March 02, 2006

seeking the chicago dog

I had the kickass jumbo dog at the United Center, and that got me thinking: I've not had any other proper Chicago-style dog since I moved. So i started looking around for some. And taking tallasiandude to get some. And we found mostly sad, small weiners only vaguely in the same vicinity as the full salad+celery salt condiment array that is required.

So we did what any sane dog-seeker would do: We asked the homeless guy who asked us for money. He directed us to Tony's Place at Chicago and State. Which is open nice and late, and has a decent dog, but I am still searching. Maybe what I want is really a polish? I am imagining that a polish is a kielbasa, which is stronger flavored and thicker than I have in mind, but perhaps I am just mistaken about that.

Tony's Place

I've heard Gold Coast Dogs is good, and i want to go try Superdawg because those dog-statues on the roof crack me up. And my coworker says to try the Weiner's Circle but only late at night when drunk. Anyone with a good lead on a serious Chicago dog, with good beefy dog flavor underneath a piquant salad of dill pickle, mustard, hot sport peppers, onions, fresh tomato and celery salt, let me know. Thanks!

Posted by foodnerd at March 2, 2006 06:03 PM

Superdawg is great. Gene and Jude's is an excellent example of a 50s stand still doing everything the same. While you're there, stop by Johnnie's for THE beef.

Posted by: jenny at March 5, 2006 12:57 AM

fluky's is good.

portillo's turns out to be pretty good too.

Posted by: kristina at March 6, 2006 02:32 PM
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