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Uptown Bulldog's Chicago dog: 100 Favorite Dishes

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As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2010, coming this spring, The Hot Dish is serving up a hundred of our favorite local dishes. Send your own nominations to hotdish @citypages.com.

No. 65: The Uptown Bulldog's Chicago dog

Of the three Bulldogs in the Twin Cities, the Uptown location gets the least love. Sure, the other hot spots are more posh, while the Lyndale Avenue bar feels a little more neighborhoody. But that isn't necessarily a bad thing. The Chicago dog, for example, is worth an order. It's a loaded dog that will make you long for summer, when the Bulldog's caged outdoor seating is filled with tables rather than heating lamps. Choose from a meat or spicy veggie dog; it will arrive topped with mustard, neon-green relish, chopped onions, tomatoes, sport peppers, and a pickle spear. With this dog there is a guarantee that a portion of the toppings will land on your lap or in the basket, but it's worth the embarrassment.   

Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:

No. 100: Volcano Salad at Tiger Sushi

No. 99: Eclair at Butter

No. 98: Moussaka at Gardens of Salonica

No. 97: "Flappers" at Colossal Cafe

No. 96: Bento Box at Obento-Ya

No. 95: Sausage, salami, onion, and green olive pizza at Black Sheep

No. 94: Crab Cake at the Kitchen

No. 93: Passion fruit cake at Pardon My French

No. 92: Kafé 421 Signature Dips

No. 91: Lutefisk at Landmarc Grill

No. 90: May Day Cafe Croissant

No. 89: Dowjic at Babani's

No. 88: Osso Bucco at the Modern Cafe

No. 87: Chef Shack Hot Dog

No. 86: Adult Mac & Cheese at Good Day Cafe

No. 85: Ropa Vieja at Victor's

No. 84: French Toast of the Dead at Chino Latino

No. 83: Uni at Origami

No. 82: Bagel at Common Roots

No. 81: Jasmine Deli's bánh mì

No. 80: Pho 79's bò cuốn lá nho

No. 79: Sweets Bakeshop's Kettlecorn Cupcake

No. 78: D'Amico Kitchen's Chicory Salad

No. 77: Be'wiched Deli pastrami sandwich

No. 76: La Grassa's lima bean appetizer

No. 75: Bulldog NE Tater Tots

No. 74: Pop's Swedish Meatballs

No. 73: Hot Plate's Caramel Apple French Toast

No. 72: Grand Cafe's Ham and Cheese

No. 71: Galactic Pizza's Thailander

No. 70: Jackson's milk chocolate gelato

No. 69: Patrick's Bakery and Cafe's tiramisu

No. 68: Punch's chopped Italian salad

No. 67: Red Stag's smelt fries

No. 66: Mancini's grilled garlic bread