Specializing in the Chicago-style, pure beef Vienna version of the tubular comfort food, Hot Dog Heaven does not tinker with what is not broken, and the hickory-smoked dogs served at this roadside joint have been a local favorite for three decades. Blanketed in a poppy-seed bun, these dogs can come topped with layers of fresh onions, tomatoes and hot peppers, with relish, celery salt and mustard along for the ride. Holy Ditka! It is heresy to put ketchup on a traditional Chicago dog, but they’ve got that, too.
Hot Dog Heaven, 101 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-523-7100; hotdogheaven.infinology.net
- Costco, Several locations; 954-341-5545; costco.com
- Hot Diggity Dogs & more, 2641 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale; 954-981-7827