If you follow me on Instagram (@kellypurkey) then you are well aware of the fact that I have settled in to eating my way through Chicago very nicely. There is some damn good food here. The restaurant scene has really flourished it's become a very serious food city. It's impressive and inspiring. Luckily I have friends who enjoy dining out just as much as I do and are always up for a good meal.
Last week my family and I stopped at Hot Doug's for lunch. This was my first time there and since it's about a mile from my apartment, it definitely won't be my last. They are famous - and I mean FAMOUS - for their duck fat fries, which unfortunately are only available on Friday + Saturday (this is a priceless tip, since you don't want to miss them!)
Along with a variety of specialty topped hot dogs (I had a truffle sausage with pate + brie... fancy!) they serve the classic Chicago dogs. What's a Chicago dog you ask? Well it's all-beef on a poppy seed bun with yellow mustard, chopped onions, sweet pickle relish which is usuallly neon green, a dill pickle spear, sliced tomatoes, pickled peppers, and a sprinkle of celery salt. No ketchup. No no no ketchup. And they are delicious.
I'd be keen to know of any other great hot dogs around the country, so share if you've got a favorite. What kind of toppings do you like on your hot dogs?