It's National Hot Dog Month! Today: Max's Take Out.
Max's Take Out You can put a Bears jersey on Brett Favre but that could never make him a Chicagoan. Likewise, this Loop dog, served in a sliver of a greasy spoon wedged between buildings near the Art Institute, puts the right dressings on the wrong body. The bun was plain. The dog ($2.80) was, I believe, a pork frank, plump and without snap, as you would find at a ball park (hopefully it was not a Ball Park). I expect my bread to wear a 5 o'clock shadow of poppy seeds. I need my red hot to be red, hot and snappy. The toppings are thick cut and generous, to the point that it is impossible to eat the tomato doorstops and massive pickle spear as intended—on top of the dog.—Brent DiCrescenzo