1. Bacon-Wrapped Dog
Bacon + Cherry Tomatoes + Red Onion + Poblano Pepper + Cilantro
First made in Mexico (where the deep-fried version is known as the danger dog), this grilled or griddled wiener is a street-vendor staple in Los Angeles. Top it with piquant pico de gallo and grilled poblano pepper, which balance out the smoky bacon.
2. Chili Dog
Chili + White Onion + Yellow Mustard + Cheddar
If you can see more than the tips of this frank, you’re skimping on the beef chill -- a signature version flavored with chocolate and cinnamon. Finish this Cincinnati favorite with yellow mustard, diced onion, and lots of finely shredded cheddar on an untoasted potato roll.
3. Beer Brat
Sauerkraut + Spicy Brown Mustard + Sweet Onion
In Wisconsin, the only thing cheeseheads love as much as the Packers is bratwurst. This one is simmered in beer, sweet onions, and caraway seeds; charred on a grill; loaded with sauerkraut; and topped with spicy brown mustard. Serve on a sturdy hoagie roll.