post off: how do you eat your hot dogs?


Memorial weekend marks the official start of grilling season, and for me, that means one thing: HOT DOGS. There’s just something about them — I couldn’t rightly enjoy summer without one. Veggie, turkey, polish, or kosher beef, one thing’s certain — everyone likes them a particular way. Often, that varies by region, like my current crush the Seattle dog (with cream cheese, grilled onions & cabbage, and a dash of Sriracha), or the famous Chicago-style dog (pictured above). Hot dog lovers represent! Do you dare to put ketchup on a dog, or are you strictly mustard? Will you be grilling up a batch for your holiday BBQ? — Megan B.

Chicago dog photo courtesy of Flickr user midiman.

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When I was little, my mom used to make “TaterDogs” as a special treat (and now I see it’s because they were just so easy, but I loved them!). She would split the hot dog longways and lay it flat-side-up, then top it with mashed potatoes and cheese, and pop it in the oven for a few minutes. Delish. Now I want to try and “class it up” with garlic mashed potatoes and a tasty accompanying cheese, rather than just Hungry Jack and American cheese!


i love a loaded chili dog (in this order) – bun, dog (preferably all beef with natural casing), ketchup, chili, cheese, onions.

When I lived down in NYC, I ate them with red onions, ketchup, mustard, relish and sauerkraut. I love hot dogs! Now that I live in upstate NY, I eat them boiled, not grilled, with just ketchup. If I’m feeling totally wild and crazy, I’ll pick up a can of sauerkraut. Yum!

I have no idea how they taste, but Scandinavian hotdogs always cracked me up:

I just started eating meat again and am looking forward to my first dog. Guess I’ll see what a typical Portland dog entails!

i’m SO with olga – CHILI DOG! since i dont eat dogs that often, might as well go all the way, right?


Well, i live in the Dom. Rep. here you can see ANYTHINg on top of your hot dog… pieces of fried potatoes lays, ketchup, mayo, mustard, chili, cheese, pickels :)

Love my dog a little burnt/blackened on the grill, with carmelized onions, cream cheese (Seattle style!) a dash of hot mustard and celery salt- this is a MUST! If you can find some hashbrowns to go on top, sheer bliss!

Ketchup AND mustard, and lots of grilled onions, please! Yum!


Mustard, mayo, relish and a bit of grated cheese on top! And a toasted bun is totally necessary – either in the toaster oven or on the grill. No ketchup, ever.

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