Hot dogs are a summer menu staple. Whether you dress your dog up with a simple stripe of yellow mustard and some relish, go formal with heaping piles of fancy gourmet toppings, or prefer to go naked, quite frankly – they’re delicious. If you have a hankering for a hot dog but don’t feel like firing up the grill, try one (or a few) of these tasty local takes on the summer classic.
WHAT: Bacon Cheese Dog American cheese melted by the heat of a caramelized hot dog and topped with crispy smoked bacon.
WHERE: Five Guys, 227 Andover St., Peabody
WHAT: Big Chili Cheese Dog Black Angus hot dog topped with chili and shredded cheddar cheese.
WHERE: Fuddruckers, 900 Broadway, Saugus
WHAT: All Beef Hot Dog X-large dog smothered with melted cheddar and served with fries.
WHERE: R.F. O’Sullivan & Son, 151 Central Ave., Lynn