If you're grilling out this weekend, maybe you'll be inspired by the top dogs on this America's Best Hot Dogs list to get creative with your hot dogs.
There are several Chicago-style hot dogs in the top 50 as decreed by TheDailyMeal.com, but the No. 1 Hot Dog in America, The Mighty Dog at Fat Johnnie's Famous Red Hots on the South Side, is anything but your typical Chicago-style dog.
"A hot dog and tamale on a bun with chili and cheese. Sounds like a monster, right? You’re right to be scared, it’s a mess. You want tomato, sport peppers, relish, and pickles on that? You bet you do. Soft steamed bun, moist tamale, fresh snap of the dog, chili, cheese, and a slice of cucumber sliced on the bias — it’s one of the best hot dogs you’ll ever have," says TheDailyMeal.com.
Last year, DNAInfo's Mark Konkol went on a Chicago hot dog crawl and asked the inevitable question about the Mighty Dog: "How drunk was you when you came up with the idea to put a hot dog on a tamale?"
"We were pretty drunk."