Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to Menu

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2014/07/09 13:29:01 (permalink)

Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to Menu

Expanding their menu and relationship with promoter Mike Ditka, Al's Beef of Chicago added a 1/3 lb. jumbo and spicy hot dog to it's menu.  Weighing in at roughly 3 times a regular hot dog, it is produced by Vienna Beef.  Here's a link to the bare bones story....perhaps CSD will weigh in....
 
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/celebrity/aboutlastnight/chi-als-beef-mike-ditka-
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I have not personally tried this on for size...or taste!
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    JRPfeff
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    Re: Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to Menu 2014/07/09 13:33:42 (permalink)
    Even this Cheesehead loves that tribute to that dastardly coach.
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    Re: Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to Menu 2014/07/09 14:57:06 (permalink)
    Sure sounds like a winner!  Please report back once you have tried it.
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    Re: Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to Menu 2014/07/09 15:52:27 (permalink)
    Apparently Al's has no love for the northwest suburbs...turf war with Portillo's?
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    Re: Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to Menu 2014/07/09 16:49:53 (permalink)
    JRPfeff
    Even this Cheesehead loves that tribute to that dastardly coach.
    Yeah, because Forrest Gregg was such a sweetheart.


    Buddy
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    Re: Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to Menu 2014/07/11 03:32:03 (permalink)
    Wish we could get Ditka Dogs out here!
    Are you hearin' me Chicagostyledog?
    post edited by Foodbme - 2014/07/11 03:36:12
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    Re: Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to Menu 2014/07/11 07:25:39 (permalink)
    buffetbuster
    Sure sounds like a winner!  Please report back once you have tried it.




    Sorry...on a diet....
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    Re: Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to Menu 2014/07/11 08:08:21 (permalink)
    The Ditka Monster Spicy Polish is a third pound, eight inch, spicy, skinless sausage. The retail version is available as a twin pack and the food service version is available in a ten pound case(30/case). Scored, char grilled with grilled onions and mustard, it's a hit! Check out the Hot Dog University Facebook front page for a photo of this beauty. Vienna Beef released another new retail sausage this week: The Wrigley Field Smokie! We tasted some Smokies this week at a Hot Dog University class and it was an overwhelming success. On a scale of 1-10, it's a 12!
     
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    Re: Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to Menu 2014/07/11 10:45:43 (permalink)
    CSD:  How does it compare to "Big Wally?"
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    Re: Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to Menu 2014/07/11 11:13:08 (permalink)
    ChiTownDiner
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    Sure sounds like a winner!  Please report back once you have tried it.




    Sorry...on a diet....


    Whose diet? The Incredible Hulk's?
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    Re: Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to Menu 2014/07/11 13:10:57 (permalink)
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    Sure sounds like a winner!  Please report back once you have tried it.




    Sorry...on a diet....


    Whose diet? The Incredible Hulk's?




    But it's still a diet....
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    Re: Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to Menu 2014/07/11 13:11:49 (permalink)
    CSD - where are the Smokies sold at?  Is it a special only for the Cubs or can you get a reasonable size pack in certain stores?
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    Re: Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to Menu 2014/07/11 17:20:39 (permalink)
    The Smokies are available at Jewel and other Chicago grocery stores offering Vienna Beef retail products. The factory store sells the retail 4 pack and has a special sale on five pound bags of 30 for $20, while they last. Bring a cooler, as the 5 pound bags are a frozen food service product. Taste wise, they taste like no other Vienna Beef encased meat. The wife and I split three for lunch with our lab, Sam. Big Wally is the filet of encased meats and has a different flavor profile from the hot dogs and Polish.
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    Re: Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to Menu 2014/07/12 20:08:16 (permalink)
    tsores
    CSD:  How does it compare to "Big Wally?"

    Is the Big Wally also the Frankwurst?
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    Re: Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to Menu 2014/07/13 10:47:40 (permalink)
    Foodbme
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    CSD:  How does it compare to "Big Wally?"

    Is the Big Wally also the Frankwurst?


    Yup!
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    Re: Al's Beef adds Spicy Jumbo Ditka Dog to Menu 2014/07/13 10:55:02 (permalink)
    CSD - The Wrigley Smokeys are spectacular!
     
    Thanks so much for your generosity.
     
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