Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Chicago Dog with onion rings at Jerry's Dogs


Chicago Dog w/side of onion rings

As the image label says, this is the Chicago Dog with a side of onion rings from Jerry's Dogs. It's their "signature dog" (which I found no place on their site which describes their dogs' taste, flavoring, ingredients, etc.) garnished with mustard, bright green relish, onions, tomatoes, pickle spear, sport peppers, celery salt, poppy seed bun.

My receipt itemized like this:
  • $4.00 —— Chicago Dog
  • $3.75 —— Make it a Jerry's combo
  • $1.00 —— Add onion rings
  • $2.00 —— Subtract a coupon
  • $0.58 —— Tax
  • -------------------------------
  • $7.31 —— Total cost

Here is my take: The hot dog was nothing memorable. It lacked any kind of long-lasting flavor. You may get some flavor in the initial bite, just barely, but then nothing big enough to sustain and make someone go, "Hm, that's a good hot dog!"

I tasted the fillings/toppings more than the dog. I could taste the relish, onions, tomatoes and mustard. In fact, it could be a mustard, onion, relish dog because that's almost all that I tasted.

I did take a bite of just the dog to see if it had any kind of flavor. I guess it did, just barely. Truth be told I've had more flavor grilling my own Oscar Mayer or Hebrew National hot dog than what this dog gave me. And even a store-bought Johnsonville Beer Bratwursts tastes way better than this Chicago Dog and a pack of five only costs me around $5.99

So, that's it. I won't be returning to get any more dogs from Jerry's Dogs. I did see that they also had burgers and may return to try one of those if the many other closer places to me are closed for business or something.

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