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Hot Dog of the Day: Mustard's Last Stand

It's National Hot Dog Month! Today, we're visiting Mustard's Last Stand in Evanston.
Hot dog at Mustard's Last Stand

Mustard's Last Stand Located off the parking lot of Northwestern's football stadium, this sloping-sideways shack nails the traditional Chicago dog ($3), but completely won me over with its perfect McDonald's-style fries. The garden elements were well designed—two slices of tomato slipped comfortably between dog and bun; the pickle rested manageably on top. It was the rare case of being able to taste all those token ingredients in balance, in a single bite. But, man, those fries. You can have your duck fat, skin-on, double dipped, kimchi, whatever potato sticks. These were slim, hot, fresh, gold.—Brent DiCrescenzo

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