Chicago is known for its hot dogs. The iconic Chicago Dog—an all beef dog dressed to the nines with yellow mustard, white onion, sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, tomato, sport peppers and celery salt—is sought after by tourists and Chicagoans alike in a way that endears it to the city’s culinary lexicon like no other food item can. That’s an elegant way to describe the Chicago Dog. The Chicago way would be to simply say it’s a damn great food item and when you get it from Devil Dawgs, you’re getting it from a damn great hot dog stand. We’ve even ranked Devil Dawgs on our list of the best hot dogs in the entire city.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stumbled into the South State Street location after a long night of drinking for a couple of Chicago dogs and a bucket of fries because I lived right there. There’s something so beautiful about it that I can’t describe. And now, to celebrate 10 years, Devil Dawgs is thanking customers with $1 Chicago Dogs on Wednesday, December 9th and Thursday, December 10th.
Here’s how you can take advantage of the best deal to hit Chicago since the Bears decided not to extend Mitchell Trubisky: You can get your dog from any of Devil Dawgs four locations by ordering online for pickup or delivery at www.DevilDawgs.com. It’s that easy. Figure out which location is closest to you, order online, go pick it up.
Lincoln Park | 2147 N. Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
South Loop | 767 S. State St, Chicago, IL 60605
Wicker Park | 1431 N. Miilwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Lakeview | 937 W Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
Now unfortunately the Lincoln Park location will be closing temporarily on December 14th. The location, right off DePaul’s campus at Sheffield and Webster was a go-to spot for students for 10 years. A good friend of mine lived literally right across the street from the small stand while he attended and it’s a restaurant that holds a special place in my Blue Demon hearts. While the nostalgia may give way to the iconic colored-brick stand, the company is exploring options to move to a new location within the neighborhood so students and Lincoln Park residents can still enjoy a juicy, tasty Chicago dog just as they always have. The goal is to reopen in a new spot by the summer of 2021.
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