What makes a hot dog so special? Is it the plump all beef sausages that seem to ooze with savory flavor as you bite into them? Or perhaps it’s the rich buns that house the juicy sausages, sized perfectly to fit your hand for easy eating!
Many would actually argue that it’s the topping that make the dog, an argument that’s just as heated as it is delicious. While we at Stock Yards think it’s the perfect combination of all three variables, we enjoy hot dogs any which way! However, to help settle the score, we’re pairing two of the most popular and distinct hot dog combinations – New York Style and Chicago style – up against each other to see who our readers think should be the weenie winner.
Challenger One: Chicago Style Hot Dog
Chicago Style Hot Dog Toppings:
-Dash of celery salt
-Served in a poppy seed bun
Challenger Two: New York Style Hot Dog
The Big Apple is known for its readily-available street food, one of which being the must-try hot dog vendors found on almost every park and street corner. So how does the typical New Yorker eat their hot dogs? Unlike Chicago’s salad-like dogs, the New York style hot dog is vastly simpler.
New York Style Hot Dog Toppings:
– Spicy brown mustard
– Ketchup (optional)
– Sauerkraut OR sautéed onions
– Served in a plain bun
Which do you prefer, Chicago Style Hot Dogs or New York Style Hot Dogs? Or maybe you have your own all-star combination? Share with us in the comments!