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    Post #1 - August 28th, 2005, 3:31 pm
    Post #1 - August 28th, 2005, 3:31 pm Post #1 - August 28th, 2005, 3:31 pm
    Anyone looking to do a Labor Day burgers and hot dog grilling summer swan song would do well to pick up "Natural Casing Hot Franks" under the Joe Caputo & Sons store label. Some day they'll refer to Cadillacs as the "Caputo Natural Casing Hot Dog" of cars. No they won't, but boy, what a day that would be.

    At a Caputo's near you.
  • Post #2 - August 28th, 2005, 3:44 pm
    Post #2 - August 28th, 2005, 3:44 pm Post #2 - August 28th, 2005, 3:44 pm
    Yeah, well, thanks! Since I'm in KC for the semester, you ain't no help! besides to make my mouth water.

    BUT, so as to return the favor: I just bought *5 lbs* of fresh roasted Hatch greens at my nearby Latino superstore, for $5 gringo. Yee-hah!

    Looking forward to trying the Caputo's when I get up that way next month. Wonder where the nearest Caputo's is to Whitewater??

    Geo
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  • Post #3 - February 13th, 2010, 3:56 pm
    Post #3 - February 13th, 2010, 3:56 pm Post #3 - February 13th, 2010, 3:56 pm
    Where can I buy Vienna natural-casing dogs besides the factory store? Northside/Rogers Park ideal.
    "By the fig, the olive..." Surat Al-Teen, Mecca 95:1"
  • Post #4 - February 13th, 2010, 4:18 pm
    Post #4 - February 13th, 2010, 4:18 pm Post #4 - February 13th, 2010, 4:18 pm
    Habibi wrote:Where can I buy Vienna natural-casing dogs besides the factory store? Northside/Rogers Park ideal.


    Nowhere near Rogers Park, but:

    Elegance in Meat
    3135 Dundee Road
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    (847) 480-6328
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #5 - February 19th, 2010, 11:33 am
    Post #5 - February 19th, 2010, 11:33 am Post #5 - February 19th, 2010, 11:33 am
    Where can I buy Vienna natural-casing dogs besides the factory store? Northside/Rogers Park ideal.


    If you're in Rogers Park and haven't tried Romanian Kosher dogs then you're missing out. On Clark and Touhy.
  • Post #6 - February 19th, 2010, 11:46 am
    Post #6 - February 19th, 2010, 11:46 am Post #6 - February 19th, 2010, 11:46 am
    spinynorman99 wrote:If you're in Rogers Park and haven't tried Romanian Kosher dogs then you're missing out. On Clark and Touhy.

    Romanian Kosher offers a tasty dog, all beef, balanced spicing, subtle garlic, but it is a skinless hot dog, not natural casing.

    Romanian Kosher Sausage Company
    7200 N Clark St
    Chicago, IL 60626
    773-761-4141
    Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without.

    Low & Slow
  • Post #7 - February 19th, 2010, 1:27 pm
    Post #7 - February 19th, 2010, 1:27 pm Post #7 - February 19th, 2010, 1:27 pm
    I agree with Romanian Kosher Suasage - excellent hot dogs - especially the garlic dogs - but they are not natural casing but don't hold that against them - the issue is with the ablity to obtain kosher natural casings.

    BTW while you are there also pick up a salami for another taste treat
  • Post #8 - February 20th, 2010, 6:04 pm
    Post #8 - February 20th, 2010, 6:04 pm Post #8 - February 20th, 2010, 6:04 pm
    I have some laying around.
  • Post #9 - February 20th, 2010, 6:29 pm
    Post #9 - February 20th, 2010, 6:29 pm Post #9 - February 20th, 2010, 6:29 pm
    weinstein5 wrote:I agree with Romanian Kosher Suasage - excellent hot dogs - especially the garlic dogs - but they are not natural casing but don't hold that against them - the issue is with the ablity to obtain kosher natural casings.

    Kosher is not an issue for me so I do, in fact, hold that against them.

    Agree on Romanian's salami, one of my favorites, especially the drier versions.
    Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without.

    Low & Slow
  • Post #10 - March 24th, 2010, 5:20 pm
    Post #10 - March 24th, 2010, 5:20 pm Post #10 - March 24th, 2010, 5:20 pm
    FYI
    I was at Dominick's today and they had Nathan's (buy one get one free) natural casing for $5.49
  • Post #11 - September 18th, 2010, 11:58 pm
    Post #11 - September 18th, 2010, 11:58 pm Post #11 - September 18th, 2010, 11:58 pm
    Habibi wrote:Where can I buy Vienna natural-casing dogs besides the factory store? Northside/Rogers Park ideal.


    Anywhere near Oak Park to get specifically Vienna natural-casing dogs?

    I checked the online store:
    Vienna Natural Casing Hot Dog Pack
    The same premium beef dogs Chicagoans have loved for more than 100 years, with extra snap to the bite, thanks to our Sheep natural casings. The way sausages used to be!

    Includes:
    •30 Natural Casing Hot Dogs
    Price includes 2 day shipping Price: $89.99


    $3 per dog?! Wow.
  • Post #12 - September 19th, 2010, 8:25 pm
    Post #12 - September 19th, 2010, 8:25 pm Post #12 - September 19th, 2010, 8:25 pm
    The only place I have found them is at the factory store (not to be confused with the online store which is very expensive) at 2501 N Damen.They are sold in bulk by the lb and come in a couple of different sizes.ex.8-1 10-1
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  • Post #13 - September 19th, 2010, 9:00 pm
    Post #13 - September 19th, 2010, 9:00 pm Post #13 - September 19th, 2010, 9:00 pm
    Thanks Marshal K, I guess a trip to the store is in my future.
    I hope they're cheaper in the store.
  • Post #14 - September 19th, 2010, 9:06 pm
    Post #14 - September 19th, 2010, 9:06 pm Post #14 - September 19th, 2010, 9:06 pm
    They'll be about $4-5/lb at the factory store, I believe. You should also be able to buy 5lb boxes if you want the 8-1 size.
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  • Post #15 - January 30th, 2018, 9:40 pm
    Post #15 - January 30th, 2018, 9:40 pm Post #15 - January 30th, 2018, 9:40 pm
    Does anyone have any updated places to buy natural casing hot dogs in NW Suburbs? Elegance in meat has closed in Northbrook.
    Thanks!
  • Post #16 - January 31st, 2018, 4:45 pm
    Post #16 - January 31st, 2018, 4:45 pm Post #16 - January 31st, 2018, 4:45 pm
    The Vienna Beef factory store, located at 2501 N Elston Ave in Chicago, still offers natural casing hot dogs by the piece, pound, or 10 pound case.
    Current availability:
    Hot Dogs
    8/1
    6/1
    2/1
    Polish
    5/1

    CSD
    Born and raised in Chicago, escaped to Wisconsin.
  • Post #17 - January 31st, 2018, 9:56 pm
    Post #17 - January 31st, 2018, 9:56 pm Post #17 - January 31st, 2018, 9:56 pm
    Any number of Polish/Eastern European grocery stores carry natural casing hot dogs, just saw some today at KD Market on Elmhurst Rd in Mount Prospect
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #18 - February 1st, 2018, 10:59 am
    Post #18 - February 1st, 2018, 10:59 am Post #18 - February 1st, 2018, 10:59 am
    If you want some real good ones, go to www.vollwerth.com and order a package of bulk ones. This is a Yooper company over 100 years old based in Hancock, Michigan. I grew up with them, but still hard to beat. In Milwaukee, Karl's Country Market on Pilgrim and Silver Spring makes very good ones.
  • Post #19 - February 1st, 2018, 2:24 pm
    Post #19 - February 1st, 2018, 2:24 pm Post #19 - February 1st, 2018, 2:24 pm
    Hi,

    When I am at Usingers in Milwaukee, I buy a supply to keep the family happy.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #20 - February 2nd, 2018, 7:59 am
    Post #20 - February 2nd, 2018, 7:59 am Post #20 - February 2nd, 2018, 7:59 am
    Puckjam wrote:If you want some real good ones, go to http://www.vollwerth.com and order a package of bulk ones.

    Have not tried Vollwerth but if you are inclined to order online, or take a short road trip to Sheboygan, Miesfeld's natural casing hot dogs are tops in my book. Distinct natural casing snap with accompanying spurt of juicy goodness, noticeable spice and a solid hit of garlic. I've ordered bulk brats and dogs from Miesfeld's in the past and was pleased with the service and product. I should also mention the ever accurate Steve Z and Smoque's Barry Sorkin agree.

    If one visits Sheyboygan they will be well served by reading Antonious's posts from 2009. The Creatures that ate Sheboygan...

    Miesfeld's Natural Casing Hot Dogs, Count me a Fan!

    Miesfeld's Meat Market
    4811 Venture Drive
    Sheboygan, WI 53083
    (920) 565-6328
    http://miesfelds.com/
    Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without.

    Low & Slow
  • Post #21 - February 2nd, 2018, 11:49 am
    Post #21 - February 2nd, 2018, 11:49 am Post #21 - February 2nd, 2018, 11:49 am
    Before I did a blind tasting, I would swear that Usinger’s veal wieners (wiener is Usingers’ for natural casing) were my favorite.
    But Vienna Natural casing beat out Usinger’s veal and Usingers’ beef Weiner's hands down for three tasters’s.
    Probably the exposure to years of Bull’s games at the old Chicago Stadium and before that to Hot Dog Carts!
    BTW, on my last trip last summer to the Vienna Factory Store, they told me that they would eventually close that location and move to the new factory location.-Richard
  • Post #22 - February 2nd, 2018, 5:47 pm
    Post #22 - February 2nd, 2018, 5:47 pm Post #22 - February 2nd, 2018, 5:47 pm
    budrichard wrote:Before I did a blind tasting, I would swear that Usinger’s veal wieners (wiener is Usingers’ for natural casing) were my favorite.
    But Vienna Natural casing beat out Usinger’s veal and Usingers’ beef Weiner's hands down for three tasters’s.

    Have you tried Miesfeld's natural casing hot dogs? While I very much enjoy Vienna natural casing dogs Miesfeld's is #1, though I see a blind tasting in my near future.

    Miesfeld's natural casing hot dogs, count me a Fan!
    Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without.

    Low & Slow
  • Post #23 - February 3rd, 2018, 1:47 am
    Post #23 - February 3rd, 2018, 1:47 am Post #23 - February 3rd, 2018, 1:47 am
    budrichard wrote:Before I did a blind tasting, I would swear that Usinger’s veal wieners (wiener is Usingers’ for natural casing) were my favorite.
    But Vienna Natural casing beat out Usinger’s veal and Usingers’ beef Weiner's hands down for three tasters’s.
    Probably the exposure to years of Bull’s games at the old Chicago Stadium and before that to Hot Dog Carts!
    BTW, on my last trip last summer to the Vienna Factory Store, they told me that they would eventually close that location and move to the new factory location.-Richard


    Bud,
    We moved the production from Damen & Fullerton to Pershing & Morgan in December of 2015. The north side building still houses the factory store, customer service, sales, marketing, and Hot Dog University. A new factory store was opened across the street from the south side plant.
    CSD
    Born and raised in Chicago, escaped to Wisconsin.
  • Post #24 - February 3rd, 2018, 2:36 pm
    Post #24 - February 3rd, 2018, 2:36 pm Post #24 - February 3rd, 2018, 2:36 pm
    chicagostyledog wrote:
    budrichard wrote:Before I did a blind tasting, I would swear that Usinger’s veal wieners (wiener is Usingers’ for natural casing) were my favorite.
    But Vienna Natural casing beat out Usinger’s veal and Usingers’ beef Weiner's hands down for three tasters’s.
    Probably the exposure to years of Bull’s games at the old Chicago Stadium and before that to Hot Dog Carts!
    BTW, on my last trip last summer to the Vienna Factory Store, they told me that they would eventually close that location and move to the new factory location.-Richard


    Bud,
    We moved the production from Damen & Fullerton to Pershing & Morgan in December of 2015. The north side building still houses the factory store, customer service, sales, marketing, and Hot Dog University. A new factory store was opened across the street from the south side plant.
    CSD


    That store serves up fantastic dogs and maxwell polishes as well. They serve corned beef and pastrami sandwiches as well. But, those just are not as good as Manny's!

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