At the moment, though, he's trying to ascertain the existence of any chili dog stands. This is difficult mainly because the chili dog is a specific cultural item.
"It's like meat. A tube of it. In bread. And there's chili on top."
"Chili, you know... like... sauce. With meat in. And onions and stuff."
"You don't know what onions are?!"
Tails is a stranger in a strange land.