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Chicago style hot dogs...ingredients in Dallas?

nitlsu Jun 1, 2007 06:29 PM

We used to live in Chicago for many years before moving to Dallas and my wife (who's incidentally expecting our first child soon) has the craving for a Chicago style hot dog.

I am looking for some assistance in tracking down where I could buy some of the below ingredients,

- Sweet pickle relish
- Sport peppers
- Poppy seed buns

Any advice would rock. Thanks!

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    powella RE: nitlsu Jun 1, 2007 06:35 PM

    Just go up to Grapevine to Weinberger's Deli........authentic Chicago style deli, with delicious Chicago style hot dogs. Corner of Main and College Street. Worth a trip. Best wishes for a healthy and happy new baby!

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      mlschot RE: powella Jun 2, 2007 10:47 AM

      Weinberger's is pretty close, but it is no Portillo's for sure...if we could just get a franchise to open a Portillo's here in Dallas we'd be set for life!!

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        chickstein RE: mlschot Jun 3, 2007 10:33 AM

        I would weigh 500 lbs if Portillo's opened here.

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        nitlsu RE: powella Jun 4, 2007 10:17 AM

        We had a chance to go to Weinberger's this weekend and it was excellent! Thank you so much for the tip. I'll also check out Harrys soon.

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        kindofabigdeal RE: nitlsu Jun 3, 2007 05:16 PM

        Ok, so this isn't exactly what you're looking for, but the best sweet pickle relish I've ever had comes from this company.


        I know they sell at Central Market. I think it'd be killer on a chicago dog. They've actually been written about in the Chicago tribune.

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          queenie RE: nitlsu Jun 4, 2007 04:43 AM

          Harry's on Knox sells a Chicago dog - but more importantly, they will sell you the neon green pickle relish in any size of their styrofoam containers from small to large. He'll also sell the sport peppers. I've never asked about the poppy seed buns but I'm guessing they would sell you those as well. He's cheaper than buying it online from Vienna Beef.


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            bpbstock RE: queenie Jun 27, 2007 04:40 PM

            I second Wild About Harry's on Knox. Bes sure to pick up some frozen custard for dessert.

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            Zen Hobo RE: nitlsu Jun 23, 2007 06:53 PM

            Try The Dog Stop on Arapaho just west of Hillcrest for the best Chicago-style hot dogs in Dallas. They also have Maxwell Street Chicago style; Polish style; Philly style and many others... very good place for hot dog lovers.

            1. speyerer RE: nitlsu Feb 16, 2008 07:02 AM

              Are there any Chicago Dog places in Fort Worth/Arlington?

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                Jayzee RE: speyerer Feb 19, 2008 10:50 AM

                Try this one, haven't been there tho:


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                  speyerer RE: Jayzee Feb 24, 2008 12:11 AM

                  I went to Sweet Home Chicago for lunch today and had the Dogzilla with Chili & Cheese. I am still awake at 3:00 AM with the worst case of indigestion I have ever had.
                  My wife had the Italian Beef, enjoyed it and has been asleep since 9:00 PM.
                  Next time I'll try the beef.
                  The Combo (half beef & half Italian sausage) looked good.

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                planojim RE: nitlsu Feb 19, 2008 12:16 PM

                Jimmy's Food Store has the Vienna Beef natural casing hot dogs and the poppy seed buns. You might want to call ahead..they're sometimes out of stock.....especially after I go there.

                I'm not sure if they carry the peppers or relish.

                Hirch's Meat Market in Plano used to carry the relish, but I've not stopped in there in a while. http://www.hirschsmeats.com/

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                  planojim RE: planojim Feb 19, 2008 12:18 PM

                  I should have looked at Hirsch's web site before I posted the link. Here's a snippet from thier site:

                  Hot Dogs

                  We carry 3 brands of Hot Dogs. Thumann’s natural casing hot dogs, Iowa all meat ¼ lb hot dog and a Vienna Beef all beef hot dog. As well as Vienna buns, relish, sport peppers and gardenere.

                2. twinwillow RE: nitlsu Dec 16, 2009 01:11 PM

                  Hirsch's Meat market in Plano. They have everything needed for a Chicago "fix". Remember, they're closed Sunday's and, Monday's.

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