Friday, August 15, 2014

Origin Chicago Hot Dog

The "Chicago Style" hot dog got its start from street cart hot dog vendors during the hard times of the Great Depression. Money was scarce, but business was booming for these entrepreneurs who offered a delicious hot meal on a bun for only a nickel. The famous Chicago Style Hot Dog was born!

They'd start with a Vienna Beef hot dog, nestle it in a steamed poppy seed bun and cover it with a wonderful combination of toppings: yellow mustard, bright green relish, fresh chopped onions, juicy red tomato wedges, a kosher-style pickle spear, a couple of spicy sport peppers and finally, a dash of celery salt. This unique hot dog creation with a "salad on top" and its memorable interplay of hot and cold, crisp and soft, sharp and smooth, became America's original fast food and a true Chicago institution.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Frannies Beef


Well every once in a while we have the rare opportunity to find a place that not only has Killer Chicago Hot Dogs, But Beef sandwiches to die for. Now being a long time patron of almost all Hot dog and Beef Joints, I have grown up on Johnnies Beef and later on Portillo's, Als Etc.Yea I know they have killer beefs BUT by far there is no better Italian Beef than FRANNIES BEEF anywhere. PERIOD... Now that I live in Arizona every chance I get to go home to Chicago for a visit, 1st stop Frannies !! Takes away all the craving for those fixes I miss Instantly, This great place Also has Chicago Hot Dogs 2nd to none.Now do we start with the MeatBall sandwiches or Sausage that any of us Italians know is the real deal, When I see some of these Morons talk about meatball from Subway I wanna crack em..These meatball or Sausage are what we grew up on Ya know like Grandma used to make, After the decision on what to eat the rest is easy.!! Finnish off this delight of a meal with there Fresh Homemade "Every Day" Italian Lemonade!! If only they had a room to rent, I would move in tomorrow,Sooo if you haven't been here its TIME because the best has obviously been saved to last for you.....On a scale of 1-10 I say 11.... Enjoy this is a place you will return often if not Daily.

Now if Catering is on your mind what haven't you payed attention to in this article. Lol They have you covered. And Im Talkin To You.........

Frannies Beef and Catering

4304 River Road

Schiller Park, IL


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cubs 1st -- in MLB Best Hot Dog poll

Cubs 1st -- in MLB Best Hot Dog poll

OK so the Cubs may not measure up to some teams when it comes to actually winning World Series championships. Big whoop. But when it comes to delivering a delicious wiener, the Cub's came in first place -- tied with those show offy New York Yankees, according to a recent online poll. As part of National Hot Dog Month, the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council asked folks to vote for their favorite Major League Baseball stadium hot dog and Wrigley Field (yes, along with Yankee Stadium) grabbed first place as serving the best hot dog in all MLB ballparks.

But what exactly is a Wrigley Field dog? The park offers Best Kosher and Ball Park Franks hot dogs (wow, not hometown Vienna Beef?) steamed, boiled and grilled with toppings that range from grilled onions to the classic Chicago condiments -- minus the tomatoes lately.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Nothing Like a Frannie's Beef Sandwich

Just love when I get back to Chicago!!

Off the plane and directly to Frannies Beef and Hot Dogs
4304 River Rd, Schiller Park, IL 60176-1626,

Walked in and ordered their Famous Beef Sandwich, Well worth the 1800 mile ride..YES Im serious

Thanks to Vince for always taking care of my Family and I when we visit, What more could you ask for than great food , great people,  Thank You