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.