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Windy City Red Hots - Ashburn

19413 Smith Cir.
Ashburn, VA 20147

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

Website: http://www.windycityredhots.com

Best Dishes:
Sausage-stuffed pizza; Italian sausage with hot peppers; cheese fries; shaved Italian beef; Red Hot hot dog.

Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: Windy City Red Hots

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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