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, French fries) very seriously. Whether you're looking for the best hot dog stands or creative spins on sausages, we've got you covered with the ultimate cheap eats at these Chicago restaurants.
Guide to Chicago hot dogs
Here's where to find the best Chicago hot dogs, creative takes on the form and more. Hold the ketchup.
9 spots for creative hot dogs
Chicago-style isn't the only way to go
Twitter reactions to Hot Doug's closing
We mourn the loss of its favorite purveyor of encased meats
Hot Doug's last day
What did people do the night before iconic hot-dog stand closed?
Hot dog reviews
Reviews of 31 Chicago dogs
Chicago hot dog culture
Frank talk with the coauthors of Man Bites Dog.
Hot dog apparel and accessories
Hot dog cufflinks! Hot dog soap! Hot dog costumes!
The long line at Hot Doug's
One man puts up with an agonizingly long wait
Putting ketchup on a hot dog
We put Chicagoans' antipathy toward ketchup to the test
Hot Doug’s tattoos
40 other sausage super fans get free encased meat for life
Vienna Beef factory tour
This is how Chicago's sausage is made.
A National Hot Dog Month mix
How to make a Chicago hot dog
A video on how to make a hot dog, Chicago-style
What's in a Vienna Beef hot dog?
It's not exactly the stuff of horror flicks
Discover Time Out original video