The Really Truly Only Bestest Way to Cook a Hot Dog

The post we did a couple weeks back on how to cook hot dogs got a bit of a response—most of it arguing that we didn’t know how to cook hot dogs at all! The nerve! To be honest, however, we weren’t particularly offended—many of our posts are deliberately “high-level” to appeal to the widest…


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In Search for a Healthy Hot Dog, Part 2

In a world where IoT experts claim we’ll soon have connected wearable devices that track our heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate, metabolic rate, and more, it’s safe to say that we’re entering a new age of health-consciousness. Does that mean the hot dogs days are numbered? We’ve previously written here about ways to get…


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A Few Hints for Cooking Hot Dogs

Regardless of its origins—which we’ve discussed here before–the hotdog-in-a-bun is a true-blue American tradition. What could be better than biting into a freshly grilled red hot at the ball park on a sunny spring afternoon? Or even the anticipatory aroma of franks on the campfire on a chilly autumn night? Makes your mouth water just…


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In Search for a Healthy Hot Dog, Part 1

Despite their endless flavors, varieties, and possibilities, at the end of the day, hot dogs are quick and cheap–and when you’re hungry, they can really hit the spot. During peak hot dog season (Memorial Day to Labor Day), Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs. But the fact is, they’re delicious and edible year-round. Having…


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Unearthing the History of the Hot Dog

Here’s a question: where did the term “hot dog” actually come from? Ask it aloud and you’re likely to start a debate that tops the combined arguments for the existence of Yeti, the location of Elvis, and the truth behind Area 51. Everyone, it seems, wants to claim responsibility for naming the All-American tradition: there…


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Coleslaw vs. Relish vs. Sauerkraut: Does It Even Matter?

It’s hard not to love a hot dog, with a soft, fresh bun and hot mouthwatering meat. But as wonderful as the basics may be on their own, adding some sweet-n-sour snap to that bad boy turbocharges that humble hot dog into manna from heaven. But what, exactly to add? Ah, there’s the rub. Some…


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Finding the Perfect Mustard for Your Dog

Somewhere–probably buried in a time capsule beneath the Coney Island Cyclone–there must be a dusty, cobweb-covered tome that smells of smoke and mildew. And somewhere, deep within that book, there must be law–still in effect, but hardly ever evoked–that clearly states: Hot dogs must be eaten with mustard. Why is this, you ask? Well, there…


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Veggie Dogs? Well, They’re Better than Nothing …

Here at WVHD, we are about all things hot dog. Sure, we’re partial to the West Virginia slaw dog, but our love extends beyond that to include Chicago-style, New York-style, and more. Put pineapples on your dog? Chipotle? Reindeer meat? We try to offer something for everyone. So today we’re going to talk about something…


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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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