When I got off the plane in Chicago, a sign from the Airport Authority greeted me: "We provide fresh, healthy food for our patrons." I don't want healthy food. I'm in Chicago. So I headed over to Gold Coast Dogs at the center of the terminal.
This is my jumbo char dog with everything, Chicago style. Some of the posts here didn't like the char, but I thought it added character to the dog. It certainly satisfied my craving for a hot dog.
I spent a few months in Chicago and I came to decide that the Chicago dog is one of America's great culinary traditions and the ultimate form of the hot dog. Let's pay homage to the Chicago dog by reciting its toppings: yellow mustard, chopped white onions, unnaturally bright green relish, dill pickle spear, tomato slice, sport peppers, and celery salt.