorite and BEST gourmet hot dog joints. Yes, hot dogs can be gourmet!
For someone visiting the area, it was kind of out of the way and a trek since it’s more inland. I had to take the train, bus and then walk quite a bit, but it’s worth it. I was hoping to make it out there before 10:30am to beat the long waits can get up to 2 hours. Unfortunately it took me longer and I didn’t arrive until 11:30am (sad face) so of course the line went out and all along the building. Thankfully, only a 45 minute wait for me.
Cognac-Infused Lamb and Pork Sausage with Spinach Raita and Goat Cheese $7.50
The goat cheese was amazingly fresh and I loved how much they put on it. I just want goat cheese on all my hot dogs now. Honestly, I couldn’t taste much of the cognac in the hot dog, but I was glad since I am not a fan of it. The dog was nice and juicy, but I was really just focusing on the amazing toppings. Nom, nom!
with sweet jalapeno mustard, garlic-cheddar cheese spread and crispy fried onions
FYI: They offer duck fat fries on Friday and Saturday; however, I couldn’t make it out there those days ;( So please, go on a Friday or Saturday and have some for me please
Double FYI: CASH ONLY!