I visited Hot Doug’s, the uber-popular Chicago hot dog joint that’s shutting down for good on October 1. As a result, there was a line – a long line. At least 100 people deep. And I’m used to the lines at Mamasita or Chin Chin, but two hours thirty in I started to wonder if waiting this long for a basic food stuff like a hot dog was worth it. I wondered how other people in the line would react if I just walked away despite being so close to the door. But I stuck with it, and my god were the results worth it.
Pictured: The Dog (left), Smoked Crayfish and Pork Sausage with Creole Mustard, Goat Cheese, and Crayfish Ceviche (right), Duck Fat Fries (back). Total wait time: 3 hours, 7 minutes.