Subway: Blue to California(773) 697-457641.920653 -87.694156 2200 N Milwaukee Ave (at Attrill St) Palmer Square, Chicago
Sun–Thu 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 9am–midnightAverage main course: $4
Cool: the decor (corrugated metal, surfboards, whatever else you’d find in an aging rocker uncle’s basement). Cool: the concept (old-school hot-dog stand). Cool: the hours (late-night on weekends). Cool: the back patio with picnic tables. Uncool: the food, which primarily includes hot dogs and fries that taste as if they’ve gone from freezer to fryer with about as much care as the teen/stoner/neighborhood clientele would exert.