National tube-steak day.

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential

For those of you who don't know, today was National Hot Dog day. And as such, I treated myself to a quintessential Chicago-style hot dog.

Not, as you might think, because I wanted one.... oh no, no, no... because National Hot Dog day required it of me.  It's like a national obligation.  The world is spinning out of control, but I can control my little part of the world, and heed the siren call of that delectable, yet horrible, tube steak.

Calling me to add pickles, sport peppers, tomatoes, neon-green relish (in a colour that isn't found in nature), yellow mustard, diced-onions and finally celery salt on a steamed poppy-seed bun.  Don't even think of adding ketchup... that's a criminal offense in Chicago and the collar-counties surrounding the city.

It was delicious.  I did, of course, include a side-order of french-fries, but because I'm watching my girlish figure, I only ordered a small fry, with a diet-coke.


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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 1710 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email:

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois



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Mott Marvin Kornicki
Waterway Realty, Realtors® • Broker • South East Florida • - Miami Beach, FL
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I had a Quarter Pound Bite from 7-11 - it was ok, just a dog, bun and yellow mustard. Alan May 

Jul 18, 2018 04:15 PM #1
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Hello Alan May thanks for the reminder. Happy National Hot Dog Day to you too.

Jul 18, 2018 04:31 PM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

HI Alan- As much as I love hot dogs, I have never had a Chicago-style dog. I am glad to hear that no ketchup is allowed on it because that would ruin it for me. Hope you enjoyed it!!!

Jul 18, 2018 06:23 PM #3
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL 305-931-6931

Nice nice nice

For sure, it is tasty! 

Jul 18, 2018 07:31 PM #4
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I like your tube steak rules Alan. I am loving those condiments...

Jul 18, 2018 11:33 PM #5
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Alan.

I haven't had a hot dog in such a long time.  Sigh

Jul 19, 2018 01:54 AM #6
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That is a wonderful post with a delicious double entendre.

Jul 20, 2018 01:56 PM #7
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