Maxwell Street Polish, Chicago Hot Dog

Your taste buds will travel to the Windy City at this unassuming place, which was established in 1974. All its hot dogs are made with Vienna beef. This Polish dog is split, grilled and served Chicago-style: in a poppy-seed bun with grilled onions, spicy sport peppers, celery salt and mustard.

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Wolfgang Puck pioneered the California-style pizza, using nouveau ingredients that go well beyond sausage and pepperoni. The smoked salmon pizza has been a mainstay at Spago throughout the years, but it’s not on the menu. A thin-crust pizza is built with crème fraîche and silky smoked salmon, then topped with an only-in-Beverly-Hills twist: caviar and gold leaf. Each bite is worth every penny—all 3,700 of ’em! $27, $37 (with caviar), in the Forum Shops at Caesars, 369-6300.