Hot Dogs -- The Great Debate I Never Knew About

wordsmythe wrote:
Grenn wrote:
Xeknos wrote:

Mustard only, please. Maybe some relish. Never ketchup.

That's so wrong it almost comes full circle into being right again. Ketchup is the foundation upon which other condiments stand.

This is how I know you're from downstate Illinois.

An hour south of Chicago is NOT Southern Illinois. And I've been to too many cookouts to be in the dark about ketchup. And yes, I have had Chicago style dogs. They're delicious. But ketchup is a must.

Ranger Rick wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

Are those pink hot dogs? I've run into that unholy variation a couple times and decided I'd much rather stick to beef franks.

They're [color=#ff0000]bright red[/color], but if you bite into one, it's obvious it's just food coloring, they're a normal dark hot-dog color in the center. (I mean like normal higher-quality hot dog color, darker than an Oscar Meyer weiner.)

By the way, all hot dogs were dyed red at one point in time. Some places never stopped.

Grenn wrote:

An hour south of Chicago is NOT Southern Illinois. And I've been to too many cookouts to be in the dark about ketchup. And yes, I have had Chicago style dogs. They're delicious. But ketchup is a must.

Ketchup has sugar in it. Sugar removes flavor. A better alternative is fresh chopped tomatoes, if you absolutely must have the tomato in there.

Personally, and I may have said this here. If you feel compelled to put that purposefully on your dog(accidental contact with fries not included) you need to buy better meat. Most of you are probably slumming it in the world of Oscar Meyer.

Find a decent butcher people.

Oh, the Polish market near me is amazing. Rich, pork filled, pornography sized hot dogs. I will pick up a dozen of those, and a dozen hot Kielbasa, A couple pounds of Kraut, some fresh baked rolls, and stone ground mustard. I call that the perfect Sunday Friends.

Grenn wrote:

An hour south of Chicago is NOT Southern Illinois. And I've been to too many cookouts to be in the dark about ketchup. And yes, I have had Chicago style dogs. They're delicious. But ketchup is a must.

According to one of my college roommates, south of I80 is southern Illinois.

KingGorilla wrote:

Personally, and I may have said this here. If you feel compelled to put that purposefully on your dog(accidental contact with fries not included) you need to buy better meat. Most of you are probably slumming it in the world of Oscar Meyer.

Find a decent butcher people.

Oh, the Polish market near me is amazing. Rich, pork filled, pornography sized hot dogs. I will pick up a dozen of those, and a dozen hot Kielbasa, A couple pounds of Kraut, some fresh baked rolls, and stone ground mustard. I call that the perfect Sunday Friends.

Talking about catsup I presume? If so I concur. Doubly so on the sausages.

Grenn wrote:

An hour south of Chicago is NOT Southern Illinois.

According to my TV when I grew up in Bloomington, it's called "Central Illinois." FYI.

Also, having grown up in Wisconsin before moving to Illinois, I'm also aware that people in Northern Illinois are called FIBs1 or FISH2, so you can't believe anything they say about stuff South of Chicago anyways.

Of course, those nicknames only exist because all Wisconsin people know of folks from Illinois are the Chicagoans who infiltrate Door County in the summer, so what do you expect? We were more easy-going in Central Illinois. For example, we actually used our turn signals!

But, to get back on topic, if there's one thing I miss from Milwaukee, it's the bakeries. If there's two things I miss from Milwaukee, it's the bakeries, and the bratwurst. It pays to live in an area with one of the largest Polish populations outside of Poland.

Mmmmm...... SAUSAGE!

[size=10]1. F**king Illinois Bastards3
2. F**king Illinois S**tHeads3
3. That's right: footnotes, suckas! BBCode, bend to my will![/size]

Southern, Northern, Central, it's all a suckfest.

cube wrote:
Grenn wrote:

An hour south of Chicago is NOT Southern Illinois. And I've been to too many cookouts to be in the dark about ketchup. And yes, I have had Chicago style dogs. They're delicious. But ketchup is a must.

According to one of my college roommates, south of I80 is southern Illinois. :)

Anything south of Chicago is southern Illinois.

Southern Illinois is a state of mind. I am decidedly not in Southern Illinois.

Ketchup is for people that hate good food.. so they drown it in sugary hell. It's like A1 sauce.. you use it only when the crap tastes bad but you are forced to eat it anyway to appear polite.

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On a side note I've converted a few "Ketchup" people that did it out of sheer habit.. years later they thanked me and told me they never realized how much taste in their food they had been missing out on.

TheGameguru wrote:

Ketchup is for people that hate good food.. so they drown it in sugary hell. It's like A1 sauce.. you use it only when the crap tastes bad but you are forced to eat it anyway to appear polite.

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On a side note I've converted a few "Ketchup" people that did it out of sheer habit.. years later they thanked me and told me they never realized how much taste in their food they had been missing out on.

Please tell me how. My girlfriend does this - she won't eat anything unless it is covered in the stuff until it looks like a horrible accident. (I love you honey!) How did you wean your friends off this habit?

Grenn wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:
Grenn wrote:

Southern Illinois is a state of mind. I am decidedly not in Southern Illinois.

This is how I know you're from downstate Illinois.

An hour south of Chicago is NOT Southern Illinois. And I've been to too many cookouts to be in the dark about ketchup. And yes, I have had Chicago style dogs. They're delicious. But ketchup is a must.

Said by the man who still insists on commuting from Southern Illinois.

cube wrote:

According to one of my college roommates, south of I80 is southern Illinois. :)

FACT.

LouZiffer wrote:

By the way, all hot dogs were dyed red at one point in time. Some places never stopped.

Untrue. You can buy original, 19th-century-recipe dogs from Vienna Beef, and they aren't friggin' pink.

Ranger Rick wrote:

Of course, those nicknames only exist because all Wisconsin people know of folks from Illinois are the Chicagoans who infiltrate Door County in the summer, so what do you expect? We were more easy-going in Central Illinois. For example, we actually used our turn signals! ;)

Close: Wisconsinites are as slow moving as Southern Illinois, and Southern Illinois is mostly corn and soy.

We wouldn't have to drive like that if you would keep your slow-moving asses in the right lane where they belong.

Much like the rest of Illinois is a suburb of Chicago, wisconson is a suburb of Illinois.

NathanialG wrote:

Much like the rest of Illinois is a suburb of Chicago, wisconson is a suburb of Illinois.

And Canada is the suburb of the United States!

Canada is America's hat. And Wisconsin is the bald spot.

And its not that I insist on commuting. I can't afford to move closer.

wordsmythe wrote:

We wouldn't have to drive like that if you would keep your slow-moving asses in the right lane where they belong.

You realize they're only that slow when you're around, don't you? It's a reaction to you riding their asses in the first place. The rest of the time, normal driving, in the correct lane!

Yonder wrote:

And Canada is the suburb of the United States!

Yes, we'll enjoy our nice gated community with free health care and a stable banking industry while your inner city slowly melts. Plus we have way better beer.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:
Yonder wrote:

And Canada is the suburb of the United States!

Yes, we'll enjoy our nice gated community with free health care and a stable banking industry while your inner city slowly melts. Plus we have way better beer. :)

Quoted for additional smugness.

Aww, the Canadians are trying to assert themselves. That's cute.

/smug

Parallax Abstraction wrote:

Yes, we'll enjoy our nice gated community with free health care and a stable banking industry while your inner city slowly melts. Plus we have way better beer. :)

Someone needs to visit Chicago.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:
Yonder wrote:

And Canada is the suburb of the United States!

Yes, we'll enjoy our nice gated community with free health care and a stable banking industry while your inner city slowly melts. Plus we have way better beer. :)

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This fine gentleman would like to disagree with you there.

These random thread necro's always amuse me.

Anyway I like my hotdogs with mustard, pickles, onion, bacon and cheese.

Prozac wrote:

These random thread necro's always amuse me.

Anyway I like my hotdogs with mustard, pickles, onion, bacon and cheese. :D

Perfectly acceptable.

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Japadog is a thing of beauty.

They mentioned Japadogs on the last ep of Psych but I have no idea what they were talking about.

The proper way to adorn a hot dog, is with 2 scoops of chili and a slice of white american cheese melted over it.

(sorry to disrupt the geography wars!)

Rubb Ed wrote:

Gentlemen and ladies, I present to you a gift from our fine friends in Vancouver.

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The line-ups during the Olympics were insane.

Vector wrote:
Rubb Ed wrote:

Gentlemen and ladies, I present to you a gift from our fine friends in Vancouver.

Japadog

The line-ups during the Olympics were insane.

I still haven't been to their restaurant on Robson because there's always such a huge line.