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Where to find the best hot dogs in Chicago

We asked, you answered. Where to find the best places for a hot dog in Chicago. We've got restaurants, hot dog stands, and a couple of surprise suggestions.

The Local Tourist Guides

Carillon at Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden is an oasis in the northern Chicago suburb of Glencoe. The 385-acre attraction features over 2.5 million plants that represent nearly 10,000 varieties.

Ultimate Guide to Navy Pier in Chicago

The Local Tourist's Guide to Navy Pier is the ultimate resource for one of Chicago's most popular attractions.

The Local Tourist's Guide to the Chicago Air & Water Show

This is the most comprehensive, ultimate guide to the Chicago Air & Water Show available. Includes where to watch, who's performing, how to get there, and where to stay.

Featured Events

Cirque du Soleil Luzia
United Center
312.455.4500
1901 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60612
How Much: 
$53 - $113

Discover LUZIA, where a waking dream transports you to an imaginary Mexico.

La Taberna Tapas
3126007771
1301 S Halsted Street , Chicago, IL 60607

Get ready to have a great time with each one of your friends and family every Wednesday at a beautiful place to dance! We offer a Salsa Class and then great music by the hottest Latin DJ's!

AlphaBeer: Craft Beer from A to Z
A.J. Hudson's
312.725.8852
3801 N Ashland, Chicago, IL 60613
How Much: 
$50 per tickets; $250 table of 6 - Tables of 6 are sold out

AlphaBeer is the only event that teaches you about 26 beers - one for every letter of the alphabet!

Disney's ALADDIN
Cadillac Palace Theatre
312-977-1700
151 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602
How Much: 
$62-$128; Get discounted tickets at $47-$128

Chicago's wish is granted! Disney's ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical, is coming to the Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited engagement beginning April 11.

The Art of Rap Tour
The Chicago Theatre
312-462-6300
175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
How Much: 
$103.93; Get discounted tickets at $88.50

Following in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed documentary produced by Ice-T, The Art of Rap Tour brings together some of hip hop's heavyweights for a concert experience unlike any other.

City Winery
(312)733-WINE
1200 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607
How Much: 
200

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Recent News & Views

KorFusion is short for “Korean Fusion” and the restaurant melds traditional family recipes from Korea with American and other cultural flavors.

Where to find the best hot dogs in Chicago

We asked, you answered. Where to find the best places for a hot dog in Chicago. We've got restaurants, hot dog stands, and a couple of surprise suggestions.

Strings Ramen Miso Premium Ramen

A tasting tour of Chicago's best ramen shop, Strings Ramen. Items from both the Chinatown and the Lakeview locations were tasted and this multi-course dinner.

Bud & Burgers

Four days. Four chefs. Four burgers. For you. Bud & Burgers hits Chicago's Loop July 18-20. Four local chefs make your lunch. Budweiser sets you up with a brewski. Cost: $5. All proceeds go to charity. Win-win.

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