Rapper, TV personality, Chef, Ultimate Dab-Smoker, and now, best-selling author. Action Bronson just stays out here shining. Bronson’s new book, F*ck That’s Delicious: An Annotated Guide To Eating Well is flying off the shelves these days. And with every copy, somebody new gets to hipped to the Chicago gem that is Margie’s Candies which is featured prominently on page 60. True story, Mike and I took Bronson and his crew to Margie’s way back in like 2012 and since that virgin voyage, the spot has been a staple of anytime we kick it with Bam Bam in the windy.
Beyond Margie’s, Bronson also gives props to the Chicago Dog, twice. First he laments about the closing of Hot Doug’s, retelling the story of how he and Mayhem Lauren ate 15 different dogs overlooking Lake Michigan. But, it is about 100 pages later when Bronson bestows the ultimate title and confirms what every Chicagoan knows: the Chicago dog is simply the best way to eat encased beef. He writes,
“But I’m telling you the Chicago dog is my favorite dog of all the hot dogs. I love sport peppers. I love that they put a pickle on it. I love the chopped onions, the relish, the poppy seed, a half a tomato. They griddle the shit out of them. I don’t know the origin. I don’t know why, I don’t know what the fuck, but I know that shit is tremendous. It blows New York hot dogs out of the water for me.”
And there ain’t no ketchup on that $hit!
One last interesting note: if you pause the episode of “F*ck That’s Delicious” where he visits the Weiner Circle at just the right moment, you will see me ever so slightly in the background. I’m very blurry, but as Bronson would say, It’s ME!.