From left: Bacon-wrapped hot dog with egg and cheese from Crif Dogs, Ed chomping down, and the Bulgogi dog from New York Hotdog & Coffee.

All right, all you hot dog-loving serious eaters, listen up. The Hot Dog Hootenanny is coming up this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Astor Center. It's $25 for plenty of hot dogs, beer, and Prosecco. It's a great deal, but we are also giving away a couple of tickets right here.

Just listen to this array of hot dogs you'll be able to sample:

  • Classic Chicago-style dogs, actually shipped in from Chicago by the good folks at Vienna Beef, garnished with sport peppers, celery salt, day-glo green relish, pickles, and tomatoes, on a poppy seed hot dog bun, of course.
  • The Bulgogi Dog from the good folks at New York Hotdog & Coffee.
  • One of Crif Dogs' finest.
  • And, of course, New York's all-beef natural casing dogs, accompanied by mustard, relish, and onions.

And noted hot dog author and frankfurter-ologist Bruce Kraig will guide us through a tasting of even more hot dogs:

  • Red Hot Chicago beef
  • Thumann's beef-and-pork
  • Hofmann Snappys
  • Carolina Red Hots
  • Oscar Mayer supermarket dog

To enter the contest, just tell us your favorite regional hot dog style (here's a cheat sheet). We'll pick one winner at random who will receive a pair of tickets. Or, go ahead and buy tickets here ยป

Comments here will close at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, May 1. One entry per community member. The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.


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