Dog Fight Spotlight – Franks ‘N’ Dogs in Lincoln Park

Chicago Apartments, Lincoln Park Food, Franks 'N' Dawgs

The plan was to have a Dog Fight in Lincoln Park.  The Dog Fight in Lakeview went pretty well.  And besides, with a multitude of dog joints in Planned Property neighborhoods, it can be really tough to figure out which is the best.  There’s roughly 10 dog joints in Lincoln Park alone, so, I picked a few to see which dog is the hottest.  Only, there was a problem.  When I got to the first stop on my itinerary, Franks n’ Dawgs at 1863 N. Clybourn, I realized that the dog fight had to be put on pause.  The reason why is that, to my surprise, Franks n’ Dawgs was more than just a dog joint. Chicago Apartments, Lincoln Park Food, Franks 'N' Dawgs In fact, so much more that the name is slightly misleading; they do have hot dogs, but many of their creative flavor combinations (they call them “dawgs”) are like no other on a bun.   The menu includes things like the Truffle Mac n’ Cheese Dawg, the Chinatown Duck Dawg with pickled lotus roots, and a Brunch Dawg with pork loin sausage, fried egg and bacon.  They call themselves “5-star dining on a bun”, and I ordered not one, but two meals to put that to the test.  And I have to say, everything I ordered really was top notch.  On the right is the the Smokin’ Trout Dawg with fried green tomatoes and below is the Sweet Veal Dawg with lyonnaise fries.Chicago Apartments, Lincoln Park Food, Franks 'N' Dawgs

Chicago Apartments, Lincoln Park Food, Franks 'N' Dawgs

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