I’m pretty frugal in nature at times, taking moments to save money and cook for myself. So the moments as a tour guide where I give food recommendations to restaurants is my chance to shine as a bullshit artist, molding Yelp, OpenTable, Zagat, and TripAdvisor reviews to fit my own lexicon. 

While I’m am no esteem expert of the culinary world, I occasionally develop laziness and it leads me to seek savory fast food like Devil Dawg, which I attended for the first time yesterday. 

The spot in Wicker Park is pretty spacious and allowed spread out my notebooks and get some work done. The art on brick walls blend to the neighborhood. The radio was filling the room the mid-2000 hits of The Killers, Foo Fighters, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The shop has a variety of ways to prepare a hot dog. Locally minded can get the Chicago-style although there are a list of varieties. ​

I decided to go in the sandwich route and purchase a Rooster, fried chicken, fried egg, bacon, tomatoes on a pretzel roll. A savory option to fill me up accompanying a chocolate and peanut butter milkshake. 

It’s a solid option for someone who has had their far share of Portillo’s and are looking to have a more polymorphic relationship with your tastebuds.