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"The Hog Dog": HogsHead Cafe — Richmond, VA
If a good ol’ marinated dog on a poppy-seed bun from nearby local Richmond haunt City Dogs isn’t enough of a cardiac-arrest delight for you, head over to HogsHead Cafe for the Hog Dog. The bacon-wrapped jumbo beef dog is deep-fried and topped with hand-pulled pork, BBQ sauce, and coleslaw.

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National Hot Dog Day: The 18 Most Ridiculous Hot Dogs We've Ever Seen

July 23, 2014

It’s a big month for America.

Now that you’re back to the grind, you’re probably feeling nostalgic about the halcyon days of July 4. From inside your office, the sound of fireworks, the sight of red-white-and-blue tank tops, and that glorious smell from the grill conjure up memories of a perfect summer weekend.

Don’t let out a sigh just yet: The glory days of July are not over. Coming up this week, National Hot Dog Day gives you another reason to celebrate America this month. After all, next to Independence Day festivities, what better way is there to show patriotism than by chowing down on our country’s most-beloved culinary joy?

This July 23, we dare you to forgo the classic ketchup-and-relish combo and spice up your frankfurter palate by tasting some of these outrageous hot dogs across the country.