It’s dark, wet, damp and miserable and pickings by the Fullerton el stop are looking sparse. Finger in the air time, East or West? Despite the hollow glow of the golden arches permeating through the drizzle I gamble on east just because Lincoln Avenue is that way.
Across the road a neon open sign draws me in as does the words Dog House. This is better “mission control zoom in, hot dogs at 12 oclock”
Inside its clear this is not your run of the mill dog kennel, a chalk board list gourmet sausages and speciality sausages with random themed names.
Passing up the Gourmet choices of Buffalo, Lamb, Duck, and Alligator at $6.50 a pop, I turned my attention to the speciality choices at $2.50. Showing my chicago ignorance I ask for a Major Daley, I blame the chalk but it was a Mayor Daley (oops) at least I didn’t try to ask for a Blagojevich (even though I did know who he was and not just from celebrity apprentice) and not just because I couldn’t pronounce it without spitting on the bloke behind the counter.
The Mayor Daley topped with irish cheddar, caramelised onions and sweet dijon mustard was excellent, but I will be back for the Alligator next time.
This place was apparently featured on the Food Network by Tom Pizzica on his ‘outrageous food’ show. Check out their website for more details and youtube links. Just a few minutes walk east from the Fullerton El at 816 W Fullerton, Chicago, IL