Let’s be frank, hot dogs are just better grilled. I would guess to say this is why Dodger Stadium sells the most hot dogs of any ballpark in the country. You can get them steamed, but the grilled dogs are by far better. Grill the perfect-tasting dog by picking up some Wagyu Beef Dogs at Local Yocal in Historic Downtown McKinney. These dogs grilled up perfectly, kept their shape and size and tasted great.
Although mustard is the most popular topping for adults, and ketchup takes the prize for children, the sky’s the limit when it comes to toppings. Invite friends over and have them each bring two or three of their favorite toppings. You’ll be surprised at the new creations you might find.
Here are some classic regional hot dog combinations and some new ones with a twist.
New York Deli – Brown mustard and sauerkraut
Chicago – Mustard, relish, onion, tomato wedges, pickle spear, pickled peppers, celery salt, on a poppyseed bun
Kansas – Shredded Swiss cheese and sauerkraut on a sesame bun
Southern Dog – Chili, pimiento cheese and coleslaw
Frito Dog – Cheese, chili, mustard, onions and crushed chili Fritos
Bar B Q Dog – Fresh coleslaw and barbeque sauce
South of the ‘Boarder’ Dog – Guacamole, sliced jalepenos and queso fresco
BLT Dog – Wrap a slice of bacon around a hot dog and cook over low heat, then top with lettuce and tomato
Greek Dog – Chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, olives, banana peppers and feta cheese topped with tzatziki sauce
Boston Dog – Baked beans and bacon crumbles
About the author: Debbie Denissen is a McKinney food connoisseur and caterer who travels the world with her husband learning about the latest culinary trends. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.