“Chicago Hot Dog: Fully Loaded,” Day 16 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days (SOLD)

Chicago Hot Dog: Fully Loaded

In all it’s glory… the pride of the Windy City… the tube steak of big shoulders… it’s the Chicago hot dog, with all the fixins. That would be a Vienna Beef dog, tomatoes, pickles, onions, hot little sport peppers, yellow mustard and the brightest-green relish on the planet, all nestled in a pillowy, poppy-seed bun and dusted with celery salt.

Remember Farley and dose guys on dat “Da Bears” skit on SNL? This is what finished them off.

I’m doing a painting each day this month. 30 paintings in 30 days. Being November, the Month of the Feast, the theme is Things We Love to Eat and Drink.

A painting a day, and yes, they’re for sale. And they’re affordable: $99, which includes free first-class shipping. You can order on my Etsy store by clicking here. Check this blog every day (or the Etsy store) to see the new painting du jour. Each one will be 5″ by 7″ on sturdy illustration board.

I’ll need some content, folks, so if you have any suggestions for good subjects, leave a comment or write to me at john@tebeau.com. What goodies would you like to see memorialized as art? What’s your favorite comfort food? Your most-loved childhood treat? The hometown food you miss most? If you moved away tomorrow, what local specialty would you long for? And, looking ahead, what other themes would you suggest?

Let’s talk about comfort food. Mac and cheese has been suggested many times, and also meatloaf. What’s your favorite comfort food?

Thanks, too, to Michael Stern of RoadFood.com for his mention here.

Yesterday’s painting: “The Carny Food of Kings”

"The Carny Food of Kings"

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3 Comments

Filed under 30 paintings in 30 days, Food, original art, pop art, SOLD

3 responses to ““Chicago Hot Dog: Fully Loaded,” Day 16 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days (SOLD)

  1. Colleen

    Laugh if you will, but Red Hot Lovers in Ann Arbor did an amazingly good tofu dog with Chicago dog toppings, so even as a vegetarian, I’ve come to appreciate the little “sport peppers” and that bizarre kelly green relish.
    I’m hoping we find out on a visit home whether Ray’s Red Hots has returned the tofu Chicago dog to its menu:
    http://www.raysredhots.com/

  2. Mary Jean

    One point of clarification: I’m pretty sure on “Da Bears,” it was Polish sausage — excuse me, sahsij — that finished them off.

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