Tuesday, September 16, 2008


So true, so true-

When correctly ordered “with everything,” the Chicago hot dog is topped with mustard, fluorescent green relish the color of a kid’s lollipop, chopped onions, one or two tomato slices, one or two pickle spears, two to four hot peppers, and celery salt. Even more important than what goes on is what does not go on—ketchup.

At The Wieners Circle, a famous nearly all-night spot, I overheard this terse conversation:

Boy: “Where’s the ketchup?”

Girl: “Don’t do it, Jerome.”

Boy: “What? Is that wrong?”

Looking around, nervous that her boyfriend had made an insensitive remark, she sternly assured him it was.

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