Hey you Chicago folks (moved from there 5 years ago) is the "Grand Dog" still there in Elmwood Park on Grand just west of Harlem? They had a great "Beef" and the au jus they dipped the bread into (Wet) was outstanding! Is Scirelles (Sp?) still there on North Avenue? Used to go there and get takeout beef, peppers and au jus by the quarts!
I lost track of all the other great "Stands" that you could find everywhere in Chicago for a Dog or a Beef. There were many years ago.
Another point, gotta have peppers (roasted green peppers, soaked in the au jus) on the beef!! Agree, lots of napkins!!