As someone who has made no secret of her devotion to the Chicago dog I am always excited to discover new hot dog stands to add to my ever-growing "must try" list.
Which begs the question, just how many hot dog stands are in Chicagoland?
I was pretty astounded to hear the answer.
Did you know... there are 2,000+ hot dog stands in Chicago?
I learned this little tidbit of information on our Chicago Food Planet Tour a few weeks ago. I had to pick my jaw up off the floor when our plucky tour guide rattled off the fact.
It seems my quest to discover the best hot dog in Chicago just might become a lifetime quest. Some quick math tells me I would need to eat a hot dog a day for five and half years to get to every single one. Since I'm not sure a hot dog a day sounds like the wisest plan, I might have to come up with a different strategy.
Perhaps one hot dog a week for the next thirty-eight and a half years is a better goal to shoot for?
Well, I better get busy.
Sound off people.
What stand should I try next?