1. Double Char Cheddar Dog at Weiner Circle
Rather than picking a fight with the bouncer at the bar, head down the street for this Lincoln Park tradition where they're world famous for dropping the dozens on patrons. Sure, you'll get a Chicago-style dog, burger, or plate of cheese fries — but arrive with thick skin, then leave heavier.
2622 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park (773-477-7444)