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Sundancer7

Hot dog Relish Fri, 03/14/03 8:47 AM (permalink)
My favorite hot dogs come from the Chicago Area. They use a particular relish that is bright green and is not available in Knoxville, TN. What and where can I obtain that relish?
 
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    scbuzz

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    RE: Hot dog Relish Fri, 03/14/03 10:22 AM (permalink)
     
    #2
      Sundancer7

      RE: Hot dog Relish Fri, 03/14/03 6:31 PM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by scbuzz

      Try here :

      http://www.thebestofchicago.com/shop/flukys.htm



      I tried the site, but no relish. I had a friend who treasured it and I thought I would try
       
      #3
        Michael Stern

        RE: Hot dog Relish Sat, 03/15/03 5:12 AM (permalink)
        The Fluky's sight does sell condiment packs that include that unique Chicago relish, known there as picallili. Here is one such pack they offer:

        $23.50
        This package includes 3-8oz Jars of Fluky's Condiments. Choose from the Hot Dog Stand Mustard, the "Fluky's Blend" Flourescent Green Sweet Relish and the Serrano Peppers.


        As a Chicagoan myself, I really miss that green stuff, as well as the soft-steamed poppy seed buns (not to mention the Vienna all-beef franks).
         
        #4
          Julia I

          RE: Hot dog Relish Tue, 03/18/03 1:58 AM (permalink)
          You know, I asked about that relish and the poppy seed buns in a local (Chicago-area) grocery store last year and was told that sometimes they show up for sale, but only when summer comes and the weather is warmer. Go figure! [|)]
           
          #5
            Michael Stern

            RE: Hot dog Relish Tue, 03/18/03 4:18 AM (permalink)
            The trick with those poppy seed buns, it seems to me, is that the best places have them absolutely fresh, and steamed to be just slightly warm. Day-old ones at home just wouldn't duplicate the experience for me, and heaven forbid you toast one. Maybe a few seconds in the microwave would create that supersoft texture . Much as I adore Chicago hot dogs, I stick with New England-style buns here in Connecticut. Those are easy to make properly: grill each side in lots of butter.
             
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              CharlyD

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              RE: Hot dog Relish Tue, 03/18/03 9:08 AM (permalink)
              You can buy the relish, but only in large (1 gallon) amounts.
              Take a look at:
              http://www.flukys.com/html/products.html
               
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                MadBBQer

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                RE: Hot dog Relish Sun, 03/23/03 12:20 AM (permalink)
                The ONLY "relish" for a hot dog is cold & crisp slaw!
                 
                #8
                  Sundancer7

                  RE: Hot dog Relish Sun, 03/23/03 8:17 AM (permalink)
                  I received an e-mail from the owner of Flukys indicating that the relish they sell is their own recipe and it is very green. Sort of expensive but good. Compares with the price of gold now. It is available by the gallon or by the jar. I am going to sell some stock and buy some for my firend.
                   
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                    John Fox

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                    RE: Hot dog Relish Sun, 04/6/03 7:00 PM (permalink)
                    Michael,
                    I forgot that you lived in Chicago. Chicago and Connecticut are 2 of the best states for hot dogs along with New Jersey. I was wondering what your favorite Chicago hot dog was/is. I know most places use the Vienna Frank. I've only had it once at a place in Jersey called Uncle Frankies (it was skinless) and don't remember what it tasted like. I've heard that Super Dawg uses a Sinai Kosher dog from the same company that makes Besr Kosher. And at least one of the Fluky's uses a dog made from Klements in Milwaukee. What's your favorite Chicago dog?
                     
                    #10
                      Michael Stern

                      RE: Hot dog Relish Sun, 04/6/03 9:56 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by John Fox

                      What's your favorite Chicago dog?



                      John, I cannot tell you how much time I have spent pondering that question. At the moment, I like Poochie's char dog best, but that's partly because I like Poochie's fries so much, too. For years, Superdawg was at the top of my list, and maybe still ought to be. And before that I was a Byron's fan (love their motto: "Thee Hot Dog"). As a teenager on the North Shore, I must've gone to Big Herm's three or four times a week. Last time I ate at the Wiener's Circle, I thought, This is the greatest ... and Gold Coast, when it was on State Street, was unsurpassed. So you see how indecisive I am? Honestly, I don't know if there's a clear hierarchy among the best of the best.

                      I do agree that I am one lucky son-of-a-gun, having spent nearly all my life in Chicago and Connecticut, which are, with New Jersey, the Triumverate of Tube Steaks.

                       
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                        ali b

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                        RE: Hot dog Relish Wed, 05/7/03 12:50 PM (permalink)
                        here in new york b & g makes an emerald relish that is awesome. ironically it isn't shown on their website. go figure...
                         
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                          Pyka

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                          RE: Hot dog Relish Sat, 05/24/03 11:07 AM (permalink)


                          I used to live in Chicago and had the same problem.

                          I found piccalilli at synergydiet.com under condiments/sauces and marinades.at the bottom It was on sale 05/2003 for $1.99 10oz jar (HURRY)

                          I found sport pepper's at hotsauceworld.com under condiments.
                          $4.99 a Jar!

                          I found vienna hot dog's at deepdishpizza.com under mail order store.$47.00 for 5 lbs. or about 40 dogs.
                          Go Figure! Hot Dogs At A Pizza Joint.

                          P>S> I AM THE MAN


                          Love Gregg and Stinky (MY CAT) SEND MONEY!
                           
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                            Pyka

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                            RE: Hot dog Relish Mon, 06/2/03 1:26 PM (permalink)
                            From Gregg Pyka

                            SORRY

                            DO NOT ORDER PICCALLILI FROM SYNERGY.COM IT SUCKS(Its Diet)
                             
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                              jdg68

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                              RE: Hot dog Relish Sun, 06/8/03 11:41 PM (permalink)
                              My favorite relish is a homemade zucchini relish. We've been making it as long as I can remember and it's my relish of choice. It has zucchini, which is a little softer than the cucumbers in most relishes, bell peppers, onions and spices. A bit less sweet/tart than the cucumber based relishes.
                               
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                                IKE779

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                                RE: Hot dog Relish Wed, 07/2/03 9:13 AM (permalink)

                                Originally posted by ali b

                                here in new york b & g makes an emerald relish that is awesome. ironically it isn't shown on their website. go figure...



                                THANK YOU!!! I RESENTLY MOVED UPSTATE AND I'VE BEEN TELLING EVERYONE ABOUT EMERALD RELISH, BUT I CAN'T FIND IT ANYWHERE I EVEN WHENT BACK HOME WHERE I USED TO BUY IT AND THEY DON'T CARRY IT ANYMORE, EVERYONE THINKS I'M CRAZY UP HERE AND I WAS BEGINING TO BELEIVE THEM THANK YOU FOR THE PROOF. IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE TO GET SOME PLEASE REPLY AND RELEASE THE SECRET???!!!
                                 
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                                  hawkeyejohn

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                                  RE: Hot dog Relish Wed, 07/2/03 10:52 AM (permalink)
                                  Vienna Beef is now selling it, carried locally by the Jewel stores. Try www.viennabeef.com.

                                   
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                                    vinelady

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                                    RE: Hot dog Relish Wed, 07/2/03 3:08 PM (permalink)
                                    My favorite relish one the my grandmother makes, Green Tomato. I will and have eaten it on almost anything.
                                     
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                                      Bona

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                                      RE: Hot dog Relish Fri, 07/18/03 12:41 PM (permalink)
                                      I spent alot of my years in western New York state. WNY has Sahlen hot dogs and Webers relish & mustard. Charcoal broiled is the established method of cooking. Living in Indianapolis now (no good dogs here) lets me get to Chicago and I've tried the Chicago dog and enjoy it just as much as the WNY weiner. I don't believe there is a best but just alot of great dogs and styles of serving them. The Webers picallili is sweet/hot and just the right compliment to the charcoal dog. It can be ordered over the internet thru Webers.
                                       
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                                        jwwest

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                                        RE: Hot dog Relish Sun, 08/3/03 6:39 AM (permalink)
                                        There is a place here in Phoenix that serve's authentic Chicago style hotdogs just as Flukys does. It is called Niro's Gyros and it is located at 48th st. and Elliot, easily accessible from I-10. They also serve a Maxwell St. Polish, which is outstanding (and just as I remember it from school!). The hotdog has the authentic bright green sweet relish and hot serrano sport peppers, along with the traditional poppy seed bun. Truly great!
                                         
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                                          tpsmith

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                                          RE: Hot dog Relish Tue, 09/16/03 5:11 PM (permalink)
                                          I just picked up a 10oz jar of B & G emerald relish at my local Shop Rite Supermarket here in South Jersey. It cost $1.69. Tried it for the 1st time in potato salad and fell in love with it! Also, I did a search on Google.com and came up with several mail order companies that sold the product. Hope this helps.
                                           
                                          #21
                                            Sundancer7

                                            RE: Hot dog Relish Sun, 09/21/03 6:45 PM (permalink)
                                            I am amazed that the Emerald Green Hot Dog Relish is not available more places.

                                            In my opinion, a hot dog is not complete without it and it ain't available here in the south.

                                            I tried to bribe a hot dog stand worker in O'Hare to sell me a container for a $10.00 tip. No go.

                                            That is the way the mop flops.

                                            Paul E. smith
                                            Knoxville, TN
                                             
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                                              Pontet

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                                              RE: Hot dog Relish Mon, 12/1/03 3:18 PM (permalink)
                                              Just found this site desperately seeking the emerald green relish of fame.

                                              Well, I found this site who purports to sell it:
                                              http://www.hometownfavorites.com/shop/candy_cat_js.asp?abc=1&char=B&id=535

                                              $1.60 for a 10 oz jar.

                                              Also, for those of you who haven't tried it, the other poster is spot on: Weber's Mustard from NY is awesome mustard.

                                              Cheers!
                                               
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                                                Kristi S.

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                                                RE: Hot dog Relish Mon, 12/1/03 3:31 PM (permalink)
                                                But why, why is it so fluorescent green? Food coloring? I hope not.
                                                 
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                                                  scbuzz

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                                                  RE: Hot dog Relish Mon, 12/1/03 4:15 PM (permalink)
                                                  Yeah ... kind of like what exactly goes into that hot dog ???


                                                  You're better off with the flourescent green relish .... maybe it'll kill some of the hot dog cooties !!!
                                                   
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                                                    dendan

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                                                    RE: Hot dog Relish Tue, 12/2/03 3:53 PM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by clothier

                                                    You mean there are things in hot dogs I might not want to know about?

                                                    One of my clients works for one of the major hot dog companies in MI, and I was dropping something off for him, and his office is connected to the factory, and we took a quick tour around. He asked me if I wanted to see hot dogs being made. I asked him if I wanted to see hot dogs being made. He laughed. We didn't go look.


                                                    Well they aren't called Hot Beefs or Hot Porks for a reason...
                                                     
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                                                      UncleVic

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                                                      RE: Hot dog Relish Wed, 12/3/03 10:32 AM (permalink)
                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by Kristi S.

                                                      But why, why is it so fluorescent green? Food coloring? I hope not.


                                                      From what I understand, had something to do with the martians back in the '50s and something about nuclear waste from their spaceship... A few vendors in Chicago served the Green folk some dogs and they paid them with the nuclear waste... From what I can guess is they took their pay and placed it too close to the relish...
                                                       
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                                                        Brahma Bob

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                                                        RE: Hot dog Relish Thu, 12/4/03 11:17 AM (permalink)
                                                        I went looking for relish at the local supermarkets here in Sacramento CA. Most are some kind of dill pickle relish with and without spices. Some have onions and peppers added. Then there's some kind of yellow mustard/relish mixture. I was disappointed. You'd think that this would be a good market for some national or regional supplier but it's kind of a hot-dog wasteland out here compared to the products that are available to you folks in Jersey and Chicago.
                                                         
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                                                          Hiram Callahan

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                                                          RE: Hot dog Relish Sun, 02/8/04 2:04 PM (permalink)
                                                          quote:
                                                          Originally posted by ali b

                                                          here in new york b & g makes an emerald relish that is awesome. ironically it isn't shown on their website. go figure...


                                                          Western Beef Supermarket (403A West 14 Street, New York, NY 10014, Corner of 9th Avenue) sells the Emerald Reliah. I'm still working up the nerve to try it.
                                                           
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                                                            tiki

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                                                            RE: Hot dog Relish Sun, 02/8/04 2:36 PM (permalink)
                                                            quote:
                                                            Originally posted by Hiram Callahan

                                                            quote:
                                                            Originally posted by ali b

                                                            here in new york b & g makes an emerald relish that is awesome. ironically it isn't shown on their website. go figure...


                                                            Western Beef Supermarket (403A West 14 Street, New York, NY 10014, Corner of 9th Avenue) sells the Emerald Reliah. I'm still working up the nerve to try it.



                                                            Try it!! You'll like it!!
                                                             
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