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Which Chicago hot dog spot is your favorite? Here's a list to bite into

Which Chicago hot dog spot is your favorite? Here's a list to bite into

There are lots of places in our great nation to get your hot dog on. Detroit has its Coney Island dogs smothered with chili. Coney Island has its Nathan's Famous dogs, consumed each year in epic eating contests. Angelenos eat them with pork rinds, fried egg, seaweed and pickled papaya — one hopes not all at once. But Chicago's hot dogs outshine them all.

Here are some suggestions for those spending a day or two in the Second City.

Portillo's: My family of four rolled into a Portillo's in Elgin, Ill., just after 10 p.m. on a Friday. We wondered whether it would be open, 37 miles out in the northwest suburbs, but this joint was packed with families. The...

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