Using a pillowy bun as a barrier, hot dogs are safely protected from environmental hazards such as open manholes and greasy-handed schoolchildren. Enjoy snugly shielded franks with today's Groupon: $5 for $10 worth of hot dogs and more at Chicago's Best in Irvine. Helmed by a team of Chicago natives, this Main Street shop salutes its roots with all beef Vienna hot dogs dressed in traditional trimmings ($3.65), plus Italian beef sandwiches mingling with peppers and Au Jus ($5.45). The simple, meat-laden menu also goes green with asiago- and nut-topped salads ($4.75), roasted sweet bell peppers ($4.50/lb.), and pickled cucumbers that are, according to local 7th graders, actually just pickles ($1.50 each).
Yelpers give Chicago's Best a 3.5-star average rating:
In 1999, Jordan Mullikin began working in Giorgio's of Chicago, his dad's restaurant. By age 14, he was already crafting original sauces to enrich his father's cuisine, rather than acting like a normal rebellious teen and opening his own restaurant across the street. It wasn't until after high school that he took the helm of his very own eatery, Chicago's Best, with the help of his industry-wise father.
These days, he runs Aioli, where he draws upon his years of experience and sauce-making skills to flavor sandwiches made with handcrafted specialty breads, as well as provide catering services for a variety of occasions. Here, he crowns pretzel bun burgers with chipotle aioli and grilled bell peppers, and fills toasted whole grain buns with grilled chicken doused in red wine BBQ sauce. Despite the change in focus, Jordan hasn't abandoned his Windy City specialties. Aioli's Chicago-inspired dishes range from Vienna beef dogs topped with peppers and celery salt to hot giardiniera piled atop housemade seasoned roast beef.
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