Hoppin' Hots opens in old Great Lake space in Andersonville
We lamented Great Lake's closing, and now the Andersonville space has a new restaurant—Hoppin' Hots (1477 W Balmoral Ave), a gourmet hot dog restaurant from the team behind Ravenswood brunch spot Over Easy. Hoppin' Hots opened on Wednesday, and the menu features sausages, all of which are $10, and $5 shakes. The toppings take things to Hot Doug's level—the "modern" Chicago dog sports cheese curds and a deep-fried pickle spear, and fried eggs appear.
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For each dog, you can choose a beef, duck or veggie dog and the Sassy, Modern Chicago, Elotero, Frazzled and Hometown hots can all be made vegetarian. Gluten-free buns are also available.
Read the full menu after the jump.
Sassy Hot: Chorizo, house-pickled jalapeños, sharp cheddar cheese sauce, crushed avocado, pepitas, ancho ketchup and fried egg
Poutin Hot: Deep-fried cheese curds, beef gravy, pomme frites and house-pickled red onions
Sonoran Hot: Deep-fried sous vide pork belly, pinto beans, house-pickled jalapeños, cilantro aioli and yellow mustard
Modern Chicago Hot: Tomato jam, deep-fried pickle spear, jalapeño mustard and house-pickled celery
Hawaiian Hot Pork: Taeriyaki, pineapple relish, house-pickled red onions, crushed avocado, queso cotija and cilantro aioli
Ooh-La-La-Hot: Duck confit, lavender-fennel aioli, goat cheese and house-pickled celery
Elotero Hot: Garlic aioli, paprika-dusted freeze-dried sweet corn, queso cotija and cilantro
BBQ Hot: BBQ pulled pork, sharp cheddar cheese sauce and house-pickled red onions
Carbonara Hot: Deep-fried sous vide pork belly, garlic aioli and parmigiano ciccioli
Frazzled Hot: Fried egg, maple mustard and neon relish
Hometown Hot: Yellow mustard, white onion, neon relish, tomato, sport peppers, dill pickle spear and celery salt
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