• The Korean hot dog stand with the not-so-Korean name

    by Dennis Lee / The Party Cut / September 25, 2023

    Just a heads up, Davida and I are taking a week-long vacation next week with my family down to Florida, so no newsletter next Monday. This is going to be interesting, because I’ve never been on a proper Florida trip; we’ll be staying near Orlando.

    And yes, a few days at Walt Disney World are on the agenda, since we’ll be traveling with my niece, and no, at 42 years of age, I have never been. I’m not sure I’m mentally prepared for this. But if you have any Orlando-area restaurant suggestions, preferably ones that don’t break the bank, please let us know. It’ll be mostly family time, but we have a day or two to explore on our own.

    Okay, back to Chicago. This week, we’re headed to Lincoln Square to hit up a proper hot dog stand on Damen just south of Lawrence. You know the type—the kind whose countertops are perpetually sticky, with stools that suction themselves to your ass, and with a menu that advertises everything Vienna Beef.

    But if you stare at the menu at Budacki’s Drive In for long enough, you’ll notice that a few items stick out quite a bit.

    That’s because you don’t often see the words “Seoul” and “bulgogi” next to ones like “Italian beef” (though there is one place that does this that I’ve previously written about). Read more HERE




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