With encroaching Winter and the fond memories of the tang of mustard from that first bite of a Wrigley Field hot dog fading into the past (along with the recollection of the dreadful baseball season in Chicago), what better way to revive the glories of summer than a Christmas gift that fairly screams “comfort and joy” -- something hot dog related!
Submitted for your approval, some of my “Top” dog-related Christmas presents:
As a former theater critic for the North Loop News and a reviewer of local bars for Timeout Chicago, as well as an occasional beer writer for the Tribune Redeye, I love Chicago for all its quirky, out-of-the-way places, and its character -- not to mention its characters. And hot dog stands. I've been a reporter, a dock worker, an advertising copywriter, an English teacher, and now -- a hot dog blogger. Who would have figured? My partner in this endeavor is Hot-C, also a teacher -- and a great wife. Get in touch: email@example.com.