A Hot Dog Program…




This fun documentary called A HOT DOG PROGRAM looks at one of America’s favorite foods and shows some places around the country where you can get wonderful wieners.

From Coney Island on the Fourth of July (when Nathan’s sponsors the World Hot Dog Eating Contest) to Alaska at the start of the Iditarod sled dog race (ready for a reindeer sausage?), we take you to some of the coolest hot dog places around. And we talk to some hot dog connoisseurs along the way.

In Chicago, the dogs are dressed heavily; in Macon, Georgia, the wieners are bright red; and in Las Vegas, they’re huge. You can get a Super Duper Weenie in Fairfield, Connecticut, a deep fried “ripper” at Ruth’s Hut in Clifton, New Jersey, and a snappy slaw dog at Frank’s in Columbia, South Carolina.

You get true counter culture at the Varsity in Atlanta, giant orders of French fries at the Original in Pittsburgh, and famous chili dogs and famous folks at Pink’s in LA.

It’s a story of “Man bites Dog,” topped with mustard, ketchup and countless condiments. It’s a culinary cruise. It’s a frank and funny portrait of America. It’ll make you hungry for hot dogs.