Monthly Archives: November 2016

Chicago’s Best Pork: Edelweiss German-American Restaurant

Chicago's Best Pork: Edelweiss German-American Restaurant

If the Sound of Music comes to mind, you’ve got another thing coming for ya. The three pound pork shank here will have you singing a different kind of song.
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Chicago’s Italian Beef Sandwiches Debut in New York City – NYC Dining Spotlight, Episode 2

Chicago diners are obsessed with the Windy CIty’s iconic Italian Beef sandwiches, but for some reason, the subs haven’t made their way to New York City. Until now. A new hoagie joint is churning out classic Chicago beef, and today we’re bringing some former Windy City residents over to see how the Big Apple’s version compares to the original.

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Hot Dog University, run out of the Vienna beef factory in Chicago, is teaching people the secret to

HEADLINE: School shows how to turn dogs into dollars
CAPTION: Hot Dog University, run out of the Vienna beef factory in Chicago, is teaching people the secret to making money in the food vending business. (April 15)
(Chicago)
A SYMBOL OF SUMMER
Nats “Awesome meal.”
SIMPLE HAPPINESS FOR THREE DOLLARS.
SELLING CAN ALSO CREATE A SMILE…IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR ARE DOING.
John Lee/Hot Dog U student
“You do need to keep it simple as far as just don”t over think it. It is selling hot dogs. It”s not rocket science.”
ENTER…HOT DOG UNIVERSITY…A TWO DAY COURSE COSTING 7 HUNDRED DOLLARS…RUN OUT OF THE VIENNA BEEF FACTORY IN CHICAGO.
STUDENTS LEARN THE SECRETS OF THE BUSINESS FROM THE PROFESSOR OF HOT DOGS, MARK REITMAN.
“Hot dogs come in 10lbs cases.”
“The standard length hot dog is 6inches/bun 6inches”
“The difference between a natural casing and skinless hotdog can be almost 8 cents a hot dog.”
THOSE PENNIES ARE PROFIT.
EACH ITEM ON THE CART COUNTS TOWARDS MAKING A DOLLAR.
GETTING STARTED WITH A BASIC HOT DOG CART AND SUPPLIES COSTS ABOUT 4 THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Mark Reitman/Professor of Hot Dogs
“if you find a good location during the week, you are looking at possibly taking in maybe ,000 a year with food costs being 30%, your are looking at taking in 40 to 45 thousand dollars a year for working 3 or 4 hours a day.”
THE FINANCIAL APPEAL HAS KEPT HOT DOG UNIVERSITY COOKING SINCE 2006 AND REITMAN SAYS THE TYPE OF PEOPLE SIGNING UP HAS CHANGED FROM DREAMERS TO THE UNEMPLOYED LIKE JOHN LEE.
John Lee/Hot Dog U student
“The economy just got bad and jobs were getting tough. They did some layoff and I got laid off.”
OUT OF WORK FOR A YEAR, HE”S HERE TO GET BACK ON HIS FEET.
LEE AND HIS FATHER HAVE BIG PLANS FOR THEIR HOT DOG ENTERPRISE.
John Lee/Hot Dog U student
“We want to start with one cart and hopefully go to three or four carts maybe and then maybe an actual stand and see where it goes from there. Maybe catering little league games and birthday parties.”
THE OLDER LEE LIVES CLOSE TO WRIGLEY FIELD AND WANTS TO SELL HOT DOGS NEAR BY ON GAME DAYS.
THEIR VISION IS TO MAKE MUCH MORE THAN…
Nats “Peanuts”
John Lee/Hot Dog U student
“We”re hoping. We”re hoping.”
Nats “Who wants fresh peanuts?”
MARK CARLSON/AP/CHICAGO

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Chicago History Museum presents Chicago Hot Dog Fest!

Relish Chicago’s favorite culinary tradition at the Chicago History Museum’s second annual Chicago Hot Dog Fest!

The event, sponsored by Ball Park® Brand, is free to the public and features Hutch, Wishbone, Select Cut Steakhouse, Chicago Classics, and more vendors cooking up juicy Ball Park Beef Franks, as well as live music, Goose Island beer, and entertainment for kids and families.

The Chicago Hot Dog Fest™ takes place on Saturday, August 9 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 10 from 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. in the park north of the Chicago History Museum, at the intersection of Clark St and LaSalle St.

Learn more about the event here: http://chicagohotdogfest.com
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