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Jeff's Red Hots Will Teach You How To Make The 'Perfect Chicago Hot Dog'

By Alex Nitkin | June 23, 2017 6:30am
 A Chicago-style hot dog
A Chicago-style hot dog
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CHICAGO — Proper assembly of a Chicago-style hot dog is required knowledge for all people who call themselves Chicagoans. At least, Steve Vrettos thinks so.

"Everybody who asks for a Chicago hot dog ought to know what comes on a Chicago hot dog," said Vrettos, the owner of Jeff's Red Hots, 3901 N. Cicero Ave.

Vrettos is offering the chance to learn from a professional at a workshop he's calling Best Chicago Style Hot Dog, set to be held outside his restaurant at 11 a.m. Sunday.

After everyone's been refreshed, he'll oversee a competition to see who can "compose the perfect Chicago Style hotdog in the shortest amount of time," according to the event description.

The event will feature music, lawn games, and — naturally — an abundance of true Chicago-style hot dogs.

Admission to the workshop costs $10 with advance registration, or $15 at the door. Participation in the competition costs another $5.

Proceeds will benefit the Six Corners Association.