I am in town for one day staying at the doubletree on skokie blvd. I noticed a Portillo's a couple of blocks away and Poochie's a good deal further away. I am a big fan of Italian beefs (in my visits to chicago, I've tried Johnnies, Mr. Beef, and Al's) but I am also a fan of Chicago dogs (so far I have tried Wiener's Circle and Superdawg). Seeing as I don't have a car (the shuttle will take me to the yellow swift which is 1.4 miles from Poochie's), which of these places do you recommend? Is Poochie's dog special enough to make the trek? or is the portillo's beef solid enough that I should walk two blocks out of the hotel?