I’m not going to lie. I love Chicago. I love the food, the busy city life, and did I mention the food?

You may remember my post way back in March when I visited Chicago. One of my favorite food spots was Portillo’s:


They have amazing Chicago dogs!


Aren’t you glad I have a fancy DSLR now? Those pictures are terrible!

The food in Chicago is so good, I practically dream about it. Especially those delicious Chicago dogs. But hopping in a car and driving 5 hours to Chicago just isn’t feasible. Not when the craving hits you like a ton of bricks. No. I need my Chicago fix now.

So imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon this little gem:


That sound you hear, friends? That’s the sound of angels rejoicing. Yesss!

Angelo’s Chicago taste is a cute little shop nestled in Hazelwood, a suburb of St. Louis. They serve tons of food, but I was here for one thing, and one thing only: their Chicago dogs. I walked in on a quiet weekday afternoon. It was pretty empty inside.


Okay, it was totally empty. At least I wouldn’t have to worry about people staring at me while I took pictures of my food! Smile

I ordered the Chicago dog with the works: poppy seed bun, yellow mustard, white onions, sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, tomato slices, pickled sport peppers, and a dash of celery salt.


Oh. My. Word.

This baby was delish! Does it come close to Portillos? Well…kinda. It will never replace my beloved favorite, but this sure comes close!

Score time!

Food: 4 stars (out of five)

Ambiance: 3 stars

Service: 3 stars

Value: 5 stars

I’ll certainly be back to Angelo’s the next time my hot dog craving strikes. It’ll have to do until I can go to Chicago again.


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  • mm love portillo’s–next time get their chocolate cake shake! love angelo’s too–they have pretty decent gyros!

  • I visit Chicago about 3 to 4 times a year and I believe they have the BEST food on the planet! I think their food is even better than in New York City! Gotta love Chicago dog, gyros, and Chicago style pizza. Yummers!