Relish in Hot Dogs
If there was an official food for the city of Chicago, there is no doubt it would be the hot dog. The prized meat on a bun was first debuted at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago and the love affair has only grown ever since. On August 10-12, the Chicago History Museum will celebrate this relationship and go into depth about the local roots of the frankfurter in the 6th Annual Chicago Hot Dog Fest, sponsored by Vienna Beef. Several of the area’s best food vendors will be present, offering up their own unique creations—eateries scheduled to appear include Edzo’s, Robinson’s, Frannie’s, Pinstripes and Byron’s among others. The outdoor festival (held just north of the museum at Stockton and LaSalle Drive) will also have plenty of activities including inflatables, games and interactive exhibits and discussions about Hot Dog History, the World’s Fair, Baseball in Chicago and Chicago Blues. There will also be a range of music all weekend. That includes Wiggleworms and School of Rock as well as the ‘80s hair metal tribute Hairbanger’s Ball and the Trippin’ Billies (a Dave Matthews cover band). www.chicagohistory.org/chicagohotdogfest.
Chicago-style or otherwise, find hot dogs of all kinds at this fest.