I realize it's been a long time between visits on the S'C&C "Chicago Hot Dog Stand Tour" so lets take a trip to one today. Rotten Johnny's is somewhat new as in the last couple years it appeared at the corner of Ashland and Chicago in the space where an old concept hot dog shop used to be. When I first saw they moved in I decided to stop in and try a hot dog. I should get back but here's how it went.
At the corner of Ashland and Chicago in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood
Like other real stands the menu here is limited to hot dogs and a few other things like burgers and chicken sandwiches. When I ordered a hot dog I was asked if I wanted it steamed or charred. It's always nice to have a place that offers them both ways. The same goes for the stands around town that use natural casing Vienna Beef wieners. The only problem was that they use the same NC dog for both versions. So while I liked my char dog, had I known they use the small NC dogs I would of just stuck to steamed. Still a nice option to have for those that are hungry and find themselves near there. They're open late on weekends.
Chicago Style Char Dog
801 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL 60642