Greg Mohr and Scott Weiner met their first day wroking at Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab in Chicago. The two became fast friends and pooled their ideas and favorite foods together to create a casual bar concept which they named The Fifty/50.

Nicky's the Real McCoy

Nick's Real McCoy is where Chicagoland finest quality and best tasting food meet at the lowest possible prices. They have been serving Chicago since 1969.

Fat Johnnie's Famous Red Hots

Fat Johnnies a Chicago favorite for 36 years is one of the few remaining classic hot dog stands left in the city. If you want a classic dog then try the ever famous mother-in-law in a bun, you will not be disappointed....

Hot Doug's, The Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium

Hot Dougs bills itself as this very cool spot.   With a black-and-white checkered floor, bright yellow walls and a line of customers forever snaking out the door, it serves the city's wildest wieners. There's a fine classic Chicago dog glowing with the requisite fluorescent green relish, plus more than a dozen others.  Check out  from the haute (saucisse de Toulouse, roasted garlic aïoli, and Belletoile triple-cream cheese) to the eccentric (goji-berry pheasant sausage, jerk mayonnaise, and cheese-stuffed sweet peppers).  Go on a Friday or Saturday when owner Doug Sohn, a Kendall College Culinary Arts grad, makes duck-fat fries!  A must have......

Portillo's Hot Dogs

This place is for dog lovers and we don't mean the kind you find at the end of a leash. Portillo’s is for the hot dog aficionado - those who seek the perfect dog on the perfect bun, smothered in the perfect relish. You think we’re kidding? Over 40 years ago, Dick Portillo started The Dog House in a suburban trailer. Today there are 41 Portillo’s cooking up the dog de jour. That’s how popular they’ve become.