The votes are in, and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2009. The results of this readers' poll, including an editors' pick, are available in this series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com.
You might think it's just an American favorite but at The Dogg Haus, you can take a culinary trip around the world all on the hot dog bun.
Grilling Vienna Beef links on poppy seed buns, you can choose from the Tex-Mex (salsa, cheddar cheese, sour cream and jalapenos), Berlin's Best (sauerkraut, onions and mustard), The Hollywood (nacho cheese and jalapenos) or the Atlantic City (sauerkraut, onions, mustard and relish).
Not only is there a choice of toppings, but The Dogg Haus plates up a selection of dogs, as well. There's the classic Vienna Beef, spicy Atomic Dog or a ¼-lb. Doggfather. Yes, they offer Italian and Polish sausages but there's something tried and true about the traditional hot dog that just can't be beat.
If you'd prefer to skip the beef, opt for a meatless vegetarian version still available with your choice of international preparations. Open until midnight on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends, you can grab a Dogg Haus dog as a snack, dinner or late-night eats.
OnMilwaukee.com editor's choice: Sammy's Taste of Chicago
2. Sammy's Taste of Chicago
3. Miller Park
5. Old German Beer Hall
6. Milwaukee Brat House
8. Café Hollander
9. House of Frank N Stein
10. Karl Ratzsch's
12. Jake's Deli
15. Real Chili
18. Judy's Red Hots
19. Real Dogs