When you look back on the best days of your childhood, a hot dog was probably there. No, really, hear us out. That first baseball game you went to? You totally ate a hot dog that was as big as your head. When your parents took you to the State Fair, what did you eat? It was for sure a juicy carnival dog. And when you reminisce about every amazing, fireworks-filled Fourth of July, what do you think of? Yup, it’s the hot dogs.
Hot dogs may be a huge part of our youth, but the wienies we were eating back then were a little lackluster. That’s not to say they weren’t amazingly delicious — but they didn’t have much going on besides a white bun and some yellow mustard. But my friends, things have changed and hot dogs have gone gourmet.
Don’t believe us? Check all these mouthwatering examples out. We know what you’ll be having for dinner tonight.
Originally published July 2016. Updated July 2017.