Hot Dog of the Day: Old Town Social

It's National Hot Dog Month! Let's head to Old Town Social for some mini dogs.
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House Made Mini Hot Dogs at Old Town Social
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Old Town Social Chicago’s reigning sausage king, Jared Van Camp, has made every kind of encased meat under the sun for his gastropub, whose late-night atmosphere is a curious cross between turn-of-the-century elegance and nightclub douchebaggery. But he says his toughest challenge was creating these all-natural mini hot dogs ($10) from scratch. The trio of diminutive franks includes a fluffy corn dog, served with housemade mustard sauce; a Coney with chili, chopped onions and yellow mustard; and, of course, a Chicago-style dog, minus the tomato and poppyseed bun. These adorable redhots are fun to eat and delightfully springy, so bring on the tiny weiner jokes.—John Greenfield

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