What’s Your Favorite Way to Dress a Hot Dog?

Whether you are a New York native or a Chicagoan at heart, there has always been debate about who serves up the best hot dog in the country. Kosher versus Vienna beef, ketchup versus mustard, or steamed versus grilled. The controversy is as hyped up as a Cardinals vs. Cubs game at Wrigley Field. But who says you have to choose just one favorite? I’ve done some hot dog research so you don’t have to (kidding, I mean everyone should do hot dog research right?) and decided to share my top four from around the states.

Here are some of the easiest and most tasty hot dogs from the West Coast to the East Coast. Oh, and if you are a connoisseur I’d love to hear where you found the world’s best hot dog, so please feel free to share in the comments. Happy Eating and remember, when you cook with Kenmore, you cook with love!

The Chicago Dog
Poppyseed hot dog bun
Vienna beef dogs – steamed
Sport pepper
Dill pickle spear
Tomato slices
Yellow mustard
Celery salt
White onions
Neon green pickle relish

The NYC Dog 
Hot dog bun
Kosher beef hot dog – steamed
Stewed onions in tomato paste
Brown mustard

The LA Style Dog 
Hot dog bun
Beef hot dog wrapped in bacon and grilled
Sauteed onions and red bell peppers
Tomato and cilantro (chopped and mixed together)

Southern Style Dog 
Hot dog bun
Beef hot dog – char grilled
Cole slaw
Brown mustard


Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.

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