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  • Post #31 - April 28th, 2009, 8:04 pm
    Post #31 - April 28th, 2009, 8:04 pm Post #31 - April 28th, 2009, 8:04 pm
    elakin wrote:
    Gone, but not forgotten in Niles are Tommy Tucker's and Tasty Pup, both on Milwaukee Avenue.


    Tasty Pup recently relocated (after being closed for years) to Park Ridge. They're in Uptown on summit, right near the train station in what used to be a Planet Smoothie. Apparently, it's the same ownership as the old Niles location, although I never tried it back then.

    and what about Irvings (for red hot lovers)?


    Irvings is mentioned upthread in the original post.
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #32 - April 28th, 2009, 8:22 pm
    Post #32 - April 28th, 2009, 8:22 pm Post #32 - April 28th, 2009, 8:22 pm
    Wasn't there a Gold Coast Dogs in Crossroads Shopping Center in HP back in the 80's? Down about where Mizrahi Grill now is?
  • Post #33 - April 28th, 2009, 8:25 pm
    Post #33 - April 28th, 2009, 8:25 pm Post #33 - April 28th, 2009, 8:25 pm
    elakin wrote:and what about Irvings (for red hot lovers)?

    I'm not a huge fan (they no longer serve Vienna Beef) but there's one at the (SW) corner of Lake Ave and Skokie Blvd in Wilmette.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #34 - April 28th, 2009, 9:43 pm
    Post #34 - April 28th, 2009, 9:43 pm Post #34 - April 28th, 2009, 9:43 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I'm not a huge fan (they no longer serve Vienna Beef) but there's one at the (SW) corner of Lake Ave and Skokie Blvd in Wilmette


    This is the original Irvings and only remaining location as far as I know. It is way past its glory and has not been the same since Irving died. Sad because it was a very good stand in its day IMHO.
  • Post #35 - April 29th, 2009, 7:04 am
    Post #35 - April 29th, 2009, 7:04 am Post #35 - April 29th, 2009, 7:04 am
    Tasty Pup in Niles was located on the corner of Milwaukee & Ballard. They offered a spectacular array of condiments and vegetable toppings which included: cucumbers, sweet green peppers, and lettuce on their skinless Leon's hot dog. Thuringers and foot long Polish were also on the menu. Tasty Pup was a one minute walk from my townhouse on the 8900 block of Washington.
    Mark A Reitman, PhD
    Professor of Hot Dogs
    Hot Dog University/Vienna Beef
  • Post #36 - April 29th, 2009, 7:15 am
    Post #36 - April 29th, 2009, 7:15 am Post #36 - April 29th, 2009, 7:15 am
    Since we're going down the "Memory Lane" of encased meats, more gone, but not forgotten stands:

    Big Al's in Glencoe
    Happy Hound on Milwaukee in Niles
    Plush Pup on Devon in Park Ridge
    Frankly Speaking on Touhy near the Leaning Tower Y
    Big Al's in Glencoe
    Mike's, which was next to Bill's on Asbury in Evanston
    Shmendl's with locations in the city and suburbs. I remember one in Wilmette.
    The Ranch, aka the Red Hot Ranch aka Lippy's on Devon, which was my all time favorite.
    Mark A Reitman, PhD
    Professor of Hot Dogs
    Hot Dog University/Vienna Beef
  • Post #37 - April 29th, 2009, 7:32 am
    Post #37 - April 29th, 2009, 7:32 am Post #37 - April 29th, 2009, 7:32 am
    OK - time to put on your thinking caps. Back in the late 60s or early 70s in Skokie, at (I think) the southwest corner of Dempster & East Prairie there was a Union 76 gas station. Next door to the west of gas station was a hot dog stand. This was before Poochie's. Am I correct?
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #38 - April 29th, 2009, 9:30 am
    Post #38 - April 29th, 2009, 9:30 am Post #38 - April 29th, 2009, 9:30 am
    chicagostyledog wrote:Since we're going down the "Memory Lane" of encased meats, more gone, but not forgotten stands:

    Big Al's in Glencoe
    Happy Hound on Milwaukee in Niles
    Plush Pup on Devon in Park Ridge
    Frankly Speaking on Touhy near the Leaning Tower Y
    Big Al's in Glencoe
    Mike's, which was next to Bill's on Asbury in Evanston
    Shmendl's with locations in the city and suburbs. I remember one in Wilmette.
    The Ranch, aka the Red Hot Ranch aka Lippy's on Devon, which was my all time favorite.

    Between you mentioning it twice here and me mentioning it once upthread, Big Al's has already been mentioned 3 times! It was completely worthy of 3 mentions, IMO :D

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #39 - April 29th, 2009, 9:38 am
    Post #39 - April 29th, 2009, 9:38 am Post #39 - April 29th, 2009, 9:38 am
    Plush Pup on Devon in Park Ridge


    There is a currently-operating Plush Pup at about 5300 N. Cumberland in (I believe) Chicago.
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  • Post #40 - April 29th, 2009, 9:55 am
    Post #40 - April 29th, 2009, 9:55 am Post #40 - April 29th, 2009, 9:55 am
    And let's not forget BeeBee's on Milwaukee, between Belmont and Addison. Great food plus a real wise guy behind the counter. Wonder whatever happened to him?
  • Post #41 - April 29th, 2009, 10:05 am
    Post #41 - April 29th, 2009, 10:05 am Post #41 - April 29th, 2009, 10:05 am
    chicagostyledog wrote:Shmendl's with locations in the city and suburbs. I remember one in Wilmette.


    I remember the name, and going there, but I cannot for the life of me remember where this was in Wilmette.
  • Post #42 - April 29th, 2009, 11:22 am
    Post #42 - April 29th, 2009, 11:22 am Post #42 - April 29th, 2009, 11:22 am
    Another RIP with a great name:
    Moishe Pipik's on Dempster, just east of Chicago Avenue, in Evanston.

    Today, it would be a neighbor of WaSC -- with much greasier fries.
  • Post #43 - April 29th, 2009, 12:09 pm
    Post #43 - April 29th, 2009, 12:09 pm Post #43 - April 29th, 2009, 12:09 pm
    chicagostyledog wrote:Since we're going down the "Memory Lane" of encased meats, more gone, but not forgotten stands:

    The Ranch, aka the Red Hot Ranch aka Lippy's on Devon, which was my all time favorite.


    Two others on Devon were Ruby's Red Hots 1/2 block north on Rockwell and Dan-Dee's in the 2200 block. There was another at Sacramento on the north side of the street,but the name escapes me.
  • Post #44 - April 29th, 2009, 12:56 pm
    Post #44 - April 29th, 2009, 12:56 pm Post #44 - April 29th, 2009, 12:56 pm
    My earliest hot dog memories are of the Hut on Oakton just east of Skokie Blvd. in Skokie, walking from our nearby 4-flat.
    Not the Corner Hut, which was at about 4700 Oakton and Kilpatrick until about, say 7 years ago, since replaced with a condo.

    The original Hut was more like 4740 Oakton, a tiny shack in the 60's, barely big enough for my father to stand up in -- or so my pre-teen memory says. There's a parking lot there now, for the strip mall. It's where I learned to love hot dogs, neon relish, and fresh-cut fries. I think the same owner opened the Corner Hut later, and the original hut had a few years, perhaps into the 70's, as a used record store.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #45 - April 29th, 2009, 1:21 pm
    Post #45 - April 29th, 2009, 1:21 pm Post #45 - April 29th, 2009, 1:21 pm
    Does anyone remember Big Al's in Glencoe?
    I'm not Angry, I'm hungry.
  • Post #46 - April 29th, 2009, 1:32 pm
    Post #46 - April 29th, 2009, 1:32 pm Post #46 - April 29th, 2009, 1:32 pm
    AngrySarah wrote:Does anyone remember Big Al's in Glencoe?

    LOL! Yes, it's already been mentioned at least 3 times above. :D

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #47 - April 29th, 2009, 6:21 pm
    Post #47 - April 29th, 2009, 6:21 pm Post #47 - April 29th, 2009, 6:21 pm
    jimwdavis wrote:Another RIP with a great name:
    Moishe Pipik's on Dempster, just east of Chicago Avenue, in Evanston.

    Today, it would be a neighbor of WaSC -- with much greasier fries.


    Wow! When and exactly where (ie, what's there today?) was this? I've lived in Evanston for a loooooong time, and I can't picture this place at all.
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  • Post #48 - April 29th, 2009, 6:35 pm
    Post #48 - April 29th, 2009, 6:35 pm Post #48 - April 29th, 2009, 6:35 pm
    The only Moishe Pippik's I remember was at Division and Western. This goes back to the 60's. Also before it was Rubys on Rockwell near Devon it was Dave's which was originally on Roosevelt and Kedzie. I also think the Red Hot Ranch was before Lippys.
    Booby's in Niles also had good hot dogs.

    I'm looking forward to seeing how Wolfy's is when it opens in Ira's spot. This is the third owner in that spot all hot dogs.

    Paulette
  • Post #49 - April 29th, 2009, 6:40 pm
    Post #49 - April 29th, 2009, 6:40 pm Post #49 - April 29th, 2009, 6:40 pm
    In the 80's there was a very good place in Skokie on Lincoln just east of Grosse Point called Abe's on Lincoln. The best seating in the house was, of course, John Wilke's booth.
  • Post #50 - April 29th, 2009, 8:32 pm
    Post #50 - April 29th, 2009, 8:32 pm Post #50 - April 29th, 2009, 8:32 pm
    Add Jim's Char-Broil formerly in Evanston on Sherman to the RIP. Also, not to long ago, there was a mediocre hot dog joint a block to the east on Orrington close to the old Border's location. And there was another not very good hot dog place at the northeast corner of Davis and Oak where the Pineyard Chinese restaurant is now.
  • Post #51 - April 29th, 2009, 10:18 pm
    Post #51 - April 29th, 2009, 10:18 pm Post #51 - April 29th, 2009, 10:18 pm
    Moishe Pipics! I was gonna say Moishe Pipics .

    How about the untraditional Mike's on Larabee just off Shakespeare (around the corner from "The Bakery")? Had a great Hula girl mural on the wall and was the only place I can recall that served a huge mound of fresh made coleslaw on every dog. I miss that place.
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    The Gefilte fish
    swims with great difficulty.

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  • Post #52 - April 30th, 2009, 5:25 pm
    Post #52 - April 30th, 2009, 5:25 pm Post #52 - April 30th, 2009, 5:25 pm
    chicagostyledog wrote:The Works, in Talisman Village Shopping Center in Glenview has been vending dogs since April 1976.

    Gone, but not forgotten in Niles are Tommy Tucker's and Tasty Pup, both on Milwaukee Avenue.


    Both of which we walked to throughout my youth! Tasty Pup had great fries!
  • Post #53 - November 16th, 2009, 7:14 am
    Post #53 - November 16th, 2009, 7:14 am Post #53 - November 16th, 2009, 7:14 am
    elakin wrote:what about Irvings (for red hot lovers)?


    I was in the neighborhood and hungry yesterday so I stopped into Irving's at West Lake Plaza in Wilmete. Irving's was my go to hot dog stand when I was growing up in Wilmette and holds a special place in my heart...until now.

    The hot dog at Irving's is now a completely different animal. Gone are the Vienna Beef dogs, replaced by dogs from Red Hot Chicago that appear to have all of the heft of a pinky finger. Condiments are cut so thin that the pickle spears are more like pickle shavings. No longer a banquet on a bun, this was truly a sad recession sandwich. Irving is currently rolling over.

    Alav ha'shalom Irving's, you're dead to me.
  • Post #54 - November 16th, 2009, 10:39 am
    Post #54 - November 16th, 2009, 10:39 am Post #54 - November 16th, 2009, 10:39 am
    I was ready to take my bride to Bumpkin's on Golf Road in Skokie on Saturday evening, and found it closed., and in its place another hot dog stand, which was closed for the evening. Disappointed!

    Other long lost hot dog joints in the area:

    Tubbo's on Waukegans Road, just south of Golf Road.
    Hot Dog Hut at Waukegan and Lake in Glenview.
    Franksville (a chain) at Golf and Waukegan.
  • Post #55 - November 16th, 2009, 1:05 pm
    Post #55 - November 16th, 2009, 1:05 pm Post #55 - November 16th, 2009, 1:05 pm
    AlexG wrote:Isn't there a dog/gyro place on the Southwest corner of Phingsten and Dundee by the Upper Crust Bagel location?



    Nick's Gyros
    2841 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL
    (847) 291-7778‎
    "Good stuff, Maynard." Dobie Gillis
  • Post #56 - November 16th, 2009, 4:22 pm
    Post #56 - November 16th, 2009, 4:22 pm Post #56 - November 16th, 2009, 4:22 pm
    Nick's Gyros is now gone.
    Paulette
  • Post #57 - November 16th, 2009, 5:05 pm
    Post #57 - November 16th, 2009, 5:05 pm Post #57 - November 16th, 2009, 5:05 pm
    AlexG wrote:Add Jim's Char-Broil formerly in Evanston on Sherman to the RIP. Also, not to long ago, there was a mediocre hot dog joint a block to the east on Orrington close to the old Border's location. And there was another not very good hot dog place at the northeast corner of Davis and Oak where the Pineyard Chinese restaurant is now.

    I have no clue what the name of the place on Orrington was. I remember stopping in a couple times, nothing great, but they did have Vienna Beef, and there weren't that many places in downtown Evanston. I want to say that it closed just a few years ago.

    I grew up just blocks away, but for some reason never remember going to Mike's on Asbury. It was next door to an Arby's, and just across the street from Bill's.
  • Post #58 - November 16th, 2009, 6:59 pm
    Post #58 - November 16th, 2009, 6:59 pm Post #58 - November 16th, 2009, 6:59 pm
    paulette wrote:Nick's Gyros is now gone.
    Paulette

    Probably due to the new Greek spot opening at the northeast corner of Dundee and Pfingsten.
    Hors D'oeuvre: A ham sandwich cut into forty pieces.
    - Jack Benny
  • Post #59 - November 16th, 2009, 8:46 pm
    Post #59 - November 16th, 2009, 8:46 pm Post #59 - November 16th, 2009, 8:46 pm
    I think Greek Feast and Nicks are two different kind of places. Greek Feast seems to be a Greek Restaurant whereas Nicks was more of a hot dog gyros kind of place.
  • Post #60 - November 17th, 2009, 9:13 am
    Post #60 - November 17th, 2009, 9:13 am Post #60 - November 17th, 2009, 9:13 am
    the only thing i remember about Nick's is how expensive it was.

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