By Mason Johnson
Poppy seed bun, yellow mustard, chopped onions, BRIGHT green relish, dill pickle IN THE SHAPE OF A SPEAR, tomato, peppers, celery salt.
Oh! And the hot dog. Don’t forget the dog. Preferably Vienna.
If you don’t already have that list committed to memory, you might want to move outta Chicago.
Anyway, it’s National Hot Dog Day! Are you excited? We’re excited. Below are a few suggestions for hot dogs across the city of Chicago. We don’t care how you celebrate (put ketchup on it for all we care, ya heathen), as long as you celebrate.
Bull & Bear
431 North Wells Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Bull & Bear is doing National Hot Dog Day justice by celebrating it for an entire week.
Chef David Blonsky has crafted a new hot dog for each day of the week from Monday, July 22nd to Sunday, July 28th. Today’s dog? Little Italy Dog: salami pepperoncini sausage, arugula pesto, grilled and pickled forest mushroom, aged provolone, on a fennel seed hoagie.
You can see what other dogs Bull & Bear has lined up here.
6363 N Milwaukee Ave
Few (if any) days are more important to Superdawg than National Hot Dog Day. What else would you expect from a place whose mascots are, well, giant hot dogs?
In a post on their facebook page, Superdawg said it best, “On National Hot Dog Day, it doesn’t matter where you go for your hot dog, just that you’re having one. Today we all wave the same flag :)”
Holy moly I think I’m tearing up.
Listen, Superdawg has been serving up hot dogs to families since the 1940s. They may not have a host of fancy ingredients, but they know how to do it right. They’re a great choice to honor National Hot Dog Day.