Everything On It

I asked for a hot dog
With everything on it
And that was my big mistake,
‘Cause it came with a parrot,
A bee in a bonnet,
A wristwatch, a wrench, and a rake.

It came with a goldfish,
A flag, and a fiddle,
A frog, and a front porch swing,
And a mouse in a mask
That’s the last time I ask
For a hot dog with everything.

Shel Silverstein

The Two Just Don’t Go Together

I have tried ketchup on a Chicago dog; I have. And with the traditional toppings (which I call the Chicago Seven), the vinegar base of ketchup throws off the whole flavor profile.

And there’s something to be said for tradition; ketchup on a Chicago dog is like seeing the White Sox play their season in Wrigley Field. The two just don’t go together.

Manolis Alpogianis