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The small, second floor bar not far from the U.S. Capitol is a wry homage to the corner bars of Chicago (Ivy, as in Wrigley) and Detroit (Coney, the signature hot dog of Motor City). And if they don’t have real Old Style, they get a lot else right. The mural of Harry Caray, smell of Vienna Beef dogs, and crunch of peanut shells under Chuck Taylors sets the sleepy tone of a neighborhood joint–the kind owner Josh Saltzman and bartender Adam Fry craved when they moved east.
After 17 years working a corporate job, Southside Dogs Owner Sandy Roberts decided to follow her heart and open a hotdog stand. Read the full article here!
National Hot Dog Month begins July 1st and to kick it off we launched a t-shirt contest via Facebook. Vote for your favorite Vienna Beef t-shirt and the winning shirt will be available to purchase on viennabeef.com! Ten random voters will get a free winning t-shirt. Please vote for your favorite and share with your friends! The last day to vote is July 7th.
*You must have a Facebook account to vote.
Enjoy the taste of Wrigley Field™! To help celebrate 100 years at the old ballpark, The Cubs have commissioned Chicago’s premium sausage maker, Vienna® Beef, to reintroduce the Wrigley Field Smokies™. They are made from the original Vienna® Beef 1893 family recipe. Using only premium, fresh, domestic beef, and a secret blend of seasonings, this sausage is all hickory-smoked for that signature Vienna® taste.
It is available at these locations:
Woodman’s (in Northern IL and Southern WI)
The Chicago Cubs and Vienna Beef are partnering to bring back a familiar smell and taste with the introduction of Wrigley Field Smokies this weekend. Read the full article here!
If you ask Mark Reitman how Hot Dog University started, he’ll take you all the way back to 1955 when he was just eight years old. Selling food in his father’s soda fountain drug store and later becoming a teacher and hot dog salesman perfectly prepped Reitman for a post-retirement life as the founder of Hot Dog University, a program that teaches people the skills they need to open a hot dog cart. Read the full article here!