Something called the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council says we’ll eat 150 MILLION hot dogs on July 4th, making it the top hot dog-eating day of the year.
They did a new poll, and asked people to name the best DRINKS to pair with a hot dog. And one in 11 Americans must be fancier than I am . . . because 9% said WINE pairs well with them.
Soda is #1, with 76% of people agreeing it goes well with hot dogs. That’s followed by beer, 57% . . . lemonade, 54% . . . iced tea, 48% . . . orange juice, 12% . . . milk, 9% . . . and wine, 9%.
They also looked at America’s most-loved regional hot dog STYLES . . . and New York style is #1. That’s an all-beef dog, topped with steamed onions and deli-style mustard. (Bonus points if you buy it from a street vendor who’s yelling at a cab driver.)
Second on the list is Chicago style . . . with mustard, relish, onions, peppers, tomatoes, a pickle, and celery salt all jammed into a poppy seed bun.
And third on the list is Detroit-style Coney dogs . . . topped with mustard, onions, and chili. (The Hot Dog and Sausage Council’s website has a list with another 15 regional style dogs.)