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  • Post #211 - June 24th, 2019, 7:30 pm
    Post #211 - June 24th, 2019, 7:30 pm Post #211 - June 24th, 2019, 7:30 pm
    You know there's too many lawyers when whether something is a sandwich or not is being decided in a court case.
    IIRC, BurgerFi uses hamburger buns that are not quite sliced through, leaving a little flap of bread at the rear. They use those half wrappings that seem popular with upscale burger places, that allow you to hold and eat a burger without juices and toppings squeezing out the sides and rear.
    Is the legal standard for what constitutes a sandwich dependent on having 2 individual pieces of bread? What about a hoagie?
  • Post #212 - June 25th, 2019, 12:28 am
    Post #212 - June 25th, 2019, 12:28 am Post #212 - June 25th, 2019, 12:28 am
    Ok, everyone should read these legal treatises about sandwiches and move on to starting another ketchup debate.

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/501011/5 ... ording-law

    https://www.avalara.com/us/en/blog/2014 ... sdays.html

    http://www.minnesotalawreview.org/2019/ ... -sandwich/
  • Post #213 - July 1st, 2019, 12:12 pm
    Post #213 - July 1st, 2019, 12:12 pm Post #213 - July 1st, 2019, 12:12 pm
    Had a look at some of those links, Scott, thanks. I suppose it makes sense to fight in court over what is and isn't a sandwich when the restaurant lease contract says the landlord can't lease to any other places that sell sandwiches.
    So basically Texas says a burrito is a sandwich and Massachusetts says it isn't. Makes sense, Texas has so much Mexican heritage that tacos/burritos are considered the Mexican version of burgers/sandwiches there.

    FWIW, I love ketchup on my hot dogs. Ketchup, mustard, little onion or pickle or relish, on a good quality all-beef dog, with or without natural casing, I'm a happy man.
  • Post #214 - July 1st, 2019, 5:05 pm
    Post #214 - July 1st, 2019, 5:05 pm Post #214 - July 1st, 2019, 5:05 pm
    I came across this photogenic post today:
    https://old.reddit.com/r/food/comments/ ... e_hot_dog/

    I already don't approve but admit I'm curious.
  • Post #215 - July 1st, 2019, 5:09 pm
    Post #215 - July 1st, 2019, 5:09 pm Post #215 - July 1st, 2019, 5:09 pm
    BrendanR wrote:I came across this photogenic post today:
    https://old.reddit.com/r/food/comments/ ... e_hot_dog/

    I already don't approve but admit I'm curious.

    From Fat Rice Bakery, right? They really are delicious.

    =R=
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  • Post #216 - July 3rd, 2019, 4:27 pm
    Post #216 - July 3rd, 2019, 4:27 pm Post #216 - July 3rd, 2019, 4:27 pm
    Tip top natural casing dogs from Wolfy's, two dogs, fries and a drink for $7.59 (2a) hit the spot. I responded "everything" and they did not "cut some corners*" even if my pics don't show the surprisingly ~blah tomatoes which I removed.

    WolfysP59.jpg Natural Casing Vienna Hot Dogs

    Wolfy's, count me a Fan!

    *see 5th post in this thread

    Wolfy's
    2734 W Peterson Ave
    Chicago, IL 60659
    773-743-0207
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #217 - July 9th, 2019, 10:16 am
    Post #217 - July 9th, 2019, 10:16 am Post #217 - July 9th, 2019, 10:16 am
    I haven't been to Wolfy's in years but do pass by it occasionally, one of these days I'm going to have to make sure I'm hungry when I do and stop in.
    Tried Gene and Jude's for the first time ever last week, it was very good. The mustard had a bit of a different taste than standard yellow, not sure if it's their own recipe. But mustard, relish, onions and sport peppers (pretty mild, not much heat) made for nice toppings, and the steamed bun and especially the natural casing vienna dog (full of flavor and seasoning) completed the experience. I even liked the fries too, they weren't crispy, except for the small pieces, but they were fully cooked and well-salted. Overall I'd go here again if I was in the neighborhood.
  • Post #218 - July 9th, 2019, 11:05 am
    Post #218 - July 9th, 2019, 11:05 am Post #218 - July 9th, 2019, 11:05 am
    "In the neighborhood..."

    I have a friend in Lake Forest who will gladly give anyone a drive to O'Hare, because his ritual includes a stop at Gene and Jude's.

    It is all about Gene and Jude's for him.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
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  • Post #219 - July 9th, 2019, 12:35 pm
    Post #219 - July 9th, 2019, 12:35 pm Post #219 - July 9th, 2019, 12:35 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:"In the neighborhood..."

    I have a friend in Lake Forest who will gladly give anyone a drive to O'Hare, because his ritual includes a stop at Gene and Jude's.

    It is all about Gene and Jude's for him.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Talk about good karma. I love that idea. Except for the Gene and Jude's part as I am not really a fan. But I've taken friends to Paradise Pup on the way to O'Hare which was a win-win for everyone. Maybe next time I fly I'll contact your friend. And he'll like the timing since I try not to fly in the morning.
  • Post #220 - July 9th, 2019, 1:19 pm
    Post #220 - July 9th, 2019, 1:19 pm Post #220 - July 9th, 2019, 1:19 pm
    Uther wrote:Tried Gene and Jude's for the first time ever last week, it was very good.... Overall I'd go here again if I was in the neighborhood.


    It's a good stop after visiting Hala Kahiki, the tiki bar a block or so away. Tiki drinks with a hot dog chaser is always a winning combination..
  • Post #221 - October 8th, 2019, 8:50 pm
    Post #221 - October 8th, 2019, 8:50 pm Post #221 - October 8th, 2019, 8:50 pm
    Another place we visited on our hotdog crawl last week (remember The Salad Dog and Dogzilla? :) ).

    8607E8F3-12D3-406C-8C8E-7B99C6B70EC1.jpeg The Definitive Depression Style Hotdog
    Mustard, chopped onion, green relish, sport peppers

    Jimmy's Red Hots
    4000 W Grand Ave, Chicago

    From the ridiculous to the sublime. A Depression Dog at its finest. :)

    My Bride and I decided to have a picnic, pulled out chairs from the trunk and ate next to the sidewalk.

    They have an extremely limited menu so I thought I would take a walk on the wild side and order The Combo! A Vienna Polish and a Hotdog on one bun!

    6F2FDDE4-D379-46E1-B525-8A558DF8BCF2.jpeg

    While we were eating the daughter of the owner came out to sweep and I couldn’t resist to ask her about the new menu item, Cheese Sauce by the Cup? She laughed and mentioned it was time to come into the 20th century. The first new menu item in 45 years.

    She also came back out with a bottle of water for our pooch.

    Great as always. Fries were spot on, sweet soft interior with a touch of a crunch on the out. Might ask for them well done next time.
    Last edited by Panther in the Den on October 10th, 2019, 3:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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  • Post #222 - October 10th, 2019, 3:48 pm
    Post #222 - October 10th, 2019, 3:48 pm Post #222 - October 10th, 2019, 3:48 pm
    Santander wrote:I know of two *Lucky* Dog stands in Berwyn, which are my favorite in the area. The better of the two is on about Lyman and Roosevelt (just west of Austin), but I can't find an address. The other is on Harlem and 16th Street.

    Lucky Dog kicks the casing off of Tasty Dog. I loathe the Lake Street Tasty Dog in Oak Park. Loathe.

    Finishing our aborted trifecta from last week.

    47093F31-39B3-42C0-88F9-E08CD9D571CB.jpeg A Traditional Chicago Style Hotdog
    Mustard, chopped onion, green relish (often neon), sport peppers, pickle spear, tomato slice, celery salt

    Lucky Dog
    6043 Roosevelt Rd, Cicero
    (a Vienna Hall of Fame recipient)

    Just fine! Was sure to ask about the celery salt that I didn’t detect it on our last visit. I think the put a little extra on this time which was fine with me. :)

    Bun could’ve been a little fresher and the pickles were great!

    Crinkle cut frozen fries had a nice crunch but the few extra crispy ones were great. Nacho cheese sauce.

    Tamale in plastic just a touch soft but fine.

    Just perfect for a between meal snack. :)
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #223 - October 10th, 2019, 4:02 pm
    Post #223 - October 10th, 2019, 4:02 pm Post #223 - October 10th, 2019, 4:02 pm
    spinynorman99 wrote:It's a good stop after visiting Hala Kahiki, the tiki bar a block or so away. Tiki drinks with a hot dog chaser is always a winning combination..

    You might know...

    Carnivore Oak Park
    1042 Pleasant St, Oak Park

    ... has been having a weekend (Friday or Saturday) popups providing Hawaiian Musubi (Spam Sushi) using their housemade Spam? :)
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat

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