October 02, 2004

help a girl find a decent hot dog in the loop.

on thursday, i went to harry's hot dogs on the corner of randolph and franklin. all in all, it was dissapointing. while the dog itself was good - it was 'squeaky' when you bit into it - mmmm! - the condiments were severly lacking.

i'm a big fan of the chicago style hot dog (mustard, onions, relish, tomato slices, pickle spear, celery salt, and sport peppers). harry's ingredients were pretty sub-par. a silly little pickle slice was substituted for the pickle spear. what's more, it only took up half the length of the dog. on the other half there was a single tomato slice. now, the important thing about a chicago dog is that all the ingredients are in every bite, no? well, they weren't at harry's. and, celery salt was entirely missing from the equation. blasphemy!

well, someone on chowhound extolled the virtues of harry's grits, so maybe i won't give up on them entirely. maybe it's grits that are their forte, not dogs. (wonder it isn't named harry's grits)

so, i'm off to try big herm's the next time a hot dog craving strikes me at work. i suppose i'll give the report when it happens.

in the meantime, if you happen to read this, and know of a real, worthy, chicago-style hot dog spot within a 5 minute walk from randolph and canal, i'd sure appreciate it if you'd clue me in. Posted by donna at October 2, 2004 07:51 PM


Sorry, toots, Randolph and Canal is No Man's Land, but there's a nice window service joint in Streeterville I could mention if you're ever spending a sickday at NWMH. I know for a fact they use celery salt.

Posted by: thatbob at October 14, 2004 01:22 PM