hot dogs everywhere: national hot dog day

Where: at ‘Sup Dogs Chapel Hill What: the Ranchero: homemade ranch, sup dog sauce, Monterey Jack and cheddar, chili. With whom: Trav Why: it was National Hot Dog Day! Grade: A. Man, I love ‘Sup Dogs. Their special sauce, the combinations of flavors. ‘Sup Dogs is the best.

interview: tour de frank

Today is National Chili Dog Day, and I’m thrilled to share an interview with John Champlin, Wake Forest alum and fellow hot dog enthusiast. You can see his photographic adventures on Instagram @tourdefrank and check out his write ups of his most recent trip, the Feast on the East (Coast) at his blog. Below, he…

hot dogs everywhere: on a cruise ship

(The white balance on this is unfixable. Whoops.) Where: on the Star Princess What: a hot dog with cheese and guacamole With whom: Me myself and I Why: there was a grill on the same deck as our room, so I ate their specialty dog every day. I didn’t take pictures of the others because…

hot dogs everywhere: alaskan fish and chips (juneau, ak)

Where: Alaskan Fish and Chips, of all places, in Juneau, AK. What: a reindeer corn dog with honey mustard aioli With whom: Trav. Why: because I was in Alaska, so I ate a reindeer dog. Project Heartburn. Grade: A. A reindeer corn dog at a fish and chips place? Yes. This was unbelievable. Great batter,…

hot dogs everywhere: (seattle, wa)

Where: The Frankfurter, and T-Mobile Park What: A Seattle dog, of course With whom: Trav. Why: For Project Heartburn, eating a hot dog in every state. Grade: N/A. Look, the Seattle dog is not for me – I hate onions. I liked the peppers and jalapeños, I think the cream cheese is actually a GREAT…

hot dogs everywhere: the varsity (atlanta, ga)

Where: the Varsity, in Atlanta, GA. What: a chili cheese dog, because they’re the gold standard of hot dogs. With whom: Trav. On Valentine’s Day. Because we’re romantic like that. Why: the Varsity is famous as all get out and there wasn’t a better place to eat my Georgia hot dog. Grade: B on the…

hot dogs everywhere: frank (austin, tx)

Where: Frank, in Austin, TX. What: the Carolina Pork It!, which in fact has an exclamation point in its name. A cheese-stuffed dog wrapped in bacon and deep-fried, and topped with great slaw. With whom: Allie, and her friends B. & J. Why: Deep fried. Bacon. Cheese. Slaw. The name. Grade: B+. I had some…

hot dogs everywhere: the beet & blue, merge 25

Where: Provided by the Pig at Merge 25. What: the beet and blue dog; blue cheese and beet mustard. With whom: Me myself and I, and about 1500 other Merge fans. Why: BEET MUSTARD. Grade: A. One of the best dogs I’ve had. The dog itself was great, and the beet mustard — the tang…

hot dogs everywhere: al’s burger shack, chapel hill

Where: Al’s Burger Shack, 516 W. Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC. What: the Pool Room dog; chili, mustard, slaw, hold the onions. With whom: Me myself and I. Why: I love chili cheese dogs, and I needed to eat before seeing the Shilohs. Grade: B+. Super solid dog and excellent chili, but the slaw was…

hot dogs everywhere: skippy’s, winston-salem

Where: Skippy’s, 624 W 4th St, Winston Salem, NC. What: the chili cheese dog With whom: Allison Why: I love chili cheese dogs. Grade: A-. The dog and the chili were straightforward; loved that they use shredded cheddar for cheese, leaving it to melt on the warm chili, instead of standard orange nacho stuff. The…