It has been a long, long time since I ate anything from "America's Drive-In", Sonic. During high school, Sonic was the place to get a good hamburger, Coney and cherry vanilla coke, with a side of tots. It was always delicious and oh so bad for you. In college, sonic was my go-to place to get a cherry Coke or a slush, but there were better places to get fat at. Post-college, I rarely partook, and only did when someone else was buying, and, even then, it would be a diet cherry Coke more often than not. So, it was with quite some surprise that I got hooked on Sonic's new offering: the Chicago Dog.
The last Chicago Dog I had was at the now defunct Dog Almighty. It was delicious, too. Anyway, I read a review on Serious Eats about the new hot dog offerings from Sonic, and the Chicago Dog caught my eye. Not only is Sonic's Chicago Dog loaded with all the traditional goodies (pickle, tomato, peppers, on a poppy seed bun, topped with celery salt), the hot dog is only $1.99! That is quite a bargain for what you get. In my opinion, which is why you come to proof 'n' pudding, is that Sonic's Chicago Dog is as good as a Chicago Dog from a sit-down joint like Man Bites Dog. That, and the right price makes the Chicago Dog a steal of a deal.
|Had to class this hot dog up with some fancy Dijon.|