Chicago Eats: Hot Doug’s

So on Tuesday (08/19), I went to the famous hot dog place in Chicago- Hot Doug’s!

I’ve heard of this place through my cousins and it has been on “No Reservations” with Anthony Bourdain. And just recently, they announced that they are closing for good starting Oct. 4th.

Therefore, I knew I had to go once school starts since I knew it would be more difficult for me to do so. And they have rather strange hours and are closed on Sundays and random holidays.

People have often waited on average 2 ish hours. But the Redeye, a paper did a study by using social media said the lines are somewhat shorter on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Yeah, my position in line when I first came isn’t in the picture.

Even with the rain, I waited 2 hours ish, but it was worth it.

I like hot dogs, I believe it’s something to enjoy at sporting events and reminds me of summer. And I tend to eat it with ketchup (a sin in Chicago)

But this was honestly the best hot dog I’ve ever eaten. I had it chicago style but no pickles, and no ketchup. And a side of fries.


I didn’t know a hot dog could taste so good and I’m upset I waited so long to have it. Oh well, but I’m glad I was able to get it once before it shuts down for good.

Now I gotta find another good hot dog joint in Chicago…

Chicago Eats: Nothing bundt cakes: lemon (Wheaton, IL)


In the suburbs there’s a cute little bakery that sells bundt cakes call nothing bundt cakes! It’s pretty dangerous but every once in awhile I’ll pop in there, they sometimes send coupons for a free bundt cake or a bogo special, so that’s when I tend to go, or after lunch with friends and we are craving something sweet.

I’m going to try every flavor here also! I got the lemon one the other day, pretty good!

What I really like about this place is they use cream cheese frosting (even though I’m not a huge frosting person, I would say I like cream cheese frosting the best)

Chicago Eats: Vanille Pastisserie

So, I love food. I love anything that tastes good and definitely have a little bit of a sweet tooth.

I work part time in Chicago and I commute mostly by train from the suburbs. At my train station, there’s a mini market call the Chicago French market. I just discovered it this past year and it’s been the best thing I found and a way I like to kill time when I’m waiting for my train.

A place I’m in love with is call Vanille Pastisserie and they make so many flavors of macaroons! Therefore, I’m going to try every flavor.

With it being Good Friday yesterday by the time I got there, there wasn’t much of a selection left. But regardless I got some!


Red=red velvet
Cream with specks=coconut

I liked all of these flavors but these are flavors I often pick for other items too lol