Chicago-Style Hot Dog (River Grove, Illinois)
When fully loaded, this is an iconic combination of chopped white onions, hot pickled sport peppers, tomato, mustard, relish, pickle, and celery salt atop a snappy natural-casing all-beef dog, traditionally from Vienna Beef, nestled into a poppy-seed bun. Ketchup need not apply.
Where to Get It: Appropriately old-school and no-frills, Gene's & Jude's is a local favorite for the stripped-down Chicago dog, a.k.a. the Depression dog, featuring just mustard, onions, relish, and peppers atop a Vienna Beef frank – with a pile of French fries. 2720 River Rd., River Grove, IL