Are you a hot-dog purist?

  • Chow
  • Spiral-cut hot dogs are the latest in wiener innovation.

You’ll be attending a barbecue in the next 48 hours, even if you don’t know it yet. The closer we get to the Fourth of July, the stronger the gravitational pull of the grill. And with grill tongs come bratwursts (cheese or meat-filled), sausages and hot dogs.

It’s 2012, and humankind is no longer content to simply peel off the plastic and throw some tube meat on the coals. Case in point: Chow’s video that’s been making the rounds (more than a million views on YouTube) on how and why you should serve spiral-cut hot dogs. Are you a hot-dog purist – meaning you just want a dog and a primary colored condiment – or are you ready to modern up your wiener?

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