I've been scouring the boards looking for an answer to my question and am having no luck, so I'll throw this out there. I know the boardmaster may want to move this board to "Home Cooking" but I do need very specific advice for the Cincinnati area.
I am having a big party next weekend and I want to serve Chicago dogs, one of those foods that must be tried to be believed. I've looked all over, and so far as I can tell no one sells Vienna Beef at retail (and their website confirmed this). I could choose to drop $50 after shipping to get a Chicago dog kit shipped to me, but what I most need is that all-beef, snap-when-you-eat-it dog that is the center of the experience, and I'm hoping I can find it without laying out that kind of cash!
So here's the question: what's the closest I can do buying them here in Cincinnati? Assuming VB isn't available, what do local stores here carry that will come closest? I can search "all-beef natural casing" at the store and see what they have, but I'd drive a little bit to get the good stuff!
Thanks in advance for your help!