So here’s a hot dog that’s so perfect for me that I’m genuinely surprised I’m not the one who came up with it. I love pineapple. I love red onion. I love hot dogs. Really, this one is hitting all of the high notes. It’s also similar to a hot dog I had at my favorite hot dog place in Chicago, Chubby Weiners. That restaurant holds the ignominious distinction of being where D and I had dinner on every presidential election day since we moved to the neighborhood. Yeah, that’s only two elections. And I think we maybe decided to go there on a non-election day once. But still. To me, this is the Election Day headquarters for our family. Some of you who are familiar with the Chicago hot dog scene (and didn’t chuckle at that last phrase) will wonder why I didn’t pick Hot Doug’s. Well, because my favorite hot dog place can’t be somewhere where I have to wait in line for an hour. It just can’t. And Hot Doug’s is closing, so I have to pick something else. Why not Weiner’s Circle? Because I’ve never been, and I don’t like confrontation. I do, however, love this Conan O’Brien sketch where Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Jack MacBrayer go to Wiener’s Circle. Well, now I have to try not to fall down a You Tube rabbit hole of Triumph videos. Did you guys know he visited The Real Housewives of Atlanta? It’s really hard not to click that.
Why am I spending all this time talking about local hot dogs instead of writing about the recipe? Because it’s such a no-brainer. It’s just delicious. It’s also the kind of thing that you already know whether you’ll like it without me telling you anything. Do you like pineapple? Welcome aboard. That was quick.