It's been said there are more hot dog stands in Chicago than all the fast food chains combined. That's not surprising: Judging by the tongue thrashing you'll get if you meekly ask for ketchup on your Chicago hot dogs at most spots around town, we take our hot dogs (and their trusty sidekick, fries) very seriously. Whether you're looking for the best hot dog stands or creative spins on hot dogs, we've got you covered.
Best Chicago hot dog stands
These are the best Chicago hot dog stands
Hot dog reviews
Reviews of 31 Chicago dogs for National Hot Dog Month
9 spots for creative hot dogs
Hot dog stands aren't the only places to get a dog, and Chicago-style isn't the only way to go
Twitter reactions to Hot Doug's closing
Chicago mourns the loss of its favorite purveyor of encased meats
Hot Doug's last day
What did people in line do the night before iconic hot-dog stand Hot Doug's closes? Hint: A lot of White Castle was involved
Chicago hot dog culture
Frank talk with the coauthors of Man Bites Dog.
Hot dog apparel and accessories
The long line at Hot Doug's
One very hungover man puts up with an agonizingly long Saturday wait.
Putting ketchup on a Chicago hot dog
We put Chicagoans' legendary antipathy toward ketchup to the test.
Six iconic hot-dog stands that aren't Hot Doug's
Murphy’s Red Hots, Chicago’s Dog House and more.
Hot Doug’s tattoo | Chicago ink
Doug Phillips and 40 other sausage super fans get free encased meat for life.
Vienna Beef factory tour
This is how Chicago's sausage is made.
How to make a Chicago hot dog
Instructions (and a video) on how to make a hot dog, Chicago-style.
What's in a Vienna Beef hot dog?
Stripped down to its bare elements, a hot dog's ingredients aren't exactly the stuff of horror flicks.
Four new hot-dog stands
Can they pass the Chicago-style hot-dog test?
Hot dogs at the Four Seasons, the Publican and Franks ‘N’ Dawgs.