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Sep 15, 2011 10:52 AM

Hot Dogs in the Southeast

What are the typical toppings for hotdogs in the southeast.? What are the best places? Ho do you like you buns, grilled or steamed?

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  1. Chili, cheese, mustard and onions at Jack's Cosmic Dog in Mt P, SC!

    1. Soft-cooked chili, slaw and mustard on a steamed bun in North Carolina, particularly in Eastern N.C.

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      1. re: kathleen purvis

        I would add diced onions, and make sure the hot dog is bright red.

      2. Mustard, chili, and onions in eastern NC. Slaw is common but not universal.

        1. My preference is a quality dogs with chile, mustard, slaw & onions. No bright red dogs PLEASE!!!!!

          1. Great topic! In most of NC the standard is mustard, chili, slaw, and onions. That's what you'll get most places if you ask for it "all the way". Buns? Toasted vs. steamed doesn't seem to matter much as long as they are heated one way or another, although I prefer toasted.

            In my neck of the woods (Triad NC), PB's in Winston-Salem is the best. It's a little hole in the wall place, with a walk-up window where you place your order. There are a couple of tables inside, and a few picnic tables outside--truly a time warp to the 50's or 60's. Not fancy by any means, but the dogs are the best.