Chicago's Best Cheese Fries
Of course we were already familiar with the the hot, melty goodness that is the Cheese Fry. But we had no idea there were so many species of Frenchfritus Cheesus Americanus to be discovered... and tasted! Serious Eats Chicago gets down to the cheesy heart of it, with a gallery of the Windy City's greatest variations on one of our favorite snacks.
In Chicago, cheese fries are more than a dish you consume after a night out. Whether this is related to Chicago's hot dog stand culture or that chefs here like to elevate simple dishes, I don't know. But I do know that you can find a very wide range of cheese fries here. They're topped with many kinds of cheese, meats, and pickled vegetables, and available everywhere from hot dog stands to bars to restaurants.