Somebody woke up with a pounding headache and skipped work. And somebody decided to have a headache too. Together with another little miss somebody, they rested in the morning, felt better and did what most people in Chicago do on a weekday afternoon.
They went to Hot Doug’s after prime lunch hour.
With a line of people that goes around the block on weekends, this was the best time for these somebodies to go because having a toddler in their midst means they could no longer afford the long wait for food. But today, the line hadn’t reached out the door – no way! - and they enjoyed their shortest queue ever. Just enough time to decide from a wall of choices.
And if you’re wondering, little miss somebody had the mini bagel dogs and tater tots, somebody had the Spicy Skyline Dog: Jalapeno and Cheddar Hot Dog with Yellow Mustard, Cincinnati Skyline Chili and Cheddar-Jack Cheese, and somebody had the Tequila, Black Bean and Lime Chicken Sausage with Tomatillo Mole and Habanero-Jack Cheese. Mmm…
Hot Doug’s is an institution around these parts, and one of the reasons I'm glad I live in Chicago. Or as my daughter would say Hee-Kah-Go.
You know what they say – a family that plays hooky together…eats gourmet sausages together.
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Have you ever played hooky? Do you have a must-do activity reserved for those days? What?! You’ve never done it? Come on! I won’t tell…if you won’t.