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Old 08-28-2019, 02:32 PM
pulykamell is offline
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I grew up with various types of all-beef Chicago dogs (not all are dragged through the garden, but even the usual one doesn’t have anything more exotic than onions, relish, tomato, and a pickle spear as the vegetation on it. Yes, optional hot sport peppers if you want. And I eat the pickle spear separately anyway.) So that’s always been the standard for me (no tomato at the hot dog stands of my youth.)

For me, it’s a char-grilled Sahlen’s natural casing pork-and-beef hot dog at Ted’s (Buffalo, with an outpost in Phoenix.) With the works, which there is mustard, relish, onion, their special hot sauce (which is really more like ketchup than anything) and a pickle spear. First time I had it back in 2006, I was smitten. Love those damned things.