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Giardiniera: Where Did It Come From?

Perhaps you've seen it served on a Chicago dog, or maybe you get the option to top your Italian beef sandwich with it. Either way, it tastes great and you're curious about its origin. It is Giardiniera: chopped and pickled vegetables that instantly remind you of Italian-American restaurants.Also ...
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Chicago is my Kind of Town!

Chicago is a city known for its world-famous deep-dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dogs. Nobody can deny residents and visitors of the Windy City are passionate about their food!Even though deep dish pizza is often thought of first, the Chicago-style hot dog deserves its place in the pecking order. ...
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Chicago Food Culture

Chicago is known for a lot of things, mainly the wind, but equally, Chicago is famous for its diverse culture and food options! In fact, recent statics indicate there are over 7,300 options to choose from! Of course, ask any Chicago resident what puts them on the map and the likely answer will be ...
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History of the Chicago Hot Dog

When you think of symbols of Chicago, what do you think of? Is it the Sears Tower, the Bean, Wrigley Field, and deep-dish pizza? Or do you think of the Chicago Hot Dog? Some may argue that there is no greater symbol of the city than it’s hot dog. The Chicago Hot Dog is no ordinary hot dog. The ...
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Daily Specials

Tommy’s Red Hots in Chicago started serving our customers in the early months of 1980. We have since grown into a six-store, family-owned, and operated restaurant chain. Dining at Tommy’s guarantees you receive personal service, great food, and unbeatable prices. We value every customer that walks ...
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Let Us Cater Your Next Event!

During the warm weather months, there’s nothing better than planning an outdoor picnic with your friends and family to celebrate the holidays, a special event, or just to visit! But no matter the number of people, planning and making all the accompanying food that goes with a picnic or barbecue can ...
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Our Story

Tommy’s Red Hots first opened its doors in early 1980 at our original location in Chicago, IL. Since then, we have expanded to 6 different locations to better serve the people of Illinois our delicious subs, sandwiches, beef, sausages, and more! We believe that our customers deserve great food ...
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Delicious Dogs!

When you think of the words “versatility” or “variety,” obvious things might immediately come to mind. You may immediately envision the concept of interior design can mean something to one person, and an entirely different thing. Perhaps you’d picture that someone’s taste in movies can have a great ...
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A Brief History of the Hot Dog

According to Canadian educator Lawrence J. Peter, “the noblest of all dogs is the hot dog; it feeds the hand that bites it.” The noble hot dog has been an American staple since the 1800’s. In fact, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Americans consume about 20 billion hot dogs ...
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