Chicago Hot Dogs
Grab a steamed poppy seed bun. Add a Vienna Hot Dog. Cover it with yellow mustard, bright green relish, fresh chopped onions, juicy red tomato wedges, a kosher-style pickle spear, a couple of spicy sport peppers and a dash of celery salt. Viola! You have a “Chicago Style” hot dog. This distinctive hot dog construction, with its renowned "salad on top", and combination of crisp and soft, warm and cold, sharp and smooth, became a true Chicago treat and deemed America's original fast food.
The Chicago Style dog started in the times leading up to and during the Great Depression from the Chicago street cart vendors. Money was tight for most Americans and the food vendors could offer a hot meal in a bun to the hungry for a mere nickel. Business was booming for these vendors and people couldn’t get enough of this delicious creation.
The Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame recognizes hot dog vendors, stands and delicatessens for their mouthwatering, award-winning Chicago Style dogs. Check out the following list of the best hot dog joints in Chicago:
· Portrillos - portillos.com
· Superdawg Drive In - superdawg.com
· Gene & Jude’s - geneandjudes.com
· Hot Doug’s - geneandjudes.com
· Wolfy’s - wolfyshotdogs.com
· Phil’s Last Stand - philslaststand.com
· Old Town Social - oldtownsocial.com
· Jimmy’s Red Hots - jimmysredhots.com
· Allium - alliumchicago.com