Sausage lovers must check out Hot Doug's. Located on Roscoe 1 block east of Western on the north side of the street. Owner Doug, sausage fanatic with a culinary degree, offers an array of some of the most badass links I've found in Chicago. In addition to the perfectly executed Chicago-style dog and the Polish (carmelized onions on request) there are a dozen other offerings on the menu and daily sausage specials. The brat is done right. Tried some tasty game sausages like the Jamaican venison and the "Mountain Man" (a blend of elk, antelope, venison, and musk ox). Had the blood sausage special 2 days in a row (fantastic- Spanish morcilla style). It's a bargain too- most menu items are around $2 and the specials hover around $4. Fresh cut fries AND Doug says that each Saturday, starting the 14th (appropriately Bastille Day), he's got a fryer designated for fries cooked in DUCK FAT! I am so there.
Hours: Closed Sunday and at 4 PM Mon-Sat, open til 8 Thurs and Fri.