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Josh’s Hot Dogs owner Josh Kaplan (right) preps Josh’s Famous Spicy Polish for serving with employees Gerardo Castro (middle) and Hugo Ochoa Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Franks and Beats lunch during Food Network In Concert at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park. Photos by Heather Warthen/22nd Century Media.
Food Network chefs (left to right) Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Anne Burrell and Geoffrey Zakarian sample hot dogs before choosing the top dog.
Ken Stout of Lisle takes a bite of Josh’s Famous Spicy Polish.
Food Network chefs Marc Murphy (left) and Anne Burrell share a hot dog.
Heather Warthen, Contributing Editor
1:05 pm CDT September 22, 2014

From duck and foie gras to chicken sausage and steamed tamales, the competition was a battle for best hot dog Saturday, Sept. 20, at Food Network In Concert’s Franks and Beats luncheon at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park.

Northbrook's own Josh’s Hot Dogs was one of nine restaurants – and the lone suburban eatery – to compete in the event that was judged by not only attendees but also Food Network chefs Anne Burrell, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy and Geoffrey Zakarian.