Hot dog season is here and chefs across the country are upgrading this classic summertime staple. Here, five awesome hot dogs to seek out this season.
1. The Bachelor Farmer; Minneapolis
The Bachelor Farmer's new lunchtime sausage cart offers house-made pork sausage topped with sauerkraut, sweet onion-pepper relish, spicy mustard and ketchup.
2. Kirkland Tap & Trotter; Somerville, MA
From now until the end of September, Boston chefs Matt Jennings (Townsman), Karen Akunowicz (Myers + Chang) and Jody Adams (Rialto and Trade) will each create a unique "Top Dog" offered every Monday. Currently on the menu: Jennings's "Rhody Dog" featuring charred rabe mayo, sweet pepper "South County" relish and calamari. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to hunger-fighting charity Share Our Strength.