I can't believe that there is no mention of Gene & Jude's here! The best red hots and fries I've ever had! Their menu is simple:
Hot dogs (Vienna Kosher, steamed buns with no
French fries (Fresh-made)
Pop (Yes, it's pop
, not soda!
And that's it! They're very specialized... and the choice of toppings is also limited: Onions, mustard, relish, sweet peppers. That's it! Don't ask for ketchup, or you may be asked to leave!
The fries are cut right behind the counter, and pretty much dropped straight in the oil. It's all served up in a brown paper bag, and no chairs, just a counter that circles the restaurant.
A couple of my friends moved to North Carolina, and drove back several times, just to go to G&J's! They're that good!
At least, that's what I think. Anyone else?
BTW, they're at the corner of River Road and Grand Ave. in River Grove, Illinois. Open at 11 evey day, I think, 'til midnight or so.