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"Absolutely, Positively No Ketchup On Hot Dogs. Never."

Meathead | Posted 10.19.2011 | Home
Meathead

Chicagoans, renowned for our worship of the all beef frankfurter, understand that ketchup is popular with children because they like sweet stuff. But if you are over 18, never, ever allow ketchup anywhere near a proper hot dog in Chicago.

The Origins Of The New York Wiener & Sabrett's Secret Sauce, Exposed

Meathead | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home
Meathead

It's about time that the rest of the country comes face to face with the charms of this liberally condimented showpiece clad in a tidy white bun.

The Drama of Hot Dogs

Matthew Jacob | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew Jacob

In a country that cut its ties to the British monarchy 234 years ago, it's fitting that a food as unpretentious as the hot dog has inspired such drama and devotion. It's worth remembering some examples.

July 4th BBQ Tips & Recipes for Burgers, Dogs, Ribs, & More

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meathead

Wave the flag, light the sparklers, and start the grill. Here are links to some recipes and tips on how to amp up your Fourth of July.

Hot Dog Road Trip: A Patriotic Party Plan

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meathead

If you're planning a cookout for this most patriotic of days, here's an opportunity to celebrate the American dream. Because hot dog culture is American history.

The Best Hot Dog in Chicago Bites the Dust

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Meathead

The best hot dog in the town famous for hot dogs has been chewed up and spit out by the conglomerate that swallowed it whole.