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What do you put on your street meat?

redearth Mar 9, 2009 10:19 PM

This topic was raised on another post ( http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/600783 ), and I thought it deserved a thread of it's own. So, what toppings and/or condiments do you like to adorn your urban tube steaks with? Gawd knows we've got almost endless options in T.O., so where does one begin? Also, what's the one topping you'd never put on a hot dog or sausage?


Sausage (Spicy Italian, Octoberfest, or Polish
Spicy Mustard
Sometimes hot peppers, if I'm feelin' it that day!

Oh yeah!

The topping I'd never put on: relish (including that nasty corn relish that Toronto street meat vendors always seem to have - where the @%#$ did that stuff come from?)

  1. m
    missmadeleine Mar 10, 2009 07:49 AM

    OK, so I'm guilty (but not ashamed!) of liking the corn relish (Bicks and others make it...), plus hot mustard or hot peppers and chopped onions. I'm totally anti-bacon bits, and would never put mayo on a hot dog or sausage...nor on any other hot sandwich except a toasted club.

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    1. re: missmadeleine
      pearlD Mar 10, 2009 08:05 AM

      Sauerkraut, onions, ketchup & hot peppers.... ALWAYS (even at home)
      mayo..... NEVER!
      green relish...sometimes

      1. re: missmadeleine
        cacruden Mar 10, 2009 08:07 AM

        I like my hotdog chicago style, but since I cannot get it here - I generally just have mustard, onions and peppers


        floresent green relish
        wedge of dill pickle
        sport peppers
        celery salt

      2. c
        CoffeeAddict416 Mar 10, 2009 07:10 AM

        hot italian with a bit of ketchup with tons of hot peppers
        i'm all about the spicy food!

        1. mlukan Mar 10, 2009 05:54 AM

          When I do partake in a smog dog, It's gotta be onions, hot mustard, honey mustard and sauerkraut. Yum.

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          1. re: mlukan
            acd123 Mar 10, 2009 06:09 AM

            The trick is to keep it simple.


            And if I'm feeling crazy, maybe some onion and pickle.

            I'm looking forward to the hot dog guy with the cart at Jefferson and Liberty to come back from wintering down south.

            1. re: acd123
              jamesm Mar 10, 2009 09:36 AM

              Liberty Village represent!

              I was under the impression Jerry had packed it in for good though and wouldn't be returning.

              1. re: jamesm
                acd123 Mar 10, 2009 10:17 AM

                I'm sorry to hear that. I hope he has a good replacement.

                1. re: acd123
                  jamesm Mar 10, 2009 10:28 AM

                  Don't take my word for it, but it was the rumour. But if that's the case no doubt someone will be there to replace him. Nice guy though.

          2. robgm Mar 10, 2009 05:53 AM

            either spicy sausage or dog (depends on the mood)
            mustard, relish, sauerkraut, onions and pickles

            SO is always hot dog with spicy mustard, ketchup and bacon bits

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              lister Mar 10, 2009 04:05 AM

              I usually buy two, either two hotdogs or a spicy italian sausage and a hotdog.

              On both:
              - sauerkraut
              - bacon bits
              - cheese when it was available

              On one: honey mustard
              On the other: BBQ or spicy sauce

              Relish is the one topping I'd never put on.

              1. monku Mar 9, 2009 10:23 PM


                Here's one for you. Eating my Costco Polish sausage I see an Asian guy loading up a slice of pizza with every condiment they have....onions, relish, ketchup, mustard....not a little, but loaded. A slice for him and his wife. What is this guy thinking?

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                1. re: monku
                  redearth Mar 9, 2009 10:24 PM

                  Obviously a "more bang for your buck" type of consumer. If it's free, it's gotta be good!

                  1. re: redearth
                    monku Mar 9, 2009 10:41 PM

                    Mayo is one thing I've never had on a hot dog or sausage.

                    I remember when I was a kid, Heinz had a ketchup with relish in it. I liked it then, but sounds bad now.

                    1. re: monku
                      redearth Mar 10, 2009 12:15 AM

                      I know, I expect to get a lot of grief from sausage purists about the mayo, but what can I say? I'm a hopeless mayo addict.

                  2. re: monku
                    szw Mar 10, 2009 11:04 AM

                    "Here's one for you. Eating my Costco Polish sausage ...."

                    Which Costco's still have Polish sausages??

                    I once watched a girl pouring sugar on her Ikea hotdog.

                    1. re: szw
                      monku Mar 10, 2009 08:14 PM

                      As of today the Costco on Los Feliz Blvd. in Los Angeles still has Hebrew National hot dogs and Polish sausage and last week I saw Hebrew National at the Burbank Costco.

                      Sugar on a hot dog is a new one on me.

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