BROOKLYN, NY - JULY 4: 15 people from around the world came to Coney Island to compete in the annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest July 4, 2005 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
There is something about a perfectly grilled hotdog on a summer day and today just happens to be National Hot Dog Day.
Whether you like yours with ketchup, mustard, relish, Coney Island sauce or something else, there are plenty of places to celebrate today.
Head to a hot dog cart near your, or you could really go for it and take the hotdog tour.
(Yes – hot dog tour.) A documentary of the same name came out, featuring Connecticut as a hot dog hotspot.
You might not think of Wayback Burgers as a place for hot dogs, but it is and the first 50 people at participating stores will get a free Wayback dog, which comes with bacon, cheese, onions and Wayback Gold Sauce.
The hot dog documentary features:
Man vs. Food has made the trip here and indulged at Woody’s in Hartford for its Deputy Dog, which is covered in pulled pork and cheese, and at Doogies in Newington for the 2-foot-long Doogie dog.
Viewers also recommend Tomlinson's in Bridgeport. It's located at 140 Noble Avenue, in case you want to try for yourself, or Sonic.
We can also boast that New Haven is home to Hummel Brothers and its many varieties of franks.
If you want to grill your own, try Chef Chris Prosperi's recipe for onions in tomato sauce.
Where is your favorite place to grab a hotdog in Connecticut and what do you top it with?