Houston Dog - Chicharrones (fried pork rinds) add salty crunch to these Tex-Mex dogs.
Minneapolis Dog: Cheddar-Filled Hot Dog with Grilled Onions and Mustard
Grand Rapids’ geographic spot inspired this tasty dog—a hybrid between a classic Chicago dog (the two cities share a Lake Michigan shoreline) and a Detroit Coney.
This fresh, simple topping offers a great alternative to slaw or kraut. If you want to mimic the crunch of croutons, simply toast or grill your bun until fully crisp. To take it in a paleo direction, set aside a few whole lettuce leaves and use them as a wrap. Makes 8
Austin Dog: Hill Country Chili with Corn Chips Frito pies are a favorite treat in and around Austin. There’s something magical that happens as the crunchy corn chips soften under the hot chili and cheese. Makes 8
Turns out the components of a Greek salad make an awfully good topping for a hot dog, especially when they’re spiked with a hit of black olive tapenade.
Creamy avocado, an herby dressing, and a shower of arugula make this dog fit for a (green) goddess. Makes 8
A crunchy cabbage leaf makes a perfect gluten-free alternative to a bun. It offers plenty of space to tuck in fresh herbs, piquant pickles, and, of course, a juicy dog. Makes 8