fRedhots and Fries

June 28 2007 - 3:00 PM

I’m not so much into hot dogs, per se (that’s what happens when, as a student, you are forced to listen to lectures on how hot dogs are made), but I’m always up for a good burger.  The difference is all in my head, I know, but so be it.

Regardless, fRedhots and Fries is my current favorite.

It’s a tiny shack of a place in Glenview, across the street from a
car wash, but Fred classes it up by always working in a clean white
chefs coat.  You know it’s Fred who serving you because his face is on
the side of the building. The burgers are HUGE, the toppings are fresh,
and the service comes with both a smile and a little conversation,
which is good. The few tables in the place mean my orders are generally
"to go," but the counter staff helps pass the time with their kind
words and quick wits. In addition to the usual burgers and dogs, Fred
offers daily specials – varieties of chicken sausages and wild game
(like alagator sausage, reindeer, etc).

The high point of the meal, however, is the fries – generally my
personal test for whether a burger place is worthy of a second visit.
Fred’s are tops: Belgian cut, fried to perfection. AND Fred makes his
own sauces with come complementary with the fries. My favorite is the
green onion-sage aioli he’s had as the daily special the last two times
I’ve gone, but the garlie is good, too, and the chipolte has swift

fRedhots and Fries
1707 Chestnut Ave.

Openly six days a week until 7 p.m.; closed Sundays.