Public Radio's Marketplace visited Wiener and Still Champion recently. Tess Vigeland reports: "'A Chicago hot dog is an all beef hotdog on a poppy seed bun, and there's mustard, onions, relish, pickle, there's sport peppers, tomato and celery salt.'

That's Gus Paschalis. He owns and runs a hotdog stand called, I kid you not, 'Weiner and Still Champion' in nearby Evanston.

It's definitely a little divey. But you can get a dog and hand cut french fries that are fried to order for $3.50. Not bad for a meal that contains most of the major food groups. Turns out the Chicago dog has a good 'pedigree' for surviving tough times."



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