armagazine.com/ chicago-dog Put a cooked hot dog in a poppy seed bun*. Add
(in this order) yellow mustard, sweet pickle relish, chopped onion, 4 fresh tomato wedges, a pickle spear, 2 sport peppers (pickled serrano peppers or pepperoncini work as well), and a dash of celery salt.
*To make your own poppy seed bun, brush the top of a bun with 1 teaspoon melted butter, then sprinkle with about
1/8 teaspoon poppy seeds. Set the bun on a baking sheet and broil until it begins to toast, about 1 minute.
Along with bright green sweet relish and a signature poppy seed bun, these puppies are said to have been “dragged through the garden” because of all the veggie toppings. There’s one thing you should never ask a Chicagoan to put on their hot dog, though—ketchup.