The contemporary hot dog may have been invented in New York, but it was indisputably perfected in Chicago, where all-beef Vienna franks are topped with sweet green relish, yellow mustard, tomato wedges, chopped onion, sport peppers, a dill pickle spear, and a healthy (?) sprinkling of celery salt for good measure. Inside the city limits, places that hawk these delicacies are a dime a dozen, but outside? You'd be hard-pressed to produce hot dogs of the same caliber, frankly.
Enter these 11 spots, which have committed themselves to making some of the best Windy City dogs in places where Rahm Emanuel can't eat them all.