Chicago-style hotdogs are distinguishable from regular hotdogs by their poppy seed bun, absence of ketchup, and gerrymandered condiments. Chomp into a city classic with today's Groupon: for $3, you get $6 worth of food and drinks at Irving's For Red Hot Lovers in Wilmette.
Irving's For Red Hot Lovers was featured on Food Network's Food Finds for its top-notch takes on windy-city standards such as Polish sausage, juicy Italian beef, and Chicago–style dogs. It recently gave its interior a fresh new look with a renovation, but the menu of hearty eats remains the same. Pair a pure beef jumbo Red Hot ($3.40) with crispy sweet potato fries ($2.10) or put the Scala's Italian beef sandwich ($4.50) together with Irving's For Red Hot Lovers’ specialty cheddar fries, which frolic in Merkts cheese ($2.25). Veggie options include the vegetable wrap stuffed with fresh broccoli, salsa, lettuce, tomato, and onions ($4.85) and the baked potato piled high with broccoli and cheese ($3.95). Finish your decadent meal with a milkshake in strawberry, chocolate, or Tab flavors ($2.10).
Yelpers give Irving's For Red Hot Lovers a four-star average: