caption Chicago hot dogs are serious business. But bigger isn’t always better. source Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider Hot dogs in Chicago are a big deal. Portillo’s is a fast-casual restaurant that’s located throughout Illinois and serves a classic Chicago-style hot dog. Chicago is famous for its hot dog, which is an all-beef Vienna dog topped with mustard, neon-green relish, tomatoes, white onions, a pickle spear, sport peppers, and a shake of celery salt. The perfect Chicago hot dog needs to have ‘OBR’ – the optimal bite ratio of toppings – according to Chicago food expert Steve Dolinsky. The hot dog has historical significance in the city of Chicago. The all-beef Vienna dogs with the essential seven toppings nestled in a poppy-seed bun is a thing of culinary legend. Even the award-winning, Michelin-star chef Grant Achez … [Read more...] about I tried one of the most famous hot dogs in Chicago and it was delicious — but I made one huge mistake while ordering
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caption “When the lines are long, the churros are good,” one employee said. source Hollis Johnson Costco‘s food court has attracted many fans. Some of the Costco food court’s biggest fans may be the employees themselves. Some employees say you don’t even need to be a store member to grab a hot dog or a slice of pizza at Costco’s food court. The chain deliberately keeps prices low to better customers’ shopping experiences. Costco food courts have a bit of a cult following. The retail chain is well-known for hawking cheap eats you can grab once you wrap up your shopping spree. But these food courts aren’t just some tacked-on idea to help the store make a quick buck. They’re kind of a big deal. In fact, in the pizza business, Costco is actually the 14th-largest pizza chain in the US. If you’re looking to grab something tasty and … [Read more...] about Costco employees share their 11 best food court secrets and hacks
By Yvette Van Veen Special to the Star Wed., April 25, 2018 My 2-year-old golden retriever has the opportunity to run off leash during some walks. When he does, he chews and eats sticks. If I try to get the sticks away from him, he runs away. It becomes a game. How to I stop him from doing this? Recognizing the human role in this problem is half the battle. Many dogs learn that grabbing forbidden objects leads to games of catch me if you can. Allowing the dog to ingest pieces of wood is a safety concern. It’s not something that can simply be ignored in the hopes that the dog tires of doing it. Both ignoring and chasing are bad options. Rule number one is that freedom is earned. As long as the dog rehearses the problem, they will continue doing it. Use a leash or a long line. Reserve off-leash time for areas that are secure and devoid of all sticks. Then address the problem through several training strategies. First, beef up the dog’s recall. Teach … [Read more...] about How do I stop my dog from eating sticks?: Pet Lovers’ Manual
caption Business Insider asked Costco employees for their favorite food court menu items, and these 8 options were standout hits. source GoToVan/Flickr Costco‘s food court is home to a number of cheap and tasty menu options that members and food critics love. Costco employees themselves have some favorites, too. Business Insider reached out to Costco workers and scoured the web to figure out what meals are considered standout hits with employees. Costco food courts are famous for having cheap, yummy grub. The food court menus are static in terms of price and offerings. You’ll have to travel if you want to find any serious discrepancies between Costco food court menus. They’re definitely a good option for shoppers looking to grab a quick, post-shopping spree meal. And some Costco employees are fans too. Business Insider recently asked a number of Costco employees … [Read more...] about 8 Costco food court menu items employees swear by
By Edward Keenan Star Columnist Thu., March 29, 2018 The past few years, my family and I have taken long road trips during our vacations, hitting multiple cities at a go in our van, camping and taking hotels along the way. My kids have developed the hobby of doing research — what we should do and see in most places, but especially what we should eat. They’re very keen on the idea of “famous foods” associated with cities — the signature dishes particular places are known for. So we’ve had Cincinnati-style chili (served on spaghetti and with a heap of shredded cheddar on top) from Camp Washington in Cinci. We went to Lafayette Coney Island for hot dogs served with mustard, onions and chili in Detroit, and hit up a Detroit-style pizza (square, with a deep, thick crust) as well. We had wings at one joint and beef on weck in another in Buffalo, Schwartz’s smoked meat in Montreal, various poutines in Quebec City, brauts and … [Read more...] about So what should Toronto’s signature food be?