Whether you pour on traditional toppings or opt for something unique, bring out the nuance of your hot dog’s flavors with one (or more) of these regional favorites:
Los Angeles Danger Dog Once the thing of street cart lore due to a banned status in Los Angeles, the danger dog is wrapped in bacon and fried, then topped with grilled onions and chili sauce – or toppings like jalapenos, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and grilled bell peppers.
Detroit Chili Dog The Detroit Coney is a midwestern institution in and of itself. Top an all beef steamed hot dog with beanless chili and diced onions. Garnish with mustard and shredded cheddar cheese.
Seattle Style Dog Generously slather a toasted bun with cream cheese and add a grilled frank topped with plenty of grilled onions to start your Seattle-Style hot dog. Additional toppings can include jalapenos, kraut, and even sometimes sriracha, barbeque sauce, or kimchi.
Slaw Dogs There are a number of southern slaw dogs, but the Carolina style slaw dog tops an all beef steamed dog and piles it high with beanless chili, slaw and mustard.
Kansas City Reuben Dog The Reuben style dog, as served at Kansas City Royals games, is an all beef dog topped with kraut, caraway seeds, plenty of thousand island dressing, and melted cheese. Take it to another level by adding pastrami and grilling it open face style under the broiler.
Source: Courtney Odell, eHow Contributor