Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Make me one with everything, please -- Scooby's Red Hots, Bensenville

(Q: What did the buddhist say to the hot dog vendor?)

Saturday, after sitting around watching it rain, and rain, and rain some more, and watching a Food Network special on hot dogs, we decided to have a little greasy treat for dinner.

So we ventured to Bensenville (right on the B'ville/Elmhurst border, actually) to Scooby's Red Hots, which for my money is the best greasy hot dog joint in Chicago. And Chicago knows hot dogs.

The place is nothing special -- I'm not sure it qualifies as a "restaurant" -- with about five tables and kitschy signs all over the walls. They have dogs, burgers, fries, tamales, shakes -- the usual. The hot dogs are great -- love those squishy buns, crisp pickles, the dogs themselves have a good flavor.

And the fries. Oh, the fries. Hand-cut, they actually taste like potatoes. Only greasy. Mmmmmmm.

And the shakes. Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, banana and green river. I had a banana. Yum.

All in all, an excellent greasy meal with an excellent Chicago dog. We'll be back.

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