The Chicago-style dog is always the same
Like the Pledge of Allegiance or the chorus of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” the ingredient list of a Chicago-style dog has been memorized by everyone you know: all-beef wiener, poppy seed bun, yellow mustard, chopped onions, nuclear-green relish, dill pickle spear, tomatoes, sport peppers, celery salt, and noooooo ketchup. But in reality, even our most-beloved hot dog joints can throw a curveball into the recipe. Since 1948, Superdawg has been serving its version with a pickled green tomato. Byron’s adds lettuce, green pepper, and cucumber. Even the imitable Hot Doug’s didn’t stick to the recipe, instead serving its dog with caramelized onion. Hey, as long as they’re tasty.