Dress The Dog: New York vs. Chicago Style Hot Dogs

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!

New York Style Hot Dogs vs Chicago Style Hot Dogs

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 ToppingsThe Windy City takes its hot dog preparations very seriously. It’s doubtful you’ll ever find a hot dog not covered in an assortment of toppings.

Chicago Style Hot Dog Toppings:

-Pickle spears
-Hot peppers
-Sweet onion
-Green relish
-Dash of celery salt
-Yellow Mustard
-Served in a poppy seed bun

Challenger Two: New York Style Hot Dog

New York Style Hot DogsThe 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!

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One Comment on “Dress The Dog: New York vs. Chicago Style Hot Dogs”

  1. Jhon
    June 24, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    New York style all the way! Sauerkraut is delicious!

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