The Anatomy of a Chicago Style Hot Dog

Vienna Beef Hot Dogs: A “Must” for the Chicago Dog

vienna beef hot dogs san mateoThe right kind of hot dog is a beautiful creation of signature meats and flavors. That’s exactly what our Chicago style hot dog offers. A hot dog experience is all about the dog, the bun, and the toppings. Let’s take a closer look at the anatomy of the perfect Chicago dog.

  • The dog itself. Vienna beef hot dogs make a Chicago dog. The snap of the casing and juiciness of the all-beef filling are different from pork dogs. Fun fact: The Vienna beef hot dog was first served at the 1893 World’s Fair.
  • The bread. Only a poppy seed hot dog bun will do for a Chicago dog. It’s white and chewy with little pops of seeds that are a subtle but integral part of the design.
  • Toppings. We’ll leave the ketchup debate to you. The classic toppings for a Chicago dog never include ketchup. Instead, we use tomatoes, medium-heat sport peppers, onions, a pickle spear, neon relish, celery salt, and mustard. Some people may prefer dogs topped with ketchup, sour kraut, mayo, or dill relish.
  • Perfect for… Lunch catering, backyard barbecues, a treat after shopping, or any time you’re in the mood!

Get the Best Chicago Style Pizza, Hot Dogs, or Sandwiches Right Here in San Mateo

Stop by Windy City Pizza today for our Chicago style hot dogs or give us a call at (650) 578-1942 for a pizza and BBQ delivery. We’ve won a reputation as one of the best restaurants in the Bay Area for Chicago style deep dish pizza, Chicago Italian sandwiches, Texas smokehouse BBQ, and Vienna beef Chicago dogs. Our menu is sure to satisfy any appetite!