An Ode to Chicago Dogs

The Windy City's winningest street food is a glorious celebration of flavor on a bun. When it comes to handheld deliciousness, Chicago is the top dog.

An Ode to Chicago Dogs

The Windy City's winningest street food is a glorious celebration of flavor on a bun. When it comes to handheld deliciousness, Chicago is the top dog.

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Chicago knows how to make the nation’s best hot dog and this video is dedicated to all its savory glory. Start by taking a piping hot Vienna beef wiener and top it with sweet relish, diced onions, tomato slices, sport peppers and a sprinkle of celery salt.

“I’m on a roll,” you might think, but your Chicago Dog isn’t yet done. Add a dill pickle spear, it’s starting to become dill-icious.

Call it a hot dog, wiener or red hot, but in order to be a true Chicago Dog, there’s one last key ingredient: mustard! And if you dare to also put ketchup on your hot dog, expect to receive some serious shade from Chicagoans. Everyone in the Windy City knows that ketchup on your red hot is simply the wurst.

With a side of fries and an ice cold soda, the Chicago Dog is the best lunch around.

If you ever find yourself in Chicago, check out Chicago Eater’s recommendations for the best hot dogs in town!

The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago

  1. Allium Restaurant and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
  2. Big Guys Sausage Stand
  3. Byron’s Hot Dogs
  4. Chicago’s Dog House
  5. Duk’s Red Hots
  6. Fat Johnnies
  7. Fatso’s Last Stand
  8. Felony Franks
  9. Fred & Jack’s
  10. Gene & Jude’s
  11. Hot “G” Dog
  12. Jim’s Original Hot Dog
  13. Old Town Social
  14. Original Jimmy’s Red Hots
  15. Portillo’s
  16. Red Hot Ranch
  17. Superdawg Drive-In
  18. The Duck Inn
  19. The Wiener’s Circle
  20. Wolfy’s

 


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