Chicago Style Hot Dog (Dawg)

We make authentic Chicago Style Hot Dogs (Dawg). A Chicago-style hot dogChicago Dog, or Chicago Red Hot is an all-beef frankfurter on a poppy seed bun. The hot dog is topped with yellow mustard, chopped white onions, bright green sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, tomato slices or wedges, pickled sport peppers and a dash of celery salt.  The complete assembly of a Chicago hot dog is said to be “dragged through the garden” due to the many toppings. The method for cooking the hot dog itself varies depending on the vendor’s preference. Most often they are steamed, water-simmered, or less often grilled over charcoal.

The canonical recipe does not include ketchup, and there is a widely shared opinion among many Chicagoans and aficionados that ketchup is unacceptable.  A number of Chicago hot dog vendors do not offer ketchup as a condiment.

WhWhen in Chicago you should try out some of these places:
Any Chicago hot dog street vendor 🙂
The 20 Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago

Here are some pictures –

Our other Chicago Style entrees – Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza and Chicago Style Italian Beef Sandwich