Down here in North Carolina there is a town called "Lexington" and it is the home of Southern Style Bar-B-Que. To the point that if you drive through downtown Lexington there are giant pig statues on every corner. Whatever. But someone mentioned "Coleslaw on Bar-B-Que"? Down here they have two kinds of slaw. Regular and Bar-B-Que Slaw. To me I think that is going to the extreme. But then again they never asked me what I thought….hehehehe.
Anyway, on the subject of hotdogs. I love ’em. I put EVERYTHING on my dogs. When I want a footlong hot dog all the way, I want: Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo, Pickles, Onions, Chili, Slaw, Cheese & relish on top. That is a properly done hot dog to me. But then talk to a New Yorker and they would shriek at the thought of all that on a dog. To each his own I guess.
I will be in the WV area this weekend around Clarksburg/Bridgeport and when I was researching the restaurants there I noticed that there was an over abundance of hot dog places. Unfortunately I will be planning for a more formal type dinner, but I may try one or two dogs before I leave just to see how good they really are.
Guess I ought to look at that blog site.
NO I don’t! Slaw belongs on the side. I want pulled pork and a little tangy sauce on mine.
You don’t put slaw on a barbeque sandwich???
You know, I lived in Charleston for several years and I never knew they even had hotdogs there, except for one place downtown. There is so much to love about Charleston, and here I never got to love the hotdogs — although I’d not want the catsup or the slaw. There used to be a place at the corner of Quarrier and Dickenson with a poolroom in the back. It was the Hub, and it had terrific barbeque sandwiches and hotdogs. I used to have to fight them to keep the slaw and catsup off the dogs and the slaw off the barbeque. [:D]
I found the site pretty interesting. However, as with any regional dog styles, I grow concerned when there’s just a preponderance of toppings.
Younger folks, especially, seem to be fond of putting a whole bunch of what , would seem to me, to be counter-indicative toppings. I don’t want that many variables having it out with each other on my hot dog. Call me old fashioned.
I really can’t see mustard AND ketchup. It’s cats and dogs to me. However, it looks like the main mix on a West Virginia dog, if I’m not mistaken, is coleslaw and chili.
This seems popular in a lot of Southern states, and I’m going to try it.
West Virginia Hot Dogs
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