- Published: Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:36
There are lots of places in our great nation to get your hot dog on. Detroit has its Coney Island dogs smothered with chili. Coney Island has its Nathan's Famous dogs, consumed each year in epic eating contests. Angelenos eat them with pork rinds, fried egg, seaweed and pickled papaya — one hopes not all at once. But Chicago's hot dogs outshine them all.
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- Published: Friday, 03 October 2014 18:53
For hot dog lovers, Gene And Jude’s is a destination to not be missed. Started For hot dog lovers, Gene & Jude’s is a must-visit destination. For more than 60 years, this River Grove institution has been serving up a classic menu of hot dogs, french fries and tasty extras. A longtime favorite with locals, Gene & Jude’s has recently garnered national attention with Rachel Ray and three judges from Serious Eats naming Gene & Jude’s the No. 1 hot dog in America.
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- Published: Thursday, 12 December 2013 01:27
Gene & Jude’s (River Grove, IL)
“Relished since 1946,” this neon-lit throwback in the near west Chicago ‘burbs is almost as famous for their superb fresh-cut, fried-to-order spuds as they are for their no-frills Vienna Beef (what else?) dogs. The iconic Depression Dog comes topped with mustard, onions, relish, sport peppers and a handful of French fries.
Excerpt from Local Eats at: http://www.localeats.com/man-bites-food/2013/october/12-great-hot-dogs-spots-across-the-country-(1)/
- Published: Friday, 04 May 2012 21:23
Another week, another best-[insert food]-in-the-country list, but this is one we can stand behind and cheer.
Gene & Judeʼs Red Hot Stand, River Groveʼs purveyors of just hot dogs, tamales and fries since 1946, will be named the number one hot dog stand in the country in the March issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray. The magazine goes on newsstands this week.
The adjudication was handled by Serious Eats, the James Beard Award-winning blog with food writing heavyweights Ed Levine, Adam Kuban and Hawk Krall. Their hot dog-scouting team chose 64 stands throughout the nation, divided into four geographic regions. A March Madness-like competition eliminated restaurants round by round, until two hot dog stands remained: Aqui con El Nene in Tucson, and our own Gene & Jude's. Our hometown hero won. “Itʼs a great honor for anyone to notice us,” said Dan Ciancio, general manager of the stand for 20 years. “We go through a lot of trouble to have such a small menu. Weʼve just kept it the same. And I feel proud that weʼre doing something right.”
2720 River Rd., River Grove, 708-452-7634