Howard Eirinberg is the top dog for Vienna Beef and hes been steamed since last July when a sausage survey suggested more folks like the New York-style frankfurter than the Chicago kind.
Although Vienna Beef is used for all types of hot dogs, Eirinberg theres no comparison between the Chicago-style on a poppyseed bun and topped with yellow mustard, chopped onion, relish, tomatoes, peppers, pickles and celery salt and the dirty water dogs served in the Big Apple.
As he puts it, Chicago may be called the Second City but not when it comes to hot dogs.
Now, Eirinberg is putting his foot-long in his mouth by having his company sponsor an event called the Great Chicago-Style Hot Dog Rally on Tuesday (May 16).
The event will feature a battle between the Windy Citys fastest hot dog makers and a contest to see who can eat the fewest dogs in 15 minutes.
In Eirinbergs words, The Chicago Dog is a work of art and we want people who can savor them, not shove 50 of them in their mouth.
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