Hot Dog Season Is Here: Try These Regional Dogs All Summer LongJun 30, 2023 11:51AM ● By Rose Terami
Maine – Red Snapper Dog
Maine’s signature hot dogs look a little different than what you might be used to. Red in color and snappy in texture, these hot dogs are prized by locals and scorned by tourists. For the sake of trying something new, give a Maine red snapper hot dog topped with mustard, ketchup, or grilled onions a shot.
Vermont & New
Maple dogs – Sweet and salty, simple and classic.
Classic Dog – It never gets old. Add mustard and ketchup, maybe relish if you’re feeling fancy. Done.
Massachusetts – The Fenway Frank
You can enjoy a Fenway Frank at a ball game or in the comfort of your own home. Either way, you’ll experience the classic New England flavors of a beef frank in a buttered bun, topped with finely chopped onion, yellow mustard, and sweet pickle relish.
Illinois – Chicago Dog
A Chicago-style hot dog is one of the more elaborate hot dog recipes out there. You take your classic hot dog, sub a poppy seed bun, and layer it with chopped onions, tomato slices, dill pickle spears, mustard, relish, hot peppers, and a sprinkle of celery salt. That’s a mouthful, literally.
North Carolina – Carolina-Style Dog
A Carolina-Style Dog is two meals in one. Loaded with chili, coleslaw, and chopped onions and drizzled with mustard, North Carolina doesn’t take the task of hot-dog-recipe making lightly.
Arizona – Sonoran Dog
This hot dog brings a southern flare and a little bit of spice to the classic recipe we all know and love. Loaded with bacon, beans, avocado, tomato, onion, jalapeno peppers, and cilantro, the Sonoran Dog is sure to leave your taste buds tingling.
Washington – Seattle Dog
The Seattle Dog is spicy, creamy, and satisfying. It’s served with cream cheese, sauteed onions, and sriracha on top of Polish sausage, and you can add jalapenos and mustard for a little extra spice and flavor.
Alaska – Reindeer Dog
It’s not actually reindeer meat, but a close second—caribou. These tasty dogs are served in a steamed bun and feature simple toppings like stone-ground mustard and grilled onions (sometimes sauteed in Coca-Cola).