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  1. Danielle
    Danielle April 17, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    Hands down the best vegetarian hot dog in Chicago comes from Hot Doug’s. All the classic CHICAGO toppings, although I like mine sans celery salt. They even have veggie corn dogs if you are so inclined. To avoid the longer lines try to make it for lunch during the week. I wish they delivered.

  2. Cat
    Cat April 17, 2009 at 11:31 am |

    I still like to eat my dogs with white gloves on. But that’s me, I’m a classy lady.

  3. Richo
    Richo April 17, 2009 at 11:55 am |

    I have always wondered why they are called sport peppers. Cmon, sport peppers? Can anyone explain this?

  4. Ellen
    Ellen April 17, 2009 at 12:16 pm |

    I don’t even like hot dogs, but I like the idea of eating them with gloves on! Next time I go to the Cubs game, I’m going to pretend like I’m eating a hot dog but with PURPLE gloves on. (I love purple.)

  5. Randall
    Randall April 17, 2009 at 12:27 pm |

    While this might be the least manly statement ever, encased meats make me cringe.

  6. Spinner
    Spinner April 20, 2009 at 6:26 am |

    I loves me some wieners–and heaven help the poor soul that puts ketchup on their dog around me. That’s the 11th Commandment ’round these parts!

  7. jason
    jason April 20, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    there is a great bit about the hot dog in ken burns baseball. he claimed it was invented by a guy that was selling ice cream during a cold game. no wanted wnated the cream, so he went to a bakery and got wraps (buns) for his sausages.

  8. Spinner
    Spinner April 20, 2009 at 7:30 pm |

    There’s a fun exhibit at the Chicago Historical Society’s kids’ section–there’s a human-sized bun that you lie in while you have a pal pile giant toppings–giant fake tomatoes, peppers, onions, etc. Hilarious.

  9. Dave
    Dave February 24, 2010 at 11:06 am |

    Detroit-style Coney Island hot dogs FTW!

  10. Delmer
    Delmer October 12, 2012 at 12:10 pm |

    I once had a sub shop guy tell me they didn’t have hot peppers.. twice (once after I said “huh?”). After his long pause and blank stare.. he asked me “do you mean sport peppers?”. Yeah steimey.. and I do want fries with that. That was 5 years ago.. it took till just now for me to give a crap and search to find this info :) Never went back to that place.

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