Bus: 52, 77, 152(773) 279-9550 hotdougs.com41.942676 -87.698041 3324 N California Ave (between Henderson and Roscoe Sts) Avondale, Chicago
Lunch (closed Sun)Average dog: $2.50
Doug Sohn’s homage to encased meat is packed with suits, students and blue-collar lunch-breakers, all of whom wait in longer-than-long lines and put up with limited hours to get classic Chicago dogs and brats served with Doug’s untouchable flair for flavor. Doug has veggie dogs for vegetarians, bagel dogs for kids and specialties like cranberry-and-cognac chicken sausage for high-brow hot-doggers. But his famous fries cooked in duck fat are only for his customers who come out on Fridays and Saturdays.