Chicago Style Hot Dog
Chicago-style hot dog, Chicago Dog, or Chicago Red Hot is an all-beef frankfurter on a poppy seed bun, originating from the city of Chicago, Illinois. The hot dog is topped with yellow mustard; chopped white onions; bright green sweet pickle relish; a dill pickle spear; tomato slices or wedges; pickled sport peppers; and a dash of celery salt. The complete assembly of a Chicago hot dog is said to be “dragged through the garden” due to the many toppings. The method for cooking the hot dog itself varies depending on the vendor’s preference. Most often they are steamed, water-simmered or grilled over charcoal, the latter of which are referred to as “char-dogs.” (WikiPedia)
Coney Island Hot Dog
A Coney Island Hot Dog (or Coney Dog or Coney) is a natural-casing beef hot dog, topped with an all-meat beanless chili, and diced or chopped white onions, with one or two stripes of yellow mustard. The variety is a fixture in Jackson, Flint, Detroit, southeastern Michigan, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. A similar but distinct variety can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio known as a Cheese Coney. A coney dog is not to be confused with a chili dog, a more generic chili-topped hot dog. (WikiPedia)
There are different regional hot dogs. For example in California you can add alfalfa sprouts, avocado, whole wheat bun, etc. The chili dog just adds chili and depending on the area with or without beans. The variations of hot dogs are mind boggling. The only thing you have to remember is NO KETCHUP! Ketchup is for hamburgers.
Some Hot Dog Recipes