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We ate a whole lot of hot dogs—more than 60 kinds, in fact—to find the best for your grilling needs. These were the clear wieners (sorry).

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We ate a whole lot of hot dogs—more than 60 kinds, in fact—to find the best for your grilling needs. These were the clear wieners (sorry).

By Grace Elkus
June 29, 2018
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If you prefer hang-off-the-bun hot dogs with great snap, look no further than these foot-long pork frankfurters from the popular Portland, Oregon-based charcutier. To buy: $12 for 12 oz.; olympiaprovisions.com.
Brian Henn
Brian Henn

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This classic, all-American dog will star at any backyard barbecue. The crackly skin gives way to a juicy, beefy center—transporting you to a sunny day at the ballpark. It fits snugly into its bun, so every bite boasts the perfect bread-to-hot-dog ratio.

To buy: $5.50 for 14 oz.; ballparkbrand.com.

Brian Henn

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These brand new, uncured turkey dogs (no added nitrates or nitrites) gave the beefy competitors a run for their money.

To buy: $3.40 for 16 oz.; target.com.

Brian Henn

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Sixty percent larger than the brand’s original dog, this vegan variety is supremely satisfying for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Its flavor is surprisingly authentic.

To buy: $56 for 13.5 oz. (4 pack); amazon.com.

Brian Henn

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Made with 100 percent choice Angus beef, these premium hickory-smoked franks are seasoned with paprika, mustard, and garlic for robust flavor in every bite.

To buy: $7 for 11 oz.; nimanranch.com.

Brian Henn

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If you prefer hang-off-the-bun hot dogs with great snap, look no further than these foot-long pork frankfurters from the popular Portland, Oregon-based charcutier.

To buy: $12 for 12 oz.; olympiaprovisions.com.

Brian Henn

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Deliciously plump, with quintessential hot dog flavor, these are the ideal blank canvas for all your favorite fixings.

To buy: $5 for 12 oz.; colemannatural.com.