Hot dogs and baseball have been a winning combo since 1893—nearly 125 years and their popularity is still on the upswing. A quick look at the stats reveals 20 billion hot dogs are eaten every year, 7 billion during baseball season alone. Frankly, that’s a lot of hot dogs! This year we’ve teamed up with Hebrew National® to create 30 dogs that reflect the city and culture of each big-league team. That’s right—30 different hot dogs! Whether you're a purist who would never dream of ketchup touching your dog, or an everything goes kind of chowhound, we have something for you. In the words of one of our favorite baseball announcers, HOLY COW!
Now, let’s eat some dogs!
Corn is a big part of Arizona agriculture, which makes corn salsa perfect for this dog! Get a pre-made salsa at the store, or you can make your own with corn, red onion, jalapeño, ground cumin, cilantro, salt and lime juice.
This dog is the real Georgia Peach! A grilled hot dog topped with grilled peaches and a sweet Vidalia onion salsa (salsa is made with grilled peaches, grilled onions, cilantro, lime juice, salt, pepper, touch of garlic, tomatoes, and jalapeño).
Sauerkraut is big in Baltimore, making this Reuben Dog a hit! Grab a grilled hot dog and top it with spicy mustard, Thousand Island dressing, and (of course) sauerkraut.
A classic combination of mustard and relish on a potato roll goes for a baseball classic town.
Chicago (North Side)
The 108-year curse is broken and there is only one dog that comes to mind, the classic Chicago-Style Hot Dog. Make this Chicago classic using a boiled hot dog in a steamed poppy-seed bun topped with yellow mustard, sweet green relish, white onion, tomato wedges, sport peppers, pickle spear, and celery salt.
Chicago (South Side)
Chicago also represents a large population of Italian-Americans near the South Side of the city. That is why the bruschetta dog speaks true here! Top the hot dog with fresh cherry tomatoes, chopped basil, a pinch of salt, and a drizzle of rich balsamic glaze.
Chili comes in all different forms and varieties. Build this Cinci-dog with spaghetti noodles, chili and chopped onions for a real Cincinnati experience!
Homage to the famous Polish boy sandwich, this hot dog is served with BBQ sauce, french fries and coleslaw!
Breakfast is served! This Denver Omelet Dog is loaded with hash browns, onions, a fried egg, and a drizzle of ketchup.
Detroit knows Coney Dogs. Try this famous hot dog topped with chili, yellow mustard, and chopped onions.
Nacho’dog! This hot dog is inspired by the Texas culture of Tex-Mex. Top this dog with guacamole, chunky salsa and crushed tortilla chips for a perfect nacho bite every time!
There is something about Kansas City BBQ we can’t get enough of. This grilled hot dog is basted in KC-style BBQ sauce and topped with coleslaw. Yum!
Los Angeles (Anaheim)
A West Coast fave, Kimchi! Serve this hot dog in a pretzel bun with kimchi, cucumbers, poppy seeds and sriracha mayo!
L.A. is all about the food trucks and street tacos. Give this hot dog taco a whirl with shredded lettuce, guacamole, jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice and, of course, serve it in a taco shell.
From Cuban sandwiches to famous Miami delis, this hot dog is a favorite sandwich topper. It may be simple but it carries a punch of flavor! Just add a pickle spear and a drizzle of spicy mustard and enjoy the game!
You haven’t seen a Bloody Mary until you’ve seen a Wisconsin Bloody Mary. Serve this hot dog with cumin-chili powder-spiced charred tomatoes, horseradish, pickle spear, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, celery with a sprinkle of celery salt – and of course, a beer chaser. Cheers!
The state fruit of Minnesota is the famous sweet honey crisp apple, so naturally this hot dog is topped with diced honey crisp apples and a red cabbage slaw.
New York (Queens)
Sometimes the simplest toppings are down-home favorites! This simple yet classic hot dog is topped with sauerkraut and spicy mustard.
New York (Bronx)
New York is the bagel capital. This hot dog is sandwiched between an everything bagel and topped with yellow mustard.
Avocado is a staple ingredient for California grub. So why not top a hot dog with avocado? Intensify the flavor by adding french fried onions and mushrooms.
This non-traditional Philadelphia food route is inspired by the history of the brewing community and their famous soft pretzels. Beer-broiled hot dogs are served on a pretzel bun and topped with a spicy brown mustard.
A sandwich any Pittsburgh native will know! This hot dog is served on soft Italian bread and topped with tangy vinegar-based coleslaw, tomatoes, and a pile of french fries. Yes, french fries!
The California sun can warm you up, or you can try this hot dog; topped with tomatoes, a sprinkling of garlic salt, and jalapeños for a little heat.
San Fran is filled with Asian-influenced restaurants and food vendors are all over the city, so only one hot dog could stand up to the San Fran food culture and that is The Vietnamese Dog! Grill up hot dogs topped with sriracha, cucumbers, jalapeños, pickled carrots, pickled daikon, cilantro and a dusting of chopped peanuts.
This full of flavor Asian slaw dog is crunchy with a little heat! Add shredded cabbage, shredded carrots, green onions, and a homemade sriracha mayo sauce (mayo sauce: soy sauce, peanut oil, sesame oil, fresh ginger, hoisin sauce, fresh lime juice, sriracha and mayonnaise).
St. Louis, home of the classic ridge-cut potato chips covered in hot chili pepper and sweet barbecue powdered seasoning. Simmer a hot dog in St. Louis-style BBQ sauce and top with shredded cabbage and a few famous St. Louis red hot chips.
This dog is a ray of sunshine! Take the Florida sun and brightness and toss it on a hot dog with chopped bell peppers, onions and a drizzle of mustard.
Texas is known for food with big bold flavors. This Tex-Mex dog pays tribute to the delicious fajita! Serve a hot dog in a flour tortilla topped with grilled onions, grilled bell peppers topped with salsa and fresh lime juice.
With Toronto’s large Jewish deli culture, there is only one dog which can suffice – the Deli Dog. A hot dog served on an onion roll topped with horseradish brown mustard, chopped onions and chopped cornichons.
Washington D.C., may not seem like a chili city, but some of its best restaurants serve chili. Top this hot dog with chili, onions and herbs.
Catherine De Orio is a dining show host, chef and national food expert.