11/29/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Wiener's Circle Dubbed The 'Most Depressing Hot Dog Stand In America'

Here is what you can expect in a good Chicago hot dog: an absurdly juicy frank (most likely from the excellently logoed Vienna Beef), a luxuriously smushy bun, and a cavalcade of condiments: yellow mustard, chopped onions, a wedge of pickle, tomato slices, hot sport peppers, a few dashes of celery salt, and an otherworldly neon green relish, so bright you can read by it. These are hot dogs in their highest form. The flavors combine and recombine in endless variation as you eat, and the textures are all there: crunch, snap, chew, squish. This is a sandwich that inflames Midwestern passions.

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