1. Gourmet Hot Dogs and Duck Fat French Fries at Hot Doug’s
Hot dogs are perhaps one of the most pitiful, neglected foods in the United States. Tiny bits of leftover mystery meat are mashed together and held in place with fat and fillers to create a food that is mostly marketed to unknowing children. As you can tell, I’ve never been a big fan of hot dogs. However, as it turns out, one Chicago foodie has taken on the sorry hot dog and converted it into a gourmet item.