Joey's Taste of Chicago

Price: $

Owner Joe Tomasello makes his own sausage from a family recipe, nestling a single or double link into crusty Italian bread with green peppers. Joey T’s has sit-down and drive-through service for not just dogs, but gyros ($5.75/$8.75 with fries and drink), falafel sandwiches ($5/$7.50) and juicy patty melts ($5.25/$7.75). It’s really about the dogs, though. A basic Chicago in a poppy seed roll ($3.85/$6.35) comes loaded with mustard, relish, chopped onion, dill pickle spear, tomato wedges and also sports peppers. (July 2013)