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Chicago Events - Hot Dog Festival: Red Hot Foodie Fun
01 Aug 2017
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Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

Chicago Events - Hot Dog Festival: Red Hot Foodie Fun

What makes a Chicago dog special? Served on a poppy seed bun, this all-beef frankfurter is "dragged through the garden" – aka topped with white onions, sweet pickle relish, tomato slices, pickled peppers, a dill pickle spear, yellow mustard, and a sprinkle of celery salt. The Chicago dog is one of the city's signature dishes, and the best place to try it is at the Chicago Hot Dog Fest.

Head to the Chicago History Museum on August 11-13 to find this foodie celebration, which also features a full lineup of local bands and performers. Some of the top hot dog vendors in the city will be dishing up their version of the famous sausage sandwich, with plenty of other treats and cold drinks to go around. Vendors at the 2017 Chicago Hot Dog Fest include:

  • Baked Cheese Haus
  • Big Bob & Fritzy's
  • Byron's Hot Dogs
  • Chicago's Dog House
  • Dog House Grill
  • Downtown Dogs
  • Edzo's
  • Flashy's Hot Dogs
  • Frannie's Beef & Catering
  • Theory Sports Lounge
  • Robinson's Ribs
  • Smilin' Dawgs
  • Taco in a Bag
  • Pinstripes
  • YoBerri

Admission is free, however, you'll need "Dog Dollars" to buy food and drink – and you'll receive a discount if you purchase them in advance online. Going to the party? Our comfortable, convenient hotel is situated just two miles away from the Chicago History Museum in the charming River North neighborhood. Make your booking today!