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chicago hotdog quest

When I was in Chicago I visited my Dad:


I really wanted a real Chicago style hot dog which you can't really get done right anywhere else. A it's a Vienna beef dog:


On a steamed poppy seed bun, with bright green relish, mustard, diced onion, tomato slices, pickle slices, sport peppers, and ideally celery salt on top. Sounds gross, I know, but really it's an ideal combination of sweet, spicy, and succulent salty flavors. It's one of my favorite foods of all times.


We went out to get one. It was pretty good, but the dog itself was a little mushy, and no poppy seed bun. Guess I'll just have to wait until next year when I'll get another crack at it.


It's hard to believe my boyfriends favorite food is miscellaneous carrion off a slaughterhouse floor squeezed into a tube and wedged into a poppyseed bun.

To each their own, I guess.

I thank the Gods(and your mom)however, that you can really cook an awesome, healthy, licious meal.

There's alot to be said for miscellaneous carrion off the slaughterhouse floor. Heck, I would venture to say it is an awesome healthy delicious meal.

If it was not for a steady diet of Doritos, Mountain Dew, and other junk food, we would never have experienced the kinsmanship we have had over the decades...even if Dan did send me to the E/R cuz of it

Say what?! That sounds like quite a story. What happened?

Come on, spill the beans!

Hey, it sure is fun when you guys get together and reminisce about the good old days.

When Dan was a young 'un, we used to refer to (non Vienna) hotdogs as pig lips. It is true that once one has developed a taste for a Chi dog it is a true comfort food. Next time get yourself to a Portillo's.

Dan should really include the "Defilement of Anne Russell's White chair" story in the gruesome accident section (didn't include actuall injury to Daniel, but by proxy nearly killed Jason here). BTW Vienna hot dogs are not miscellaneous carrion, it's gormet carrion, scraped lovingly from only the best of slaughterhouse floors.