While some may argue that a dirty water dog surpasses the Chicago variety (I'm talking to you, Cait), I have to respectfully disagree. While I would never, ever, ever turn down a street dog in New York, I have to give my endorsement to the Chicago dog. Its plethora of "we almost look healthy" toppings is undeniably more exciting. Every bite is an adventure. And the in-your-face spice of those pickled sports peppers makes my mouth happy.
Three cheers for Kim & Carlo's hot dog stand and three cheers for the Chicago dog in general. I excitedly anticipate many, many more shared moments of deliciousness in the future.
What's on top of your favorite hot dog?