Calling all Restaurants Chili Dog


Where do you get a good chili dog in this town? That whole “Chicago Style” dog thing kind of gets me down at times. Gotta tell ya, I’m not a big fan. My preference is the chili dog, like the kind above from Tony Packo’s, with some spicy pickles.

Raise your hand if you’ve heard of the famous Tony Packo’s in Toledo, Ohio. I guess you have to be at least 40 and remember the TV show M.A.S.H. There was a character named Klinger (cross dresser actually) and he was from Toledo. He would bring up Tony Packo’s occasionally in-show.

Well, the actor that played Klinger was real-life Toledoan Jamie Farr.

Toledo is near my hometown, which luckily has a Tony Packo’s outpost. I went when I was home last and started longing for the ability to get a damn chili dog whenever I please. What better topping for an encased meat than the spicy ground beef creation known as chili? I don’t want a bunch of veggies on my dog, I want meat on top of meat. Is that so wrong?

Actually, the ingredients for the Tony Packo’s chili dog are a dog, mustard, onions, and chili sauce. The next time you are driving through Toledo on the Ohio Turnpike, stop and grab one, you will not regret it. And if you know where I can get one around here, let me know.