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The Eleven Regional Hot Dogs Everyone Needs In Their Life

There aren’t many things on this green earth that unify, and simultaneously drive apart, Americans quite like hot dogs, besides maybe politics and the NFL (which may as well be the same thing at this point, much to the chagrin of “Stick to Sports” Twitter). Hot dogs are universal in the sense that they’re consumed at every corner of the country. They’re also quite divisive, in that each region has their own spin on the mystery sausage, and which one is the best is a oft-debated subject.

Cities and states lay claim to hot dogs like BBQ and famous nightclubs. The Chicago dog, Dodger dog, Seattle-style dog, Detroit dog — all delicacies that locals will fiercely defend to their graves.

In truth, most of these dogs are remarkably similar: dog, buns, onions, peppers, cheese, and some kind of sauce. The attachment lies in the intrinsic pride that comes with the down-home origin story of each dog, most of which were long ago enough to not be quite remembered, as well as memories of better days and sleepless nights spent with friends stumbling into a hot dog vendor at just the right time.

One such cherished hot dog is Detroit’s Coney Island dog, which combines a Dearborn Sausage Company hot dog with beanless chili, a hit of mustard, chopped raw onions, and, of course, a helping of shredded cheddar cheese. These dogs are a part of the city’s culinary backbone, a place where a preference between local landmark American Coney Island or it’s next-door counterpart Lafayette can strain friendships. 

A few days ago, on Foodbeast’s podcast, The Katchup, hosts Elie Ayrouth and Geoffrey Kutnick were joined by Chris Sotiropoulos, the owner of American Coney Island to discuss the creation of the Detroit’s esteemed Coney Island Dogs. The company’s recent expansion to Las Vegas gives West Coaster’s the chance to try a regional dog that would be otherwise unobtainable. With the Coney fresh on our mind, the Foodbeast office began to think of other specialty dogs out there that we haven’t tried. 

So, we hit the streets and found eleven hometown favorites that we wish we could try, and here they are:

Sonoran Style

 

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The Sonoran hot dog starts with a frank wrapped in crispy bacon. Created in Tucson, AZ, the dog pays homage to the city’s Latino roots by using a split soft roll called a bolillo, and topping that with pinto beans, chopped tomatoes, diced onions, creamy mayo, mustard, and jalapeños. 

Chicago Style

 

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Maybe one of the most famous options on this list, the Chicago-style dog is as much a staple to the city as its biting wind. It uses a steamed Vienna sausage all-beef dog, which is then placed in a steamed poppy seed bun, and painted with the bright colors of tomato slices, sport peppers, dill pickle, chopped raw onion, relish, celery salt, and a drizzle of bright yellow mustard.

Scrambled Dog

 

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The Scrambled Dog was born in Columbus, GA 72 years ago, the brainchild of the late Lieutenant Stevens. This beast of a plate starts with a soft bun, then Stevens’ fresh chili, cut up weiners, more chili, raw onions, dill pickle slices, and a heaping handful of crunchy oyster crackers. 

Seattle Style Dog

 

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A Seattle-style hot dog consists of a grilled, split frank, nestled on a toasted bun that’s been smothered in cream cheese, grilled onions and, often, jalapeños. It makes sense that these are typically eaten during late nights out, because it sounds like something I would make with some potluck leftovers at 2AM.

Tater Pig

 

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This… is what it sounds like. A specialty of the Twin Falls County Fair, this monstrosity does just enough to constitute as a hot dog. Really, it’s a sausage. And it’s stuffed inside of a baked potato. Hence, the tater pig. 

Polish Boy

 

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Cleveland’s late night sausage of choice is a grilled kielbasa (a sausage broadly described as “any type of meat sausage from Poland.” Thanks Wikipedia). Place one of these guys on a sturdy bun, and top it with a handful of fries, coleslaw, BBQ sauce, as well as hot sauce, and you have yourself a Polish Boy.

Dodger Dog

 

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Los Angeles’ Chavez Ravine favorite has both steamed and grilled variations. Either way, the result is a ten-inch pork hot dog embraced in an equally as long bun, marked with relish, mustard, ketchup, and chopped raw onions. 

Carolina Style

 

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This version of the hot dog is popular amongst much of the Southeast United States. Beginning with an all-beef frank stuffed in a soft bun, it’s then covered in chili and piled high with coleslaw. Most people like to add mustard as well, to offset the sweetness of the slaw and savoriness of the chili.

New York Dog

 

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Contrary to every other aspect of their lives, New Yorkers like to keep their hot dogs simple. Strictly boiled in water of mysterious circumstances on a street cart, these dogs are topped with only mustard and sauerkraut for buyers to quickly shove down.

Italian Dog

 

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The answer to every New Jerseyan’s hangover, this dog originated in Newark. Here, bakers make plush loaves of pizza bread, which are like massive pizza crusts. After being split open, the bread is stuffed with a lightly fried dog, onions, peppers, and more deep-fried potatoes than can fit.

Tijuana Dog

 

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The Tijuana dog, though named after the town in Mexico in which it originates, gained it’s fame off the streets of L.A. Sold largely from street carts outside of sports games and clubs, this dog is wrapped in bacon and fried until crispy and snappy. It’s tossed into a soft bun and then served with grilled onions and peppers, mayo, mustard, ketchup, and sometimes a grilled jalapeño to give it some kick.

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Watch A Single Carolina Reaper Destroy This Man Like Nothing We’ve Seen Before

We’ve heard and seen many horror stories that came from someone eating some variation of the Carolina Reaper. Whether is braving a single chip dusted with the reaper, or eaten as a whole, the devastating chili pepper takes no prisoners.

A video posted by CURBLIFE showed a man popping a Carolina Reaper into his mouth, reports BroBible. During the first few seconds, he seems to handle the heat from the pepper pretty well.

Unfortunately, after the first 30 seconds, he hops out of the car and flails his body about like a man possessed by Beelzebub himself. Kids, a Carolina Reaper is no joke. DO NOT try one at home unless you’re ready to pay for it.

Check out the video to see if this dude is truly suffering or if he’s merely hamming it up for the camera. Our gut says this might be the real deal. Wonder how he would handle a Dragon’s Breath Chili?

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The Spiciest Curry On Earth Must Be Prepared With Gas Masks [WATCH]

A good, spicy curry should be able to make your forehead glisten like the wet rocks along a coast as the morning sun gently touches their surfaces. S0 imagine how drenched you’ll get when your lips touch the fiery overtures of the world’s spiciest bowl of curry.

YouTuber Strictly Dumpling visits Brick Lane Curry, home of what’s said to be the world’s spiciest curry.

Made with Carolina Reaper peppers, chefs have to actually throw on a GAS MASK in order to prepare the dish. Originally, the dish was prepared with habanero peppers, but has gotten a reboot over the years with the reapers.

Like most food challenges, the consumer has to sign a waiver giving consent to any health problems that may occur from such a devilish dish.

We’re sweating just watching him attempt this feat.

Brick Curry has two locations, one in New York and one in New Jersey. You can find the Carolina Reaper Curry at the Jersey location.

Obviously, try it at your own risk.

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Celebrity Grub Hit-Or-Miss Humor Sweets

This Bakery Made Blunt-Shaped Donuts For Snoop

Usually when you smoke, you get the munchies. Looks like this time it might be the other way around!

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North Carolina bakery Wake N’ Bake Donuts made sure to make Snoop Dogg’s trip to Wilmington, North Carolina worth it. In order to honor his appearance and performance at the Azalea Festival, the small donut shop (clearly named and started by marijuana enthusiasts) decided to make a donut specifically for, quite possibly, the oldest rapper alive, Snoop D-O-double-G.

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The donut uses a chocolate glaze to exemplify the leafy brown paper used to roll a blunt. Unfortunately, the donuts were made privately for Snoop and his crew, so most of the employees are a little hazy on the exact ingredients (pun intended), despite me calling and asking the manager. I mean, you should probably know what is in your donuts that you’re selling, right?

 

 

via WCNC, Fast And Food, 18 Karat Reggae

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Twins Juiced 130 Of The World’s Hottest Peppers And Drank It, Watch What Happens

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Currently the Carolina Reaper is classified as the hottest pepper in the world, the previous pepper to hold that title was the Trinidad moruga scorpion. It’s safe to say that both peppers are pretty hot boasting Scoville levels ranging from 1.5 million to 2.2 million.

So if you had 65 Trinidad Morugas and 65 Carolina Reapers, eating it probably wouldn’t be the best idea. So these two twin brothers juiced them.

Combining both sets of peppers in a juicer, these guys liquified 130 of the hottest peppers in the world and set them into shot glasses.

Watch what happens. We also can’t stress enough not to try this at home.