The mobile food industry is chugging along and gourmet food trucks have been a big part of the recent uptick in its growth. With that said, prior to the launch of the Kogi BBQ truck in 2008, there have been plenty of street vendors making a living by selling on of the most beloved street foods in the US…HOT DOGS!!!
Encased meats have been part of Americana since their invention. There is a long history of hot dogs and a lot of disputed “facts” about their origin. Never disputed has been the love Americans have for them. No matter what region of the country or what style you prefer your doggies…hot dogs are one of the most eaten foods in America.
The hot dog has many connotations: an American classic with a shot of yellow mustard, a “dirty water dog” at an NYC street stand and the savior and bane of parents with picky eaters. Nowadays, it also rivals the hamburger as a canvas for chef-driven experiments in comfort food. And the results are delicious.
Because of this, we are starting a contest to find out which food truck or cart is serving our readers favorite hot dog.
Last year’s winner was Willy Dog Hot Dog Cart of Hamilton, Ontario. Will they be able to hold on to their title?
Like all of our other contests, this contest will open today and will be run in two stages. For the next two weeks (we will accept emails submitted by 11:59 PM Central Time on Friday April 17, 2015) we will give our readers to submit their choices via email at: contest