Now that the dust has settled from last week's closing of Hot Doug's, it's time to turn the page.
The sausage stand represented a unique place to eat lunch. It was a little out of the way, north of the Loop in Avondale, which made it a trek for those working downtown. The hours — 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday — made it somewhat difficult to drop by on a whim without taking PTO or having an irregular work schedule that's not 9 to 5. Cue the throng of working stiffs that never had a chance to eat there.
With that mind, here are a few places diners can go for a casual lunch. These restaurants capture some of the characteristics that made Hot Doug's unique. The bonus is there aren't usually long lines.
—Ashok SelvamRead More