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David Berg meats??

Vienna Beef has always used hickory to smoke their products.

Nov 20, 2012
chicagostyledog in Chicago Area

Top 3 Hot Dogs

Gene & Jude's has never served a pickle on their hot dogs.

Apr 10, 2011
chicagostyledog in Chicago Area

Top 3 Hot Dogs

Food service, natural casing Vienna Beef hot dogs are available to the public at the Vienna Beef Factory Store. They can be purchased in a ten pound case, by the pound, or by the piece.

Vienna Beef
2501 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL

Mar 06, 2011
chicagostyledog in Chicago Area

Top 3 Hot Dogs

Gene and Jude's serves a natural casing Vienna Beef "food service" hot dog.

Mar 06, 2011
chicagostyledog in Chicago Area

Hotdog Opolis Boynton Beach

Hotdog Opolis will open it's second stand in Boynton Beach on Monday, November 22nd. Congratulations to Judy, Harvey, and Jay for bringing an authentic taste of Chicago to the neighborhood.

10:30am-4:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
10:30am-7:00pm Thursday, Saturday

Hotdog Opolis
412 East Ocean Drive
Boynton Beach, FL

Nov 18, 2010
chicagostyledog in Florida

HotDog-Opolis Boca Raton

HotDogOpolis is a Chicago style hot dog stand that recently opened in Boca on North Federal Highway. I had the opportunity to enjoy lunch at HDO the past two days. On Monday, I had a char cheddar Polish with grilled onions on a steamed poppy seed bun with fresh hand cut fries. It was to die for! Yesterday I noshed on a char cheddar burger with grilled onions. OMG! Their menu is all Vienna Beef from Chicago and they use Merkt's cheddar cheese from Wisconsin on their burgers, dogs, and fries.I plan to have a char grilled salami sandwich with grilled onions on a pretzel roll for my next visit. Their menu includes corned beef, pastrami. soup, and chili. My dream has finally come true, the Chicago north shore has finally invaded Boca.

6020 N. Federal Highway
Boca Raron, FL 33432
M-Sat 10:30am-7:00pm

Best Jewish Deli in Chicago?

The original Sam & Hy's was on the corner of Roosevelt & Keeler. I lived 2 blocks away on Keeler & Fillmore and would visit the place daily on my walk to Bryant School back in the early 50's. When they moved from the west side into Skokie on Dempster, Sam & Hy's was a regular stop from my home in Niles to my office in Evanston, especially since my uncle Jack was the deli man and would make me the largest corned beef sandwich on the north shore. I've since moved to southeastern Wisconsin, where I found the best corned beef sandwich at Jake' Deli & Benji's in Milwaukee. Both hand carve their corned beef and serve it on Miller's rye, which is very similar to the old Castle rye from the old days.

Sep 28, 2008
chicagostyledog in Chicago Area

Vienna Beef Hot Dog Challenge

Elegance in Meats
3135 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL

Dec 12, 2007
chicagostyledog in Chicago Area

Dining in Racine Wi

The Yellow Rose in downtown Racine serves a wonderful lunch. The owners, Scott & Patrice Sebastian also own Sebastian's, which serves dinner. Sebastian's food stands head to toe with any upscale Chicago restaurant and we're grateful to have them here in Racine(Caledonia).

Dec 12, 2007
chicagostyledog in Great Lakes

Pizza in Racine, IL and Dayton, OH

Favorite thin crust pizza in Racine is Mike and Angelo's and Zaffiro's in Milwaukee.

Chicago to Racine, WI - Frozen Custard

O&H Bakery serves Racine's best kringle.

Looking for Good Mexican Eats in Racine, WI

Mexico Lindo has the best Mexican food in Racine and Jalapeno Loco has the best in Milwaukee.

Top 3 Hot Dogs

I'm a fan of Poochie's in Skokie. A char cheddar Polish with well done grilled onions and cheddar fries gets my tail wagging.

Sep 03, 2007
chicagostyledog in Chicago Area

Where to find Nathan's Natural Casing Dogs...

WS, Woodman's only has the Nathan's in natural casings. The rest are skinless. I sell the skinless at the cart. However, if you e-mail me prior to your visit, I'll bring some natural casings, just for you.


May 08, 2007
chicagostyledog in Chicago Area

Where to find Nathan's Natural Casing Dogs...

If you're coming to Wisconsin on I94, get off at HWY50 , turn right, and immediately turn left to go to Woodman's food store. They carry Nathan's natural casing hot dogs, as well as Vienna Beef, Hebrew National, and Best's Kosher. They also sell S.Rosen/Maryann poppy seed buns and Green River. If it's on Saturday and you have time, continue east on HWY50 to Green Bay Road(HWY 31-a 5 minute drive). Turn a left on Green Bay and continue for two blocks until you reach Stein Garden and Gifts(6300 Green Bay Road)on the left. You'll see my Vienna Beef hot dog cart in the lot. Stop in and identify yourself from Chowhound. I sell Veinna Beef and Coke products. Hours: Saturday's-May/June from 10am-3pm. A story about my cart and business school( will be in the May 18th edition of the Chicago Reader.

May 07, 2007
chicagostyledog in Chicago Area

Anything Chowish in Milwaukee?

I second Three Brothers. Reservations are a must, so call today. At Random hasn't been open lately, call first. Zaffiro's makes a great thin crust pizza. Jake's or Benji's for a corned beef sandwich. Night Owl Drive-In for a greasy cheeseburger and chocolate malt(call first).
Martino's for a Vienna Beef hot dog or Polish.

Food souvenirs from Beloit area?

The Gun Club Restaurant in Beloit has always been a favorite.

Gun Club Restaurant
1122 East Colley Road
Beloit, WI

The chocolate chip cookies at the New Glarus Bakery are some of the best in WI.

Dotty Dumplings Dowry in Madison, WI

I only get to Madison a few times a year(Canoecopia), so I don't have a good burger recommendation. Howvever, if you live in Madison and want the best burger meat, it can be purchased at Whole Foods. Buy their fresh ground sirloin or even better is the David's Kosher all natural lean ground beef at Trader Joe's. The quality and taste of David's is better than any restaurant burger meat available. Be sure to use it within 24 hours of purchase or freeze it as patties.

Dotty Dumplings Dowry in Madison, WI

I've been to the new DDD twice. The atmosphere and the food don't compare to the original. It's now just another burger bar.

Door County, Wisc.

The White Gull Inn in Fish Creek serves a good Door County boil, along with excellent breakfasts(the Door County cherry stuffed French toast is our favorite). If you're looking for a good cheeseburger, fries, and a chocolate malt, Harry's Cherry Diner in Sturgeon Bay will take you back to the days of Elvis.

Burgers and Merkt's cheese?

Merkt's makes an excellent cheese. Some of recommendations in the above posts don't use Merkt's. They use Vern's Cheese from Chilton, WI. Vern's is another excellent cheese used on dogs, burgers, and fries sold throughout the Chicago area.

Sep 13, 2006
chicagostyledog in Chicago Area

A week in Milwaukee

Zaffiro's: Thin Crust Pizza
Jakes: Corned beef
Martino's Italian Beef: Vienna Beef Chicago style hot dogs
Nite-Owl Drive-In: Cheeseburgers
Three Bros: Serbian
Beerbellys: Friday Fish Fry-Perch & Bluegill
At Random: Ice cream drinks-alcoholic & non alcoholic
Kopp's & Leons: Custard
Benji's: Breakfast-Lox & Bagels, hoppel poppel, corned beef hash
Take the Sprecher's Brewery Tour

Madison, Wisconsin

Ella's Deli was great in the 60's through the mid 80's, especially the State Street store. Once that location closed, the food went rapidly down hill. We won't eat there any more, after giving the place numerous chances. It keeps getting worse. Monty's Blue Plate, Hubbard Street Diner, and Dotty Dumpling's Dowery are respectable for Madison Roadfood.

Aug 03, 2006
chicagostyledog in Great Lakes

Downtown Milwaukee Recs

Some favorite Milwaukee eateries:

Jake's Deli: Corned beef sandwich
Benji's: Breakfast, lox & bagels. corned beef, hoppel popple
Kopps: Custard
Nite Owl Drive-In: Cheeseburgers
Three Brothers: Serbian
OHP: Breakfast
Jalapeno Loco: Mexican
Beer Belly's: Blue gill and perch on Friday
Zaffiro's: Thin crust pizza
Martino's Italian Beef: Vienna Beef Chicago style dogs & Polish
At Random: Ice cream drinks-alcoholic & non-alcoholic


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