Ladies & Gentlemen, ALL MEMBERS of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: This is not a test. You are hearing us correctly:

The Chicago Hot Dog Fest dates line up with the AANA 2019 Annual Congress in Chicago.

Native Chicagoan and Graphium Customer Success Manager, John Lutes, will not only be there in person, but he’s here now to give you a run-down of Chicago Dogs so you look like a pro at the Festival.


Take it away, John.


1: What is A Chicago Hot Dog?

We’re gonna pretend you didn’t ask that. And when you get to Chicago, you’re not going to ask that. So long as you’re in town on anesthesia business, at least, a Chicago style hot dog will be the only style of hot dog there is.

It all begins with an all-beef Frankfurter. 100%. All. Beef.

Here is a breakdown of the other ingredients, along with a diagram:


  1. Poppy Seed Hot Dog Bun (steamed)
  2. Yellow Mustard
  3. Sweet Green Pickle Relish (does it look unnaturally green? Then it’s right.)
  4. Chopped onions
  5. Tomato Wedges
  6. Dill pickle spears
  7. Sport Peppers
  8. Celery Salt

2. Notice What’s Missing?

It’s fine if you didn’t notice it in the first round — but don’t make the mistake of ordering it when you get to town:


Or is it Catsup? Whatever. It doesn’t come on a Chicago dog. Vendors at the Fest will likely not even offer it.


If you’re a ketchup lover, though, don’t fear. The relish & celery salt are going to make up for the flavor you’re looking for.

3. “I’m Not Sure About Those Sport Peppers.”

Well, to be honest, I’m not sure about your negativity. Please just trust me on this and give the Chicago Dog a try all-the-way.*

We’re talking about a singular food that is:

Hot & Cold
Soft & Snappy
Sweet & Sour
Spicy & Savory

…all at the same TIME! Any CRNA worth his/her celery salt is going to love it.

*unless you’re allergic. Please apply this caveat to…anything we recommend ever.

4. AANA & The Fest: Can You Do Both?

This is on you. We’re going to find a way to get out there, and if you meet us there, we will probably buy you a hot dog. Get in touch with us here, and we’ll let you know when we’ll be there.

For now though, you can take a look at both schedules and see what works for you:

AANA 2019 Annual Congress Schedule:

Click the banner ^ for the AANA 2019 “Schedule At-A-Glance”

Chicago Hot Dog Fest Schedule:

5: What Is One Thing That Chicago Dogs and Graphium Health Have In common?

You can experience both at AANA’s Annual Congress in Chicago.

Head over to Booth #1109, and we can discuss your hot dog preferences and the best Anesthesia EMR on the market. We would LOVE to see you there!

Let Us Know You’re Coming

to AANA 2019!

There may be a free hot dog in it for you.

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