In catching up with some Chowhound stuff, I found ReneG's link to Leah Zeldes essay on eating Chicago. Zeldes essay contained vital data on the origins of the Chicago hot dog conflagration. So vital that I immediately needed to update my hot dog primer, and this time I did it on my blog. So, now, there are full hyperlinks to cover all the great hot dog info out there. (Yes, I know it is incomplete. I apologize in advance for all the great hot dog posts not included--in fact if people can point me to great links/posts, I will be glad to update.) Again, special thanks to Leah Zeldes for her research and ReneG for just knowing so damn much!