Hot Diggity Dog Ideas

Hot dogs that are gourmet, goofy, and downright diggity

(Top) Chicago Dog; (Bottom) Kraut Master

Chicago Dog

Traditional slaw + pickle spears + tomato slices on a ¾ pound brat

Kraut Master

Quick homemade sauerkraut (recipe follows) + German whole grain mustard on a ¾ pound brat

Cuban Dog

The Cuban Dog

Thinly sliced Black Forest ham + baby Swiss + whole grain mustard + kosher dill pickle spear on a Wagyu hot dog

Little Italy Dog

Little Italy Dog

Baby arugula + sundried tomato aioli (recipe follows) + whole sweet roasted garlic on a Wagyu hot dog

Picnic Dog

Picnic Dog

Bourbon baked beans + kettle cooked potato chips on a Wagyu hot dog

Drunk Dog

Drunk Dog

Jalapeños + peperoncini + sweet cherry peppers + cream cheese on a Wagyu hot dog.

Quick Sauerkraut


  • 5 to 6 cups shredded green cabbage (one medium head of cabbage)
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • ½ cup water

Bring all ingredients to a simmer over medium-high heat for 15 minutes. Voila! Amazing, fresh kraut.

Sundried Tomato Aioli


  • 1 cup of your favorite mayonnaise
  • ½ cup chopped sundried tomatoes, oil-packed
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

In a medium bowl whisk together all ingredients. It’s really that easy.

Dynamite Duos

What is Batman without Robin? Or Wally without the Beav? Here are some of our favorite dog toppings that work best when paired:

  • Bacon bits + maple syrup
  • Shrimp + coconut flakes
  • Mozzarella + fresh basil
  • Onion rings + ranch dressing
  • Apple slices + peanut butter sauce
  • Thai peanut sauce + crispy Asian noodles
  • Fried egg + Sriracha
  • Fritos + chili
  • Cream cheese + anything spicy
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