Jimbo's Top Gun Red Hots

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When it opens on Feb. 1, you may walk up to this quinessentially Chicago spot and see pizza dough being tossed in the front windows of one of the three -- yes three -- storefronts that encompass the eatery, which is named for a late family member who was a top gun pilot. Aside from the kitchen, there's also a sit-down BYO section and, in the middle, several counters for grabbing takeout or placing your order for hot dogs, pizza or sandwiches. The traditional deep-dish Italian pies are called "double deckers" and include ingredients such as pepperoni, sausage and fresh vegetables with low-fat (read: less greasy) cheese and dough made from scratch. The steamed jumbo hot dogs from Red Hot Chicago have toppings like pickles, lettuce, tomato, celery salt, onions and hot peppers, and there are char dogs and foot long options as well. Also on the menu are pickles on a stick, ravioli with sliders, tamales, Italian beef pasta, two daily soups and eight signature burgers with ingredients like shrimp, blue cheese and onions and peppers. Grab a seat and watch one of the four flat-screened TVs and take in the Chicago-esque sports and architecture memorabilia lining the walls.