Yummy! It’s National Hot Dog Day, How Do You Like Your Dogs?
We're right in the middle of summer, which means it's peak hot dog season!
Today is National Hot Dog Day so a hot dog aficionado looked into which states love hot dogs the most, using data from the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council and Google. Who would have guessed this, West Virginia is #1 followed by North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Maine, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Nevada.
Breaking it down by individual cities, Buffalo is #1 followed by Raleigh / Durham, North Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina.
And we here in the USA love those dogs, In all, Americans will consume 7 BILLION hot dogs between Memorial Day and Labor Day and mustard is the most popular topping.
There is a debate going on whether or not hot dogs qualify as a sandwich. There's a new survey out where 53% of people say a hot dog is a sandwich.
Here's something else: three-quarters of the people surveyed people or three out of four have put the condiments in the bun before the hot dog. That does not sound right to me but hey, to each his own.
For the record, the official hot dog etiquette guide says you should never place condiments between the bun and the hot dog always put the dog in first.
Here is little info on hot dog etiquette.
Condiments should be applied in the following order: wet condiments like mustard and chili are applied first, followed by chunky condiments like relish, onions and sauerkraut, followed by shredded cheese, followed by spices, like celery salt or pepper.
Don't take more than five bites to finish a hot dog. For foot-long wiener, seven bites are acceptable.
Don't bring wine to a hot dog barbecue. Beer, soda, lemonade and iced tea are preferable.