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Jan 17, 2002 04:43 PM

Chicago Style Hot Dogs

  • m

Where in the Los Angeles area can I find a Chicago style hot dog?

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  1. In Sherman Oaks, at Rubin's Red Hots, just west of Sepulveda on the south side of Ventura.

    I'm not a connoisseur of the Chicago dog, but those more authoritative have indicated this is genuine.

    1. The McDonald's in South Coast Plaza surprisingly has Chicago style dogs.

      1. There's a Chicago hot dog joint in Whittier.I think it's on Greenleaf Ave, but I don't recall the name.The dogs were great!

        1. What is a Chicago-style hot dog?

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          1. re: Sandra

            a chicago-style hot dog is a beef hot dog; in a poppy seed bun; with mustard, onions, relish and tomatoes; seasoned with celery salt; with dill pickle spears and hot sport peppers on the side.

            in chicago, fluky's is a popular purveyor of the classic dog, though i prefer wally's on the far northwest side near the corner of diversey and central.


          2. A Chicago style Hot Dog is never served with Ketchup. It is served with mustard,onions,relish,slice of pickle,tomato and celery salt. Many Hot Dog stands in Chicago like Jimmys on Grand & Pulaski, posts a sign that reads don't ask for Ketchup.
            I have been to L.A. many times and never been to a Hot Dog stand but I have been to Dodger Stadium and love the Dodger Dogs!
            How is the Weinerschnitzel Hot Dog?

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            1. re: Wladek

              this is so weird. i grew up on jimmy's. great dogs. but what i remember most vividly are the fries which were cooked in fat so old that it invariably forced us kids to try to scrape off a film that formed on the roofs of our mouths.

              1. re: Wladek

                Weinerschitzel is an abomination!

                1. re: Mae

                  Der Weinerschnitzel weinerschnitzel
                  That must be the place
                  drive on up and get a hotdog in your face
                  der weinerschnitzel weinerschnitzel