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Superdawg’s Been A Chicago Icon For Decades. Here’s What Makes Their Hot Dogs So Special

The Far Northwest Side drive-in is still family-owned. Its hot dogs — excuse us, we meant "Superdawgs" — are particularly beloved.

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NORWOOD PARK — Superdawg has served up hot dogs and other drive-in far since 1948 on the Far Northwest Side.

The business, 6363 N. Milwaukee Ave., was created by high school sweethearts Maurie and Flaurie Berman — and it’s still family-owned.

We asked the Bermans to explain what makes their hot dog so special.

“The Superdawg recipe is my parents’ own recipe that they developed in the 1940s and continue to still be made specially for us today,” said co-owner Scott Berman. “It’s a larger-than-most hot dog. It is extra time in the smokehouse, extra spices. So it is a particularly delicious dog.”

Watch the video to learn more:

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Credit: Maia McDonald/Block Club Chicago
Credit: Maia McDonald/Block Club Chicago
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Dogs are prepped at the Superdawg drive-in hot dog stand in Norwood Park.
Credit: Maia McDonald/Block Club Chicago

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