Last week’s issue of Time Out magazine had a story
about Chicagoland hot dogs and how it appears that all roads seem to lead to Hot Dougs in the city. Since we’ll never get a Hot Dougs in Oak Park, I’m not going to waste my breath pining for one in this blog post. Instead, I wanted to talk about the hot dogs that we do have in the Oak Park area.
This weekend, we went to Five Guys for lunch. Personally, I think their hamburgers are a little underwhelming (there, I said it) but I do enjoy their hot dogs very much. So what’s so great about them? Well, Five Guys splits the hot dog in half, which I dig because it gives them more surface area to create their grilled goodness.
Customers can order an array of toppings at Five Guys, but for me, the true mark of a good hot dog is when all you need is the meat, bun and ketchup. I like my hot dogs au natural.
I can’t say that I’ve sampled may other hot dogs in the Oak Park area other than Portillo’s (which I also like) so I wanted to ask you guys who has the best hot dogs in the Oak Park area and why? Also, what do you put on your hotdog?