Chicago dogs ARE much better than those here in Cincinnati, per se.
The treat in Cincinnati, alluded to above, is the cheese coney: a steamed dog on a fresh bun topped with chili and grated cheddar, onions and mustard optional. Cincinnatians often lunch on one of these paired with a 3 way (spaghetti topped with the same chili and cheese)
The difference is here that they’re both good in their own city — I wouldn’t expect to find a good coney in Chicago nor would I expect to find a good stand-alone dog here in Cincinnati.
Oh, and thanks Bushie 🙂