It's the ultimate blank canvas—a tube steak you paint with your dreams

Is there a food as glorious, and as gloriously American, as the hot dog? We might wonder at its contents, argue over the quality of its snap, but the hot dog’s fundamental appeal is its flexibility. It’s the ultimate blank canvas, ready to be topped with anything from the basics of ketchup and mustard to cheese, chili, kimchi, and more. It can be a quick weeknight meal, or the centerpiece of a summer mega-cookout. In some ways, the idea of even giving you “hot dog recipes” is ludicrous—it’s a hot dog! Cook it and put things on it! But here at Sunset, we’ve been covering hot dogs for a long time, so we’re going all the way. Feast your eyes—and then feast yourself.