Comments: Rejoice, you Vienna-Beef-less


That certainly brings back memories! I lived in Illinois for many years and a Vienna Dog was THE hot dog. The other big thing was the Italian beef sandwiches, which are quite good.


Although I respected the ketchup with hamburgers and mustard with hotdogs rule throughout my Chicago childhood, I flout it now. Gimme ketchup on my dog...along with the onions, relish, pickled jalepeno peppers, mustard, tomatoes and anything else on offer. Yum.

The best ones are at Brookfield zoo, IMHO. But that could be partly the atmosphere!

The only improvement to Barrett's description is to grill the dog instead of boiling or steaming! Yum-O! :-) We try not to eat them in front of our Dachshund, though. Bad karma... My mom had 3 jars of celery salt last time I rummaged in her spice drawer. Dad must buy one each time he gets a pack of dogs.

Grey's Papaya is inferior... please try Papaya King (on 86th St and 3rd Avenue) next time you are in NY... I dream about them from my snowy little village in Switzerland... (I haven't had the privilege of trying Chicago hot dogs though)


As a self proclaimed expert in Hot Dogs, Cheese burgers, fries and steak au pouive, I can tell you unequivocally the only hot dog that goes past my lips straight for my heart and a tear of gratitude drops from my ever green eyes, is a Vienna Hot Dog. NO CATCHUP damn it Janet. I have had-these beauties any hour of day or night, white table cloth and silver service to dine and dashing to the airport. Hot damn I diggy that Dog OFFICIALLY RATED


Tina O

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