UPDATE: THIS RESTAURANT IS NOW CLOSED.
Running down U Street heading to a house party, I needed a quick bite to tide me over. Eschewing my normal pre- and post-drink meal of McNuggets and passing over perennial favorite Taco Bell, I went a few doors down to U Street's new ChiDogOs.
ChiDogOs is a world of metal, silver and red, with lots of high tables with half-benches and stools. It also features only a few choices, one of which is the Chicago Dog: a hot dog in a poppy seed bun topped with mustard, relish, onions, pickles, tomatoes, hot peppers, and celery salt (with cheddar cheese optional). And I thought the Double Down was loaded...
The end result is messy and difficult to eat. At points, it's good, but that's only if you get every piece in your mouth at once. Which is a difficult task to say the least. The hot dog is small considering the bun and sides, and there is a hell of a lot of celery salt (more than is appetizing). On the plus side, there's draft Goose Island beer. On the downside, this is a food that seems best situated for when you've already had a few.
Taste Test: 2 Forks (out of 5)
Perfect for: Post U Street bar drinking