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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:07 PM

Chicago had about 10 of the 75.
 
75 Best Hot Dogs 2017
 
You know it's a legit list when they include Fat Johnny's, which just beat out Portillo's LOL.
 
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:15 PM

Now that's the type of fine dining that would appeal to many slot racers! :shok:
 
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:15 PM

I could never be drunk or hungry enough to eat anything from a place that looked like that!!! :bad: :bad:

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:18 PM

Why not? Isn't that what a lot of Chicago places look like? LOL...

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:21 PM

I guess I don't get out much! LOL.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:23 PM

I bet you Bernie has eaten there! :laugh2:


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:25 PM

I'm definitely going there the next time I am in Chicago!
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:26 PM

I use to stop at Fat Johnny's on my way home from my job, before Koford, 35 years ago.
 
It was only semi-dangerous back then. LOL
 
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Dick Portillo use to wash his pots in his bath tub at his apartment in Summit.
 
That didn't stop Berkshire (not Hathaway) from eventually paying him $900,000,000 for his restaurants.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:27 PM

Catering for the Sano?


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:31 PM

Mike, it wouldn't surprise me if Fat Johnny didn't wash his pans somewhere close to the bathtub in that joint.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:00 PM

Cheater questioned the $900 million figure, I quoted, for a "chain of hot dog stands", on the sale of Portillo's.

Berkshire Partners to buy Portillo's restaurants for almost $1 billion

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:04 PM

Do you have to wipe your feet when you come out of that place?


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:42 PM

Glad to see our local chain Yocco's came in at #9.  Lee Iococca's uncle started the first one.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:49 PM

Fat Johnnie's may actually be cleaner than Portillo's as far as prep equipment is concerned. Smaller place,

easier to clean. My buddie's kid worked at the Carol Stream Portillo's, and I was behind the counter once.

The cheap help did not go out of their way to "sanitize" back there. Still, they have to pass health inspection,

either way. One thing most people don't know, is that the grills are never cleaned. It ruins the "non-stick"

properties of the cooking surface. 



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:51 PM

I maintain that a Sabrett hot dog from a NYC street vendor (aka dirty water dogs) are the ultimate in Hot Doggery. YMMV

 

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Anybody remember Nedick's?


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 03:27 PM

There was place in Chicago on Harlem or around there that looked like it had been there from the 50's.

Great hot dogs


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 03:51 PM

LinX in Orange and Joe Schmoe's in Buena Park!! Two great ones!!! 


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 04:19 PM

I maintain that a Sabrett hot dog from a NYC street vendor (aka dirty water dogs) are the ultimate in Hot Doggery. YMMV

 

Cheers

 

Anybody remember Nedick's?

 

Hard to pass a cart. We still buy the Red Onion sauce in a jar down here.

- Since this is the recipe thread.  Put that in when making meat loaf, amazing!

 

Nedick's... of course. Dog and an orange please.

How about Horn and Hardart's "The Automat"?

 

Rutt's Hut Wins out of this 75!  But .... My all time favorite is The Windmill in Freehold NJ. Our car club (BeBop Cruisers) would meet there on Rt9 Friday nights.

#8 on this list.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 04:32 PM

Rutts hut #1 and Jimmy Buffs are awesome, part of the reason I weighed 600 pounds. Lol. My parents went to Rutts when they were dating.

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 05:24 PM

Been to Pink's and Ben's in D.C. Think I'll go to Joe Schmoe's Fri while I'm at BPR. A couple minutes away.

Would be a hoot to go to Martinsville for a race and a couple of those 'dogs.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:50 PM

TP, never been to Jimmy Buffs - a missed opportunity.

 

TE, Gotta say you would be 'surprised' at M-ville. I was...those are the BRIGHT Red dogs. Red die # whatever OD.

Better yet is the famous Bologna Burgers (sliced dog) at South Boston Speedway .

 

OK, so all this talk I had to 'build something' to eat.

"eat and tweet"? :mda:

 

It's a "Make America Great" special 'recipe'

 

Dog - Oscar Myer

Roll - Walmart

Mac'n - Kraft boxed W/ Sargento Sharp Cheddar on top 

Corn - Florida Fresh

Butter - I can't believe it's not

Fries - Orida

Mustard - Guldens 

Pickles- BanTempe 

Pepper - McCorrmick

Salt - Morton Course Kosher

Ketchup - Hunts (not shown)

Drink - Dr. Pep (limited ed. Wonder Woman)

 

That and ..Truck qualifying at Eldora on TV.

 

 'merica 

 

And there you I have it.

 

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:57 PM

The Bob is back! How ya doing?


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:58 PM

Has anyone tracked their weight since this "Racer's Recipes"  forum started. I think I've gained 10 lbs.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:30 PM

TE, good thanks bud... now that I've had all my 'food groups.'
 
SL, It's my first day, I start 'tracking' now.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:35 PM

Swiss,

Now look what you've gone and done! Geez, now I'm grilling some dogs, having a beer, and watching the Dodgers.

Excellent!


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