Late Monday afternoon on Labor Day weekend, The Landing was sold out of the traditional Mary Ann buns, but the other essentials of a Chicago-style hot dog ($4) were on hand: a snappy Vienna Beef frank "dragged through the garden" of onion, tomato, cucumber, pickle, and sport pepper. With poppy seeds out of the picture, I allowed myself one additional tweak (at the proprietor's recommendation), swapping out the usual yellow mustard for a spicy housemade "New Orleans" style.
If you hope to catch the all-classic version of the Chicago Dog — and perhaps also chow down on the El Paso Texas Meal Dog (for details, click on the menu below) — do so soon. Though it might pop up on the occasional October afternoon, The Landing is scheduled to take its leave at the end of the month.
Old Fulton St. at Everit St., Brooklyn Heights
Generally Thursday to Saturday, noon till 11:00ish, summer only