Quote: Suckin’ on a chilli dog outside the Tastee Freez,
Diane sitting on Jacky’s lap,
Got his hands between her knees
Author: Dave Joachim
The hot dog is an iconic American food. From dirty water dogs in New York City to Chicago dogs piled with pickles and peppers, hot dogs are beloved every which way in every region of the country…with cheese, chili, onions, you name it. Hot dogs and hamburgers form the backbone of most American barbecue cookouts, and we eat more hot dogs during the summer months than any other time of year. It makes sense that July was designated National Hot Dog Month by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. What other month would you propose? October? So grab a pack of dogs and buns, and cook up a hot dog already! We have recipes for Coney Island dogs, Chicago dogs, and New York dogs with classic onion sauce. While you’re munching, check out the links below for some interesting hot dog history, our taste test of all-beef franks, and the truth about what really goes into a hot dog. We even have tips on what to drink with a hot dog — yes, beer is on the list, but read on to find out what kind is best! Happy Hot Dog Month, America!