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Dec 24, 2013 08:00 AM

Kansas City Style Hot Dogs

So I've been gathering information about regional hot dog variations across the US and Canada and I keep coming across this "Kansas-City Style" which has Swiss cheese, brown mustard and sauerkraut. But I can't find anything written about it by actual Kansas City residents, nor can I find any pictures of said hot dog. Is this a real thing?

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  1. They sell those at the KC Royals ball park. They are popular there, haven't seen them sold anywhere else myself.

    1. I lived in KC for 50 years. Never heard of them. Sounds good except for the cheese part.

      1. This is a new one for me. I'm 61, grew up in in KC and have never
        heard of this variation. The brown mustard and sauerkraut yes, at ballgames, but swiss cheese?

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        1. re: bbqboy

          Not that I'm an expert, but the mustard/kraut/swiss indeed seems to be a thing:

          1. re: bbqboy

            or KC did a take on a Reuben sandwich...

            I've seen it over in STL, but with Polish sausage, not a dog.

          2. I don't believe that KC is really a hot dog town. Places open, and swiftly close. The only one I know of that seems to be sticking is on Shawnee Mission Road in Shawnee, west of Metcalf and east of I-35. I ate there once, and it was a hot dog. Better than the Quick Trip on the same block but not by all that much. It seems popular though. I drive by every day on the way to work and always lots of cars in the parking lot in the evening.

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            1. re: Teague

              That would be "New York Dawg Pound". They have some interesting topping combos. Of course the traditionals like coney-style with chili and cheese, and the Chicago-style. But my favorites are some less common toppings. They do a dog with baked beans and blue cheese that is fantastic, and my favorite has chili, cheese, and a fried egg.

              I like it a lot.

              1. re: 2roadsdiverge

                yeah, you can hardly taste the hot dog that way, fried eggs are delicious :)