Best Of 2018

Best Windy City wiener: CHICAGO PAULIE’S

They say gas station food can often be the finest. If you need a quick Windy City weenie fix while in West Tampa, then head for Chicago Paulie’s, which has been dishing it out since 2009. The classic crunch of sport peppers and a pickle — plus that famous bright green relish and the rest of the fixin’s — are soothing, and the menu has other items (think slaw dogs, veggie burgers and chili dogs) to please all of your (taste) buds. 1301 N. Howard Ave., Tampa. 813-494-4275, chicagopaulie.com. —Ray Roa