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Hot Doug's

Editors' Pick
Our Tip Order Duck Fat Fries. They are only served on Fridays and Saturdays and people line up for hours to get them.The distinct flavor of the duck fat adds a dimension to the starch of the fresh potatoes.
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We Eat Everything at Hot Doug's

We Eat Everything at Hot Doug's

This past Saturday at 10 a.m. sharp, the Serious Eats Chicago crew met up in Avondale to accomplish one of the most glorious eating projects in Chicago history: to eat every single item at Hot Doug's.

16 Cheese Fries We Love in Chicago

16 Cheese Fries We Love in Chicago

In Chicago, cheese fries are more than a dish you consume after a night out. Whether this is related to Chicago's hot dog stand culture or that chefs here like to elevate simple dishes, I don't know. But I do know that you can find a very wide range of cheese fries here.

10 Corn Dogs We Love In Chicago

10 Corn Dogs We Love In Chicago

When I started poking around in Chicago, I found a surprising array of corn dogs, from Texas hot links in Anson Mills polenta batter to foie gras corn dogs to a pair of dogs topped with chili and cheese.

The 10 Best Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

The 10 Best Chicago-Style Hot Dogs

It was clear from the moment I moved here that Chicago cared about its hot dogs more than any other place I'd ever been. And after five years of searching, here are my ten favorite Chicago-style hot dogs.

15 Foods on a Stick We Love in Chicago

15 Foods on a Stick We Love in Chicago

Food on a stick is extraordinarily versatile—you have skewers, kababs, satay, Japanese grilled food, and lots more. And the best part about food on a stick? It's just plain fun!

Scenes from Hot Doug's Book Signing

Scenes from Hot Doug's Book Signing

To celebrate the release of Hot Doug's: The Book, owner Doug Sohn invited all of the book's contributors to Revolution Brewery in Avondale for an afternoon of beer and sausages.

Staff Picks: Where Do You Pig Out in Chicago?

Staff Picks: Where Do You Pig Out in Chicago?

Sure, we love to casually graze on dainty small plates, but there are those rare occasions when all that fussing over a forkful just doesn't cut it. Perhaps we just ran a marathon or simply passed on last night's dessert. Regardless, the reason isn't as important as the fact that we need to eat a WHOLE LOT OF FOOD RIGHT NOW.

RIP Hot Doug's: A Love Letter

RIP Hot Doug's: A Love Letter

That ripple you felt through the encased meat world last week? It's true. Hot Doug's, Chicago's and perhaps the country's most famous hot dog stand, plans to close on October 4.