What Is a West Virginia Hot Dog?

While we’re totally open to discuss the merits of any type of frank, it’s good to touch base now and then on our first love: the West Virginia Hot Dog … sometimes known as the slaw dog. The slaw dog is a delicious but somewhat odd combination of a frank, chili, mustard, and finely chopped…


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I Wish I Were a Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

What do you call a college graduate that gives up a year of his or her life to meander about the country in a charmingly garish and instantly recognizable rolling public relations stunt? A hotdogger. The year 2016 marked  the 80th anniversary of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, a 27-foot-long, completely street-legal, bright orange, red, and…


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Get Your Classic Franks Online

In an interview, entrepreneur Monica Eaton-Cardone said, “Hearing that someone wants to be like you is the greatest compliment a leader can receive.” There’s a lot of truth there–imitation is, after all, the sincerest form of flattery–but there is also a lot to be said for being the genuine article. While West Virginia has its…


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Want a Perfectly Grilled Hot Dog? Don’t Do This

No question, we love hot dogs of all styles, but nothing truly beats the taste of a delicious grilled hot dog. But if your dogs don’t seem to be living up to your expectations, we have some tips. Here are some of the most common areas where grillers make mistakes when cooking their dogs. They…


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Hot Dogs: A Concise History

Here’s a fun fact you might not be aware of: technically speaking, brats, sausages, wieners, and frankfurters aren’t hot dogs. We use the terms more or less interchangeably (even on this site), but if you want to be pedantic, these goodies don’t actually become hot dogs until you add one more ingredient: a bun. It’s…


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The Right Way to Grill Hot Dogs

Summer is winding down, but there are still enough warm Saturdays left in the year to get the grill going, so we thought we’d share a few insider tips on how to grill the perfect frank every time. It’s a little more complicated than you might think. Sure, hot dogs are already fully cooked when…


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When Dogs Go Mobile: Great US Hot Dog Trucks

Experts say mobile is the way of the future, and we couldn’t agree more. We’re not talking about iPhones, though: when we say “mobile,” we mean FOOD! Food trucks in America have traversed “trending” and are now a bona fide phenomenon. And of course, hot dogs were practically created for on-the-go eaters, so it’s no…


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5 of the Best Hot Dogs in America

Hot dogs, wieners, franks: whatever you call them and however you eat them, hot dogs are a long-standing favorite and a cornerstone of American popular culture. They’re a great treat, even on a budget. But who has the best dogs? Well, that depends on who you talk to. There are tons of great dog huts…


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Are Hot Dogs REALLY as Bad as Cigarettes?

No one with a lick of sense would even suggest that hot dogs are some kind of healthy miracle food. At the same time, there are those on the other end of the spectrum that try to make it seem that enjoying our favorite comfort food is just one step above chowing down on Soylent…


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Three Great Hot Dog Jingles to Get Stuck in Your Head

Not too long ago, an article in Business News Daily focused on the favorite songs of 50 successful entrepreneurs. Nobody asked us, but here at West Virginia Hot Dog, we have our own thoughts on the best songs for success … so we thought we’d put a few simple melodies in your head that will…


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