The hot dog is one of the great summer foods. Not as involved as the hamburger, it can be grilled up quick and eaten anywhere, from the beach to the park. It’s portable, easy to eat, and, above all, dressed to the specific individuals liking.
Most of us have our own variations that we like to stick to, but in case you want to try something different, here you’ll find the best iterations of the hot dog from around the country.
Many of these styles are regional traditions, and some have become truly iconic. But despite this, the blank slate of a plain beef frank on a white bun will always invite creativity, so there may never really be an end to the ways in which a hot dog can be dressed up. Also check our our top tips so you’re not making hot dogs all wrong.