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  • Post #31 - December 13th, 2010, 4:16 pm
    Post #31 - December 13th, 2010, 4:16 pm Post #31 - December 13th, 2010, 4:16 pm
    jazzman wrote:Thanks for all the great replys. Answering some of the questions .....

    Yes- I'm looking more for the LEONS type hot dog...
    my cousin does not like the SNAP.

    Yes... Bowsers is GONE. Bowser and Taste Haste both served Leons
    Nicks on Belmont served Slotkowski

    Because of the snap .....Vienna and Red Hot Chicago is similar...
    as is David Berg and Leos Coneys.
    Supersawg didnt go over to big either.

    He kinda liked Dairy Queen but .....

    I'll check out Bills, Parse's and a few other suggestion.

    If anyone else has suggestions - I'll be checking for your posts..

    Thanks to all


    http://www.rainforestcafe.com/pdf/menus/kidsMenu.pdf
  • Post #32 - December 14th, 2010, 5:21 pm
    Post #32 - December 14th, 2010, 5:21 pm Post #32 - December 14th, 2010, 5:21 pm
    jazzman wrote:my cousin does not like the SNAP.

    Thanks to all

    Per Stevez's suggestion to try a skinless you might want to seek out a Byron's:
    1017 West Irving Park Road, Chicago - (773) 281-7474
    1701 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago - (773) 271-0900
    Objects in mirror appear to be losing.
  • Post #33 - December 14th, 2010, 9:17 pm
    Post #33 - December 14th, 2010, 9:17 pm Post #33 - December 14th, 2010, 9:17 pm
    Rene G wrote:The Sahlen family has been making sausages in Buffalo since 1869 but they don't make white hots.

    I stand corrected. That was a description given me at Franks for the Memories. The sausages from Sahlen's they serve are made from pork and beef, and much paler, more coarsely constituted, softer and juicier than Chicago-style hot dogs -- more like bratwurst. I don't know how it compares to Ted's.

    Here's one "with everything" as served at Franks for the Memories (which is better known locally for its Buffalo wings than its dogs, perhaps for a reason ... yes, that's ketchup).

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  • Post #34 - December 15th, 2010, 10:10 am
    Post #34 - December 15th, 2010, 10:10 am Post #34 - December 15th, 2010, 10:10 am
    While running errands yesterday afternoon I made a quick stop by the drive-thru at the Portillos on North Ave in Northlake (across from Sam's). I ordered a Maxwell St. polish, and a Hot Dog with everything. (Sorry no pictures)

    The Polish was excellent. Perfectly cooked, it had just the right amount of snap in the casing, great all beef, garlic, spice flavors. The grilled onions were great, carmelized, but still with a little bit of "tooth" to them and the bun was nicely steamed without being too soft

    The Hot Dog on the other hand was disappointing. Not sure if they have changed their source, but the one I had yesterday was sub-par. The Dog had none of the familiar "snap". It bordered on being mushy and flavorless. The bun was also over steamed and mushy and the relish was "off" tasting, not the normal bright pickle relish flavor that was expected.

    Maybe it was just a bad time of the day, long enough after the lunch rush that they were serving what was left, and by that time it had spent to much time in the steamer, etc.

    I haven't had that problem at a Portillos before, but I usually am there with the rest of the crowds.
  • Post #35 - December 15th, 2010, 10:48 am
    Post #35 - December 15th, 2010, 10:48 am Post #35 - December 15th, 2010, 10:48 am
    This being the land of Vienna Beef and with their product being so damn good, I'm happy with what selection we got (a whole lot). But with that said, another spot not mentioned on this list, although it is seasonal, is Wrigley Field. Sure there's a hefty cover charge to get in but you cant beat the atmosphere...but even the child's play hot dogs are better than the product on the field.

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    Clark and Addison
  • Post #36 - December 18th, 2010, 3:18 pm
    Post #36 - December 18th, 2010, 3:18 pm Post #36 - December 18th, 2010, 3:18 pm
    LAZ wrote:
    Rene G wrote:The Sahlen family has been making sausages in Buffalo since 1869 but they don't make white hots.

    I stand corrected. That was a description given me at Franks for the Memories. The sausages from Sahlen's they serve are made from pork and beef, and much paler, more coarsely constituted, softer and juicier than Chicago-style hot dogs -- more like bratwurst. I don't know how it compares to Ted's.

    I'm surprised the Buffalonians at Franks for the Memories would describe them as white hots (maybe they're Rochesterites in disguise?). Their hot dogs are similar to Ted's, though Ted's grills over real charcoal and tears the sausages with forks as they cook, giving them more char and a smokier flavor. Also the condimentation can be a little different. Ketchup is not verboten in Buffalo but many opt for Ted's signature "hot sauce" instead.

    The seven Ted's in Western NY serve three types of Sahlen's hot dogs (regular, foot-long and beef) as well as Italian and Polish sausages. I was surprised to see the eighth Ted's in Tempe, Arizona also has white hots and bratwurst on the menu. I have no idea why they broke with many decades of Ted's tradition.

    The Sahlen's hot dogs at Franks for the Memories are significantly different than any Vienna wiener and would seem like an excellent suggestion for jazzman's cousin. Except that they are natural casing as you can see in the photo below. Who knows? Maybe a char-grilled natural casing dog would be acceptable. It's more crispy than snappy.

    Hot dog, everything, Franks for the Memories
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    Franks for the Memories
    645 E Hawley St
    Mundelein IL
    847-949-9464
  • Post #37 - December 19th, 2010, 2:54 pm
    Post #37 - December 19th, 2010, 2:54 pm Post #37 - December 19th, 2010, 2:54 pm
    Rene G wrote:I'm surprised the Buffalonians at Franks for the Memories would describe them as white hots (maybe they're Rochesterites in disguise?).

    As I understand it, the parents/founders came from Buffalo. Not the son who's running it now or the employee who gave me a bum steer.

    Rene G wrote:The Sahlen's hot dogs at Franks for the Memories are significantly different than any Vienna wiener and would seem like an excellent suggestion for jazzman's cousin. Except that they are natural casing as you can see in the photo below. Who knows? Maybe a char-grilled natural casing dog would be acceptable. It's more crispy than snappy.

    Yes, they're very tasty (as are the wings), but I would order sans ketchup next time.

    http://www.franksforthememories.com
  • Post #38 - January 8th, 2011, 8:56 am
    Post #38 - January 8th, 2011, 8:56 am Post #38 - January 8th, 2011, 8:56 am
    Try parsi`s on higgins a block or two East of Harlem. Good dogs.
  • Post #39 - January 26th, 2011, 9:20 pm
    Post #39 - January 26th, 2011, 9:20 pm Post #39 - January 26th, 2011, 9:20 pm
    So far Parse's on Higgins and Bill's in Evanston have filled the Void. Will try others as time permits. Thanks to all.
  • Post #40 - November 19th, 2012, 3:11 pm
    Post #40 - November 19th, 2012, 3:11 pm Post #40 - November 19th, 2012, 3:11 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:Parse's Red Hots
    7049 West Higgins Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60656-1976
    (773) 763-9693

    Stopped there today. The non-Vienna was tasty. Nice Chicago Dog.

    Image
    Tomato as fresh and tasty as could be and the dash of celery salt topped it off nicely.

    Image
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #41 - April 20th, 2017, 9:21 am
    Post #41 - April 20th, 2017, 9:21 am Post #41 - April 20th, 2017, 9:21 am
    Does anyone know how long Nick's hot dogs on Belmont has been closed?
  • Post #42 - September 25th, 2019, 8:01 am
    Post #42 - September 25th, 2019, 8:01 am Post #42 - September 25th, 2019, 8:01 am
    Okay! A topic about being different.

    We are all familiar with the standards and less than standard but still, Vienna, Redhot Chicago, David Berg, Eisenberg, Slotkowski, Leon’s, Sinai...

    From time to time I seek a different flavor profile from our humble hotdogs. Anyone know of any others?

    ———————————

    Superdawg Drive-In
    6363 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
    (also in Wheeling)

    Pop's Italian Beef & Sausage
    8001 Ogden Ave, Lyons
    (and other locations)

    Parky's Hot Dogs
    329 S Harlem Ave, Forest Park
    (griddled Vienna all beef also available)

    Jr's Hot Dogs Inc
    6335 95th St, Oak Lawn

    Big Guy's Sausage Stand
    7021 Roosevelt Rd Roosevelt Road, Berwyn

    Henry's Drive-In
    6031 Ogden Ave, Cicero
    (unconfirmed)

    Fluky's
    5630 Touhy Ave, Niles

    Parse's Red Hots (RIP)
    7049 West Higgins Avenue, Chicago
    Last edited by Panther in the Den on September 25th, 2019, 7:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
    "Very good... but not my favorite." ~ Johnny Depp as Roux the Gypsy in Chocolat
  • Post #43 - September 25th, 2019, 12:15 pm
    Post #43 - September 25th, 2019, 12:15 pm Post #43 - September 25th, 2019, 12:15 pm
    Portillo's uses a custom Vienna Beef blend.
  • Post #44 - September 4th, 2020, 12:04 am
    Post #44 - September 4th, 2020, 12:04 am Post #44 - September 4th, 2020, 12:04 am
    Many of the smaller Greek-owned hot dog stands (trailers) back in the day served Slotkowski hot dogs which were pork based and much lighter in color than Vienna.
    I consumed too many to count in my youth at Nick's on Belmont and La Vergne.
  • Post #45 - September 4th, 2020, 10:03 am
    Post #45 - September 4th, 2020, 10:03 am Post #45 - September 4th, 2020, 10:03 am
    JeffB wrote:
    jazzman wrote:Thanks for all the great replys. Answering some of the questions .....

    Yes- I'm looking more for the LEONS type hot dog...
    my cousin does not like the SNAP.

    Yes... Bowsers is GONE. Bowser and Taste Haste both served Leons
    Nicks on Belmont served Slotkowski

    Because of the snap .....Vienna and Red Hot Chicago is similar...
    as is David Berg and Leos Coneys.
    Supersawg didnt go over to big either.

    He kinda liked Dairy Queen but .....

    I'll check out Bills, Parse's and a few other suggestion.

    If anyone else has suggestions - I'll be checking for your posts..

    Thanks to all


    http://www.rainforestcafe.com/pdf/menus/kidsMenu.pdf

    Nick's brother Jimmy on Belmont and Kilbourn also served Slotkowski.
  • Post #46 - September 4th, 2020, 10:08 am
    Post #46 - September 4th, 2020, 10:08 am Post #46 - September 4th, 2020, 10:08 am
    Panther in the Den wrote:Okay! A topic about being different.

    We are all familiar with the standards and less than standard but still, Vienna, Redhot Chicago, David Berg, Eisenberg, Slotkowski, Leon’s, Sinai...

    From time to time I seek a different flavor profile from our humble hotdogs. Anyone know of any others?

    ———————————

    Superdawg Drive-In
    6363 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
    (also in Wheeling)

    Pop's Italian Beef & Sausage
    8001 Ogden Ave, Lyons
    (and other locations)

    Parky's Hot Dogs
    329 S Harlem Ave, Forest Park
    (griddled Vienna all beef also available)

    Jr's Hot Dogs Inc
    6335 95th St, Oak Lawn

    Big Guy's Sausage Stand
    7021 Roosevelt Rd Roosevelt Road, Berwyn

    Henry's Drive-In
    6031 Ogden Ave, Cicero
    (unconfirmed)

    Fluky's
    5630 Touhy Ave, Niles

    Parse's Red Hots (RIP)
    7049 West Higgins Avenue, Chicago

    Superdawg's hot dog is an all beef dog supposedly from an old family recipe, which I have heard is made in Nebraska.
  • Post #47 - September 4th, 2020, 11:25 am
    Post #47 - September 4th, 2020, 11:25 am Post #47 - September 4th, 2020, 11:25 am
    Brushman4 wrote:Superdawg's hot dog is an all beef dog supposedly from an old family recipe, which I have heard is made in Nebraska.

    It used to be the Sinai 48 skinless dogs. Now that Sinai 48 no longer exists, I don't know where they're sourcing their dogs.


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  • Post #48 - September 4th, 2020, 12:12 pm
    Post #48 - September 4th, 2020, 12:12 pm Post #48 - September 4th, 2020, 12:12 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    Brushman4 wrote:Superdawg's hot dog is an all beef dog supposedly from an old family recipe, which I have heard is made in Nebraska.

    It used to be the Sinai 48 skinless dogs. Now that Sinai 48 no longer exists, I don't know where they're sourcing their dogs.


    =R=


    As an aside, there's a short documentary, Divine Food about the Oscherwitz family, which spawned the Best Kosher, Oscherwitz and Sinai 48 brands. Superdawg used to serve the Oscherwitz dogs and continued to do so through the Sara Lee days (they bought the brands in the early 1990's and then shut down operations in 2008).
  • Post #49 - September 4th, 2020, 7:13 pm
    Post #49 - September 4th, 2020, 7:13 pm Post #49 - September 4th, 2020, 7:13 pm
    Best non kosher flavor profile dogs= Paulina German Weiner’s grilling size. Natural casing and delicious . A good bet if looking for something different.
    Lacking fins or tail
    The Gefilte fish
    swims with great difficulty.

    Jewish haiku.
  • Post #50 - September 5th, 2020, 4:08 am
    Post #50 - September 5th, 2020, 4:08 am Post #50 - September 5th, 2020, 4:08 am
    kuhdo wrote:Best non kosher flavor profile dogs= Paulina German Weiner’s grilling size. Natural casing and delicious . A good bet if looking for something different.

    Thinking (dangerous) I'm doubtful I've had the aforementioned Paulina dog. One will be passing my pie-hole in the next week. Thanks kuhdo.

    My long time favorite non-Vienna natural casing hot dog are Joseph's Finest Meats natural casing dogs. Great flavor, huge snap, juicy as a ripe peach. Also a fan of Miesfeld's natural casing hot dogs, though harder to source as they are in Sheboygan Wisconsin.

    Natural Casing Hot Dogs, count me a Fan!

    Joseph's Finest Meats
    7101 W Addison St
    Chicago, IL 60634
    773-736-3766

    Miesfeld's Triangle Market
    4811 Venture Dr
    Sheboygan, WI 53083
    920-565-6328
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #51 - September 5th, 2020, 9:47 am
    Post #51 - September 5th, 2020, 9:47 am Post #51 - September 5th, 2020, 9:47 am
    And I don’t think I’ve had the dog from Joseph’s . I’m going this afternoon!!
    Lacking fins or tail
    The Gefilte fish
    swims with great difficulty.

    Jewish haiku.
  • Post #52 - September 5th, 2020, 10:03 am
    Post #52 - September 5th, 2020, 10:03 am Post #52 - September 5th, 2020, 10:03 am
    kuhdo wrote:And I don’t think I’ve had the dog from Joseph’s . I’m going this afternoon!!

    Joseph's natural casing dogs are wonderful, I have a strong feeling you will be pleased. If that is the only item on your Joseph's list call first. They make the natural casing dogs in-house and occasionally, such as an extra busy holiday weekend, run out.

    I'm also enamored with their Italian sausage, I prefer hot, breakfast sausage, Thuringer and tip-top dry-age prime beef all of which should be available. I'm thinking of seeking out a 12-step program for the spicy sausage sticks.

    On a non busy day Ben, son of original owner, a quiet highly knowledgeable fellow, will happily chat about all things butchery.

    Lots of pictures in linked Joseph's thread in my last post.
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #53 - September 5th, 2020, 10:16 am
    Post #53 - September 5th, 2020, 10:16 am Post #53 - September 5th, 2020, 10:16 am
    Seconding the comment about Josephs hot dogs. They're delicious and come in different sizes. Made some chili dogs recently and the sausages were great.
  • Post #54 - September 5th, 2020, 3:23 pm
    Post #54 - September 5th, 2020, 3:23 pm Post #54 - September 5th, 2020, 3:23 pm
    Ok! 8 natural casing dogs one pound each of hot and mild Italian sausage (with fennel) a smoked polish some spicy salami sticks and two prime outer skirt steaks later, And I’m Ready for dinner!! Thanks for the input!
    Lacking fins or tail
    The Gefilte fish
    swims with great difficulty.

    Jewish haiku.
  • Post #55 - September 5th, 2020, 3:36 pm
    Post #55 - September 5th, 2020, 3:36 pm Post #55 - September 5th, 2020, 3:36 pm
    kuhdo wrote:Ok! 8 natural casing dogs one pound each of hot and mild Italian sausage (with fennel) a smoked polish some spicy salami sticks and two prime outer skirt steaks later, And I’m Ready for dinner!! Thanks for the input!

    What time should I be over?

    Important, and buried in the Joseph's thread. Joseph's natural casing hot dogs are hog casings, if you boil above 160° they will toughen up. Light simmer, 155° ish is the ticket. I drop into cold water and bring up to simmer.

    Enjoy!
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #56 - September 5th, 2020, 9:54 pm
    Post #56 - September 5th, 2020, 9:54 pm Post #56 - September 5th, 2020, 9:54 pm
    Grilled em! And Damn, they was good!!! Gotta say , think they gotta get the top spot! Fantastic! Thanks for the tip!! Skirt steak fantastic too , and this from someone who grew up on E&M! And those salami sticks! Dang!! And you’d be welcome any time.
    Lacking fins or tail
    The Gefilte fish
    swims with great difficulty.

    Jewish haiku.

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