i ordered this dog with 'everything' from a cart in central park. In this case, the dog came with ketchup, spicy brown mustard, onions, and some other sort of saucy tomatoey-onion relish.
it was okay.
upon doing some research on the location and menu at nathan's i realized that if i go there and order a 'hot dog with everything' i'm not sure what i'm going to get!
in chicago, i know exactly what a 'hot dog with everything' is.
further, what if i go to philly and order a 'hot dog with everything'? what's 'everything' in l.a.? i can't make heads or tails of what i'm going to get anywhere!!
well, i say a stop to this madness! there's got to be a place where this information is catalogued - and i'm willing to do it.
so, if you read this and you know what's on your city's 'hot dog with everything', please post it in the comments or send me an email at: hotdog [at] andshewas.net
then, tell your friends in other cities to do the same. we can sort this whole mess out together.
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quite the selection, and handsomely displayed!
i think i may give harry's a try again and ask for extra tomatoes and pickles.
i'll have to start packing my own celery salt.
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.