Monster Dogs Morning Monster Cafe with Steve Silver (Episode 958)

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I agree, especially if hot dogs are involved.

Steve Silver, Chicago’s legendary lover, fighter, doorman, and raconteur, joined me at the Morning Monster Cafe (Monster Dogs food truck) outside Cobra Lounge (235 N. Ashland).

I had the Daywalker to get my day started the right way. It’s a monster, but in the best possible way: A hot dog (or breakfast sausage) nestled in a French toast New England roll topped with bacon, blueberry jam, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and a sweet cereal milk mustard.

Joining us for the chat is a returning favorite, Chef Jason Gilmore. Besides being the chef at Cobra Lounge, his vision and love for hot dogs led him to run the Monster Dogs food truck.

Working downtown? Near Fulton Market? Stop by the Morning Monster Cafe, open weekdays from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.


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