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  • Wednesday Round Up: Traditional Chicago-Style Hot Dog Toppings with The Hot Dog Kart

    Standing at the corner of Broad and State St., the Hot Dog Kart is a destination for residents and visitors, with a hotly anticipated arrival each season. They are famous for their Chicago-style hot dogs, loaded with the traditional toppings.  For this Wednesday’s Round-Up, let’s talk Chicago-style hot dog toppings (as well as a great family business!). 

    So what is a Chicago-style hot dog? It's a combination of tangy, sour, sweet, and seems strange at first glance. Here’s the building blocks:

    7.6PoppyseedBun7.6TheFrank     7.6YellowMustard

    poppyseed bun + all-beef franks + yellow mustard

    7.6WhiteOnion7.6Tomatoes7.6DillPickleSpears

    chopped white onions + tomato wedges + dill pickle spears

    7.6SportPeppers7.6CelerySalt  7.6SweetPickleRelish

    sport peppers + celery salt + sweet green relish