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Discussion in 'Midwest' started by VentureForth, Jun 3, 2011.
Q South, per chance? Ritas?
Now I've got a taste for Lindy's.
St. Rita, back when it was still on 63rd and Claremont. Good guess.
I guess you are right, that chili dogs are more common in hot dog stands here than I think? That said, I've ran into some local hot dog stands where sadly you can't order chili dogs. I.e. Gene and Jude's, Jimmy's, and there are a few others out there I'm forgetting.
Hadn't been to Portillo's in a while, but the fact they have a wide and big menu makes sense they'd serve chili dogs.
Now, if you throw a little (or a lot) of cold slaw on that baby, you'd have a "Chili Slaw Dog"!!! My Grand Father (Rome, Ga.), use to take me to a drive in diner that got me hooked for the rest of my life!!!! LOL
Chili dogs are readily available at just about every Chicago hot dog stand. Just don't ask for a coney, you'll probably get a blank stare.
I agree with you, at least on the part about not trying to order one as a 'coney dog' at a Chicago area fast food stand! Unfortunately as about how often chili dogs are available, I sometimes for sure run into hot dog stands where you sadly can't order such a dog(i.e. Gene and Jude's). Granted I know NOT all hot dog stands are that very limited in their menu, and that thankfully some do offer chili dogs.
Sadly, I can't think of many local places that offer slaw dogs. Other than America's Dog and Burger(which sadly not long ago closed their last 2 Loop locations, though they still hang on at O'Hare Airport and Navy Pier), I can't think of anywhere else locally where you could order a slaw dog. And as for a chili slaw dog, I may have to try that idea one of these days!
BTW though this note isn't about Chicago, I've always LOVED the slaw dogs at The Varsity in Atlanta, Athens, and in a few other Atlanta suburbs!
It bothers me that a lot of Chicago hot dog places refuse to offer buns without poppy seeds as an option.
Since when do hot dog buns come with poppy seeds? I've only seen plain buns in the stores here. Maybe it's a Chicago thing?
A proper Chicago hot dog is served on a poppy seed bun.
Just like the debate over Chicago style Pizza vs New York Pizza, lots of Detroiters, New Yorkers etc. will tell you that a proper Hot Dog Bun is a Pretzel Bun, a Standard White Flour Bun.,a Whole Wheat Bun or now days, a Glutten Free Bun!
I Love Chicago style Dogs, but the Detroit Dogs, Coneys in New York, and the Texas Chili Dogs are also Fast Food Nirvana!
Unabashed commercial plug for the Houston version of an American institution. (James Coney Island...direct link).
After 21 hours on the Lake Shore Limited, I can highly recommend Gold Coast Dogs in Union Station. On the upper level food court as it was in 2012.
Will be trying this on upcoming trip to Chicago!
The version offered by Shake Shack, the Chicadawg, is great.
It all works together even though I'm not wild about some of the fixings normally.
OK--- Ya talked me in to it.
Where's the beef
Unfortunately the "Al's Roast Beef" location close to Union Station closed, but there are plenty of joints you can get Roast Beef Sandwiches ( with Grilled Italian Peppers and Onions!)and Chicago Dogs( Brats @ Gold Coast Dogs are especially Good!) in the Windy City!
Plenty of Pizza Joints too if that's your Muse!
On the menu and in stock. I’m more of a bratwurst guy, myself
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