Wiener & Still Champion has been on my list since I started writing about fried food, and I finally bit the bullet and braved the Kennedy and Edens the other night to see what all the fuss was about. Since it's such a jaunt for me, I decided to go all out and order every house made fried item, because why the hell not?
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When I started poking around in Chicago, I found a surprising array of corn dogs, from Texas hot links in Anson Mills polenta batter to foie gras corn dogs to a pair of dogs topped with chili and cheese.
Our College Tour series continues with Northwestern University. With a main campus in Evanston and a downtown campus in Streeterville, there are loads of options.
Wiener and Still Champion is known for four things: great old school char burgers, an insane collection of fried foods, creative sauces, and stellar fries. The Faux Poutine Burger brings all of that together in one over the top and extremely messy meal.
Two years ago when we first featured Thanksgiving hot dogs they were few and far between. But with the new wave of modern hot dog restaurants—often run by former fine-dining chefs eager to experiment—Thanksgiving has become a serious hot dog holiday. Check out this slideshow for Thanksgiving-themed hot dogs ranging from elegant and creative to straight up ridiculous.
We haven't met many people who don't love a great french fry, and here in Chicago, there are a ton of places to choose from. We scoured the city to compile this list of 10 favorite fry sources. They range from sweet potato fries to foie gras fries to the more classic, skin-on ones.
Wiener and Still Champion might be one of the more innovative burger and hot dog stands around. And that's not even taking into account specials like the Luther Burger (bacon cheeseburger with a doughnut bun) and the weekly innovative dipping sauces ranging from Candied Ginger Balsamic to Spring Dill. But as appealing as the specials are, the regular menu is so diverse and exciting, there's little reason to even get to the specials.