Higley Hot Dog Hut
3105 E. Williams Field Rd. Gilbert, 85295 (480) 988-3133 M-F 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sa 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed Sunday
Leave Arizona for a bit and step into old-school Chicago, where the hot dogs are always all-beef and celery salt is expected. Owner Jeri Kryza has been making Chicago-style hot dogs and other favorites from her Midwest childhood (bratwursts, polish dogs, gyros and burgers) for 26 years at this beloved hole-in-the-wall hut. Many of her loyal regulars are Illinois natives, so you know this place is legit. Fake like you’re from the land of Lincoln and order gravy bread – a stack of bread and a side of gravy that tastes like an Italian beef sandwich without the meat. Bring cash – they don’t accept plastic.