Tour America by Hot Dog!
The classic American road trip may be canceled this summer, but that doesn’t mean you and your family can’t explore some of America’s greatest cities by way of their preferred hot dog styles.
So go grab a pack of Fischer’s Jumbo Franks and take your taste buds on a culinary adventure. Where would your family most like to visit if it were based on hot dogs alone?
Ah, the Big Apple! But no apples on here. While New Yorkers debate which style of hot dog truly defines their home, this version here features a boiled hot dog topped with “pushcart sauce,” which is a mixture of caramelized onions, ketchup and brown sugar. Yum!
“Dragged through the garden” is how Atlantans describe their hot dogs. That means loaded with crunchy, creamy coleslaw and any other veggies you like.
It’s a mess, but a delicious one! This napkin-approved style of hot dog made famous by Detroit is also commonly called a “Coney Dog.” It’s loaded with beefy chili, raw diced onions and a squiggle of yellow mustard.
The Second City’s hot dog is second to none, or so all Chicagoans will have you believe. It takes a whopping seven toppings to make a true Chicago dog, plus don’t forget the poppyseed bun! Two tomato wedges, one large dill pickle spear, neon-green relish, zippy sport peppers, diced onions, yellow mustard and celery salt complete this masterpiece.
If you don’t consider a hot dog to be a sandwich, Kansas City will have you reconsidering. They take their style of hot dog straight from the Reuben’s playbook: melted Swiss cheese, a pile of sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing all on a sesame seed bun.
This one’s a fiesta of flavor! Arizonans like to mix jalapeños, pinto beans, diced tomatoes, onions, mayo and mustard on top of a bacon-wrapped hot dog.
It can’t possibly rain on your parade when you have a Seattle dog on your plate. Cream cheese is the gift Seattlites have given to the hot dog world. To that, they add jalapeños, grilled onions and a stripe of spicy Sriracha sauce.