Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: Windy City Red Hots
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Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)
Windy City Red Hots - Ashburn
Address: 19413 Smith Cir. , Ashburn, VA 20147
Phone: 703-505-6934
Neighborhood: Ashburn
Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 to 5, Sunday noon to 4.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: N/A
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Sausage-stuffed pizza; Italian sausage with hot peppers; cheese fries; shaved Italian beef; Red Hot hot dog.
When Chicago native Angel Miranda moved to Virginia 12 years ago, he missed the Windy City’s many street carts. So he channeled his cravings into this white truck stationed in a nursery parking lot, where he offers sausage-stuffed pizza puffs ($3.75), shaved Italian beef ($7.75), cheese fries ($2.25), and Italian sausage with hot peppers ($3.75).

The cart’s eponymous offering, the Windy City Red Hot ($2.93), is the standout. Miranda imports all ingredients—from the Vienna Beef dog to the poppy-seed bun—from Illinois. Garnished with the requisite Chicago toppings—mustard, relish, onions, tomato, pickle, sport peppers, and celery salt—the hot dog could have come straight from the Magnificent Mile.

Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 to 5, Sunday noon to 4.

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