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Re: Chicago-Style Dogs & Beef

Postby acereraser » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:11 pm

barreg wrote:
Kenneth Burns wrote:
hmmmph wrote:Why would you ask for recommendations and then when people help you out and give you ideas you tell them to fuck off? Such a dick move.

I'm telling you, when it comes to purveyors of Chicago dogs and beefs, this behavior is deeply authentic. I'm encouraged.


Exactly. My first thought was "Weiner Circle". Nothing like getting insulted while ordering greasy food at 3am.


This was my first thought:

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Re: Chicago-Style Dogs & Beef

Postby Michael Patrick » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:57 pm

workboy7 wrote:Duh! I guess I didn't mention sausage, Scala's of course, that helps complete my favorite sandwich, the combo (hot and dipped). Sorry hmmmph, I also neglected to mention that I can be an abrasive, rude person as well...so tough shit.


The combo is the King of Sandwiches, and the thing I miss most since having moved away from Chicago. Oh, for a really good combo samwich...
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Re: Chicago-Style Dogs & Beef

Postby workboy7 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:17 pm

Michael Patrick has earned himself a free combo sandwich...we WILL make you happy, they are authentically amazing.....
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Re: Chicago-Style Dogs & Beef

Postby Jademan7 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:47 am

11:47 am, reading all these posts, starving. Wish you were already open.
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Re: Chicago-Style Dogs & Beef

Postby Logjam » Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:09 pm

It sounds like the kind of place I will go while out running errands.

Gyros - not sure you need those, they don't really fill a void in this town, there are some good gyros out there already.

Wings - yeah, no breading is the way to go.

Grilled Cheese - if you have a good spin on it this could be good.

Brats - the only time I order a brat is somewhere near Camp Randall on game day.

Hush Puppies - awesome.

Your place sounds like its going to be good. Good luck.

Written on tip jar last time I was at the Wiener's Circle "Tip the bitch that served you".
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Re: Chicago-Style Dogs & Beef

Postby McStubbins » Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:52 pm

A Chicago-style stand? Tamales. Tom-Tom. That is all.


/pleeeeease?!
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Re: Chicago-Style Dogs & Beef

Postby workboy7 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:13 pm

Tamales. Tom-Tom or maybe Supreme. Agreed. I fully apologize for not mentioning tamales previously.
http://www.supremetamale.com/v/chicago.html

Wiener Circle, when rude goes too far....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo1LPf9m ... re=related
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Re: Chicago-Style Dogs & Beef

Postby girlfriend in a coma » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:15 pm

But if a hot dog joint can't make it in downtown Madison

You never know why a place shuts down even something that seems to be going smashingly well. Could be a family problem, legal thing or personnel issue that has nothing to do with how popular a place is.

Dog Eat Dog had the best root beer and fries EVER. But I'm not a dog person so anything veggie without soy would be a godsend.
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Re: Chicago-Style Dogs & Beef

Postby eek » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:03 pm

Chicago Style Beef Sammiches? On the East side, no less? My husband is going to be SOOOO happy. He grew up just blocks from Midway and misses his beefs terribly. I tried to make them, and got the seasoning / flavor / bread right, but didn't slice the meat thin enough.

If da Cubbies are on TV and the beer is cold, he will be in heaven!
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Re: Chicago-Style Dogs & Beef

Postby barney » Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:51 pm

If da Cubbies are on TV and the beer is cold, he will be in heaven!


And if they're losing, that's even better!
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Re: Chicago-Style Dogs & Beef

Postby Kovalic » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:42 pm

Though the Chicago dog is king, wouldja be open to other authentic regional dogs? A decent Coney isn't hard to do - and my soul was crushed when what Sonic advertised as a Coney turned out to be a mediocre chili-cheese dog (I know, I *know* - Shock! Horror! right?)...
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Re: Chicago-Style Dogs & Beef

Postby jjoyce » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:53 pm

What's the secret to a legit Coney? Does the chili have to be made a certain way?

About once a week, I end up fending for myself at home and often load up a couple Hebrew Nationals with stuff I find in the fridge. I need to up my game a little.
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Re: Chicago-Style Dogs & Beef

Postby Kovalic » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:03 pm

To me, the essentials of a Coney are a beanless chili (with well-ground meat), diced onions and yellow mustard - on an all-beef frank, of course. After that, I'm not too picky about what's "legit" and what's not.

Some Coneys have a soupier chili than others, some drier. If you've got the basic flavor play of mustard/onion/chili, I'm not gonna fight about purity, vision or authenticity. :-)
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Re: Chicago-Style Dogs & Beef

Postby Kovalic » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:09 pm

(Though I do tend to prefer the more sauce-like chili variants to the drier ones...my childhood staple was Johnstown, PA's Coney Island Lunch...)
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