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30 Creative Hot Dog Toppings for a Next-Level Cookout

Heather Barnett is a freelance writer and foodie whose work has been featured in blogs, websites, magazines, and TV and radio ads. She spends her free time relaxing with her soulmate, Keith; her dog, Mosby "The Fly Slayer;" and Felix th...

These extras will take your hot dog from classic to gourmet

July is here and National Hot Dog Month along with it! Being that hot dogs taste the best when cooked out on the grill, midsummer really is the best time to celebrate the good ol'-fashioned wiener. We're doing the classic justice by giving it some creative toppings.

In honor of the monthlong holiday, we suggest throwing a hot dog bash your friends will never forget. All you have to do is grill up the perfect dogs, put out the toppings next to this handy infographic and let your friends choose which flavorful combination they're most likely to relish. (See what we did there?)

More: American Hot Dogs Bucket List: The Dogs You Must Try at Least Once in Your Life

These extras will take your hot dog from classic to gourmet

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Originally published August 2015. Updated July 2017.

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