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Windy City Red Hots

Discussion in 'Area Restaurants, Dining and Food' started by manypims, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. manypims

    manypims New Member

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    I actually read about this place in another area of this forum. It is located in Blue Mount Nursury on Route 7 near Lansdowne. If you like Chicago style hot dogs, you should give it a try. They also have Italian beef and beef sausage, which are pretty good, but nothing beats their red hots. Keep in mind this is not a restaurant, it is a lunch wagon type set-up that is only open from 11-4 (except Monday). That being said, there aren't any better chili dogs around.
     
  2. Chsalas

    Chsalas Member

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    I saw it and was wondering, As I don't liking eating from anything with wheels, I was suspect, but they did have quite a line the other day.
    hmmm, maybe I'll give them a chance.
     
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    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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    It's my understanding that the food carts and kiosks are more tightly regulated than sit-down restaurants. Maybe you're better off with the wheels!
     
  4. manypims

    manypims New Member

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    I'm not a fan of the typical lunch wagon, either. This one is on wheels, but it doesn't actually go anywhere. The spot at the nursery is pretty permanent.

    If anyone saw No Reservations this week, Anthony Bourdain was at Hot Doug's in Chicago, which is my all-time favorite hot dog and sausage joint -- and Tony's, too, I suspect.

    Anyway, the red hots here a close second to Hot Doug's in my opinion. But keep in mind they are Chicago style (steamed, poppy-seed bun, toppings such as pickles and tomatoes).
     
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    After reading these posts, my hubby and son went to Windy City Red Hots for lunch...hubby is from Chicago, and has always DREAMED of opening a Chicago hot dog/Italian Beef restaurant...he said it was pretty good, and our son gave it two thumbs up! One had a hot dog and one had Italian beef. You should give it a try!:)
     
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    B from Belmont Greene New Member

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    I am a native Chicago girl, so I was glad to find out about Windy City Red Hots here on Broadland's forum. I got a chance to stop there today and was very pleased! The dogs were great, 100% Vienna beef (if you are from Chicago you know what that means!) I'll try the Italian beef next week. My favorite back home is Portillo's and this was just as good. The owner is Angel Miranda and I hope he is around for quite a while. This will be a once a week place for me. I encourage everyone to give it a try.
     
  7. Brassy

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    ok all you Chicago peeps, where from? I lived in Lake Bluff, in Lake County. My folks used to take me to the Roma in little Italy. one time we left, and a cop pulled us over near the restaurant. When he asked my dad where we's been, he let us go...
     

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