Chicago has plenty of sophisticated dining options, but the heart of Chicago’s food experience is its deep dish pizza and hot dogs. Our friend Tanya visited this weekend and wanted a Chicago dog, so I took her to Murphy’s Red Hots (1211 W. Belmont Avenue). I am not an authority on Chicago’s best hot dog – I don’t eat beef or pork! – but she gave them two enthusiastic thumbs up.
While she had a red hot with everything, I enjoyed delicious fries and a vanilla shake with a hearty dose of kitsch.
For further endorsement of Murphy’s Red Hots, as well as more Chicago dog recommendations, see this article in Travel & Leisure Magazine. Anyone have a passionate opinion about Chicago hot dogs? Please share!
Since riding my bike and experiencing the city is all rolled into one, I like talking about different places I go. I’m going to throw all these posts in a new section called “Dottie’s Chicago Guide,” which can be accessed from the “Resources” page or the sidebar. Hopefully, it will be helpful for anyone who wants to explore Chicago, especially by bike.