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Chicago hot dog series

A Chicago-style hot dog (Photo by Leah A. Zeldes).

A Chicago-style hot dog (Photo by Leah A. Zeldes).

Everything you always wanted to know about the Chicago hot dog

  1. The Chicago-style hot dog: ‘A masterpiece’
    Chicago’s taste for the hot dog began in 1893 at the World’s Columbian Exposition.

  2. Eat this! The Chicago hot dog, born in the Great Depression
    How to assemble the canonical Chicago-style hot dog, and how it began.

  3. Know your wiener!
    You can’t achieve a great banquet on a bun without a fine frank at its core.

  4. Friday food porn: Seasons’ sexed-up hot dog
    Haute dog!

  5. It takes big buns to hold Chicago hot dogs
    Not just any bun can handle it.

  6. Origins of neon relish and other Chicago hot dog conundrums
    Keys to the unique condiments.

  7. Do only barbarians put ketchup on hot dogs?
    Opinions from the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, Vienna Beef, Dirty Harry and Mike Royko. What do you think?

  8. Chicago’s Schmidt the real Mr. Footlong Hot Dog Inventor
    Yes, we are the home of the extra-long wiener!

  9. Chicago’s Oscar Mayer has a way. . . .
    A few words about Chicago’s most famous hot-dog maker.

  10. Relishing Chicago’s 10 funniest hot-dog joints
    Just for giggles.