When you think of the words “versatility” or “variety,” obvious things might immediately come to mind. You may immediately envision the concept of interior design can mean something to one person, and an entirely different thing. Perhaps you’d picture that someone’s taste in movies can have a great deal of variety in it, representing all genres and time periods. But something that may not instantly be thought of when it comes to variety may be hot dogs. If you are one of these people, then be ready to be proven wrong.

We at Tommy’s Red Hots make it our business not only to know about the various and versatile styles of hot dogs, but we strive to be experts in it. Here are a few of our favorite hot dog recipes-you’ll be surprised at all the amazing things to do to a hot dog. But remember, no matter what ingredients you incorporate, that hot dog is guaranteed to be delicious.

Caution: Reading further may cause extreme hunger and cravings for Tommy’s Red Hots. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.



The Chicago Dog
You aren’t truly a proud Chicago resident if you don’t have a deep love for the Chicago Dog. While there are a number of ways to customize your Chicago Dog, it generally consists of an all-beef hot dog on a poppy seed bun and is piled high with mustard, sweet pickle relish, onion, tomato, a dill pickle spear, sports peppers, and a dash of celery salt.

The Brat
A baseball game staple, the brat is a type of fine German pork sausage (or occasionally veal or beef) that is typically fried or grilled.

The Kielbasa
This popular menu offering is a type of highly seasoned Polish sausage. One of the many ingredients that make this sausage variety so delicious is the generous serving of garlic in every bite.

The Chili Dog
The chili dog is a generic name for a hot dog, served in a bun and topped with some sort of meat sauce, such as chili con carne. Often other toppings are also added, such as cheese, onions, and mustard.

We told you you’d be hungry after reading that. We’re right there with you! Luckily, there is a spot where you can find all of these dog varieties and more: Tommy’s Red Hots. Tommy’s Red Hots has been proudly feeding Chicagoland with the best dogs since 1980. We place top priority on great food and exceptional service, all at an unbeatable price. Visit us today at one of our six locations; we are open daily from 10:30 am to 10:00 pm.