How could the city’s oldest hot dog stand not serve up an iconic offering? Dave’s Red Hots opened near 12th and Homan in 1938 and lives on just down the block from its original location, old furniture and all. Like all the great hot dog stands of Chicago’s past, this one offers just a few menu items — the better to focus on what the place does best. For decades, West Siders have lined up willingly for the dogs. They don’t feature the full slate of Chicago ingredients, but each one shines: The snappy natural-casing all-beef franks are dressed with mustard, sport peppers, and a pickle (onions and relish are on request). Tender, fresh cut fries are plopped on top. $3.10; 3422 W. Roosevelt Rd., North Lawndale