'Vienna Beef' on Serious Eats

Sausage City: Presenting the Natural Casing Hot Dog Map

The hot dog is iconic to Chicago; there's no question about it. We take them very seriously, defend our style of dressing them, and would pit ours against any in the world. Sadly, you can't walk into any old stand in Chicago and necessarily get a properly made hot dog. Sure, it will probably be good. But a great Chicago hot dog is slightly harder to find. More

Weekend Giveaway: Vienna Beef Hot Dog Kit for Your Memorial Day Party

When we picture Memorial Day, we picture grills. Smoking hot ones lined up with hot dogs. This year we wanted to make sure you're kicking off summer with some tube steak too, so we're giving away two hot dog and garnish kits thanks to the good folks at Vienna Beef. Each kit will come with 30 Vienna natural casing dogs and all the classic Chicago Dog toppings; a bottle of Plochman's yellow mustard (a favorite in our epic mustard tasting), a jar of Vienna's bright green relish, a jar of sport peppers, and celery salt. Enter to win here. More

'Consumer Reports' Doesn't Know Hot Dogs

The good folks at Consumer Reports may know cars and appliances, but apparently their tasters don't know much about hot dogs. The magazine just released its hot dog taste test results. Hebrew National came out on top. Hebrew National is a fine-tasting dog, don't get me wrong, but ever since the kosher police ruled that natural casings were not kosher, Hebrew National's dogs no longer rule. They don't have that great snap that's required of a truly great hot dog.... More

'Consumer Reports' Doesn't Know Hot Dogs

The good folks at Consumer Reports may know cars and appliances, but apparently their tasters don't know much about hot dogs. The magazine just released its hot dog taste test results. Hebrew National came out on top. Hebrew National is a fine-tasting dog, don't get me wrong, but ever since the kosher police ruled that natural casings were not kosher, Hebrew National's dogs no longer rule. They don't have that great snap that's required of a truly great hot dog.... More

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