Veggie red hot at Windy City Red Hots
Windy City Red Hots owner Angel Miranda opened the Leesburg restaurant in 2010 fully intending to serve meat-loaded Chicago-style hot dogs, Polish sausage sandwiches, Italian roast beef and sausages. But when a would-be customer asked him for a veggie dog, Miranda didn't think twice. He began offering two meat-free dogs: one that uses egg whites and another that's vegan. The best way to experience them? Chicago-style, with mustard, relish, onions, tomato, pickle, sport peppers and celery salt, on a poppy seed bun. "Windy City's veg dogs may be one of the best kept secrets in Loudoun County," wrote Sue Sedlazek of Leesburg, who keeps track of such options on the Web site Loudoun Veg. "You'd have to travel to Chicago to find a hot dog this good."
$3.50. 28 S. King St., Leesburg. 703-669-8606. Windy City food truck, 20052 Lexington Dr., Ashburn (at Blue Mount Nursery). 703-505-6934. www.windycityredhots.com.
The Washington Post