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21 Hip Hot Dog Innovations

From French Fry Franks to Rice-Battered Wieners

— February 23, 2012 — Lifestyle
These hip hot dog innovations illustrate just how many different toppings are capable of getting cozy with a good ol' ballpark frank. Skip the usual mustard and relish and savor something a little off the beaten path. From french fry-lined hot dog buns to truffle-topped weenies, there is a hot dog out there to suit every preference and price point.

Hot dogs are generally considered to be budget-conscious indulgences or guilty pleasure comfort foods, but pricey franks have been cropping up on haute menus everywhere. Even the ultra-luxurious food item Foie Gras has been found to get comfy with a wiener. If you favor size over a large price tag, then you'll be pleased to hear that 2 foot-long doggies are also available.

With so many hip hot dog innovations to choose from, you're sure to go home with a wiener every time.
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French Fry Franks
French Fry Franks
The Spud Dog is One Seriously Delicious and Greasy Indulgence
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2-Foot Hot Dogs
2-Foot Hot Dogs
DudeFoods Blogger Creates the World's Largest Pig-in-a-Blanket
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19
Delectable Seafood Doggies
Delectable Seafood Doggies
The Lobster Dog Brings Flavors From the Sea & Land Together in One Bun
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18
Sport-Themed Wieners
Sport-Themed Wieners
The Football Sausage is Great for the Hungry Pigskin Fan
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Merged Taste Wieners
Merged Taste Wieners
Japa Dog Merges Japanese Cuisine With Hot Dogs
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Costly Weiner Creations
Costly Weiner Creations
The World's Most Expensive Hot Dog Will Set You Back a Whopping $80
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Spicy Condiment Campaigns
Spicy Condiment Campaigns
The Englischer Spezial Senf Mustard Ad is Tear-Jerkingly Sharp
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14
Pig-Down Competitions
Pig-Down Competitions
Joey Chestnut Eats 68 Hots Dogs for a New World Record
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13
Hot Dog Beverages
Hot Dog Beverages
The Frank Collins Drink is Only for True Fans of the Ballpark
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12
Hot Dog Skull Cookers
Hot Dog Skull Cookers
Cthulhu Weenie Roaster Creeps Out Neighbours
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Hot Dog Toasters
Hot Dog Toasters
Grills Weiners & Toasts Buns
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10
Rice-Battered Wieners
Rice-Battered Wieners
The Asian Equivalent To A Delicious, Deep-Fried Corn Dog
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9
Luxury Fastfood
Luxury Fastfood
Hot Ducks
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Gum-Flavored Hot Dogs
Gum-Flavored Hot Dogs
Bubble Gum Cocktail Wienies Are Gross Gag Gifts
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Free Hot Dogs
Free Hot Dogs
Oscar Mayer Gives Away $1 Million in Wieners to Celebrate Taste Test Victory
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Foie Gras Hot Dogs
Foie Gras Hot Dogs
Hot Doug's in Chicago Makes Duck-Centric Street Meat
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Spaghetti Wieners
Spaghetti Wieners
Pasta-Infused Hotdogs Mix Two Food Favorites Together
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Street Meat Sweets
Street Meat Sweets
Hot Dog Cakes Combine Dessert and Alcoholic Beverage to Satisfy You
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Super-Lazy Street Food
Super-Lazy Street Food
Hot Dog + French Fries On a Stick is Perfect for Porky Pedestrians
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Frikandel
Frikandel
The Horse Meat Hot Dog
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Luxury Hot Dogs
Luxury Hot Dogs
Miami's Franktitude Restaurant
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