Crab, shrimp, cucumber, ginger, wasabi
lots of things I've never tried in this thread. Sauerkraut is probably my favorite. Kimchi sounds really good, will try
Usually either relish & onions or spicy mustard, depending on what I'm in the mood for. I usually put sauerkraut on kielbasa, but I've never really thought to put it on a regular hot dog before. Maybe I'll try that at some point.
I'll usually have a Chicago style dog without tomato, or, mustard, bbq sauce, and relish
I have a "Chicago dog" every time I end up in O'hare airport for a layover. Very tasty, the pickled pepper on it is a really good topping.
God rest your soul
Hah, layovers suck but to be honest I'm always so tired that they all suck more or less equally, regardless of what airport I end up at. I'm just happy I'm able to travel to see family and such.
Crispy fried onions are the best.
If you have ever been to a convention or concert or other big event, and seen those street vendors out front with the grill carts grilling hot dogs, buy one. They are the absolute best and I always get one when I have the chance, even though they are usually a bit overpriced.
Here in California they are always wrapped in a strip of bacon, and usually the vendor will add ketchup, mustard, mayo, grilled onions, and a piece of jalapeno if you ask for it. It may just be a California thing, I'm not sure. They taste amazing fresh off the cart and usually cost $6 or $7. If it's a big event, the venue will be swarming with grill carts.
That pepper is called a "sport". A proper Chicago style is poppy seed bun, all beef dog like a Vienna, celery salt, diced onion, atomic green relish, mustard, thin tomato wedges, sport peppers.
crispy fried onions, pickles, ketchup and mustard are all I need
Thanks for educating the people.
Everyone knows Chicago for the hot dogs and deep dish, but my favorite classic Chicagoan food is Italian beef, and I never hear out of towners talk about it.
Never order an “Italian beef” anywhere in the Midwest but Chicago. They do not know what it is and will try to kill you with whatever wretched sandwich they assume an Italian beef is.
Hot, sweet and make her dripping. The underrated speciality.