Hot dogs aren't that hard to find. If you don't want to buy a pack at your local supermarket, there's always a street cart or an IKEA cafe within driving distance that will gladly indulge your craving.
But if you're looking for something special, well, that's a bit tougher.
Lucky for you, Travel and Leisure recently compiled a list of America's absolute best places to grab a hot dog. From fancy gourmet dogs to simple no-frills franks, the editors at Travel and Leisure left no stone (or bottle of spicy mustard) unturned in their quest for the perfect summertime snack.
Check out five of their picks below, then head over to Travel and Leisure for the full list and stop eating mediocre IKEA hot dogs for good:
Belly Shack, Chicago
Garden District, Washington, D.C.
— garden district (@gardendstrct) May 27, 2014
This past weekend, we debuted the Brondog, a sauerbraten-chili hot dog! $10, avail at the bar. pic.twitter.com/UrwpOdwuQX
— Bronwyn Restaurant (@Bronwyn_UnionSQ) March 24, 2014
Beer Bar, Salt Lake City
Hog & Hominy, Memphis
— Hog and Hominy (@hogandhominy) June 26, 2014