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Chili dog

Chili dog
A Coney dog is a type of chili dog
Type Hot dog
Place of origin United States
Main ingredients Hot dog bun, hot dog, chili con carne; often cheese, onions, mustard
Variations Coney Island hot dog

A chili dog is a hot dog that is served topped with chili con carne (usually without beans). Often, other toppings are also added, such as cheese, onions, and mustard. One popular variety of chili dog is the Coney Island hot dog, which, despite its name, originated in Detroit, not Brooklyn. A Coney dog is a hot dog piled high with chili, onions and mustard.[1][2][3] A Michigan dog is similar to a Coney, as is a Texas hot dog, which actually originated in Pennsylvania.[1]

Chili dogs are also popular in areas that have large Mexican-American populations, such as California, Texas and Arizona. In California, regional chains such as Pink's and Original Tommy's specialize in chili dogs and chili burgers. A major difference between chili dogs in the Southwestern United States and Coneys is that Southwestern chili dogs have spicier chili and are served with brown mustard or no mustard at all, whereas Coneys have spicier dogs and are usually served with yellow mustard.

Texas wiener

Texas hot dog
Alternative names Texas chili dog, Texas hot, Texas wiener
Type Hot dog
Place of origin United States
Region or state New Jersey
Main ingredients Hot dog bun, hot dog, chili con carne or hot sauce

The Texas hot dog, Texas chili dog, Texas hot, or Texas wiener is a [6] and originally called Texas Hot Wieners. The "Texas" reference is to the chili sauce used on the dogs, which actually has a stronger Greek cuisine influence due to the ethnicity of the cooks who invented it. It is considered a unique regional hot dog style. From its origins, the invention spread to the Pennsylvania cities of Scranton and Philadelphia.[7] Altoona's original Texas Hot Dogs shop is still open today, having two locations: Downtown Altoona and 58th Street by the Logan Valley Mall.

See also

A chili-cheese dog with fries


  1. ^ a b Mercuri, Becky (2007). The Great American Hot Dog Book: Recipes and Side Dishes from Across America. Gibbs Smith. pp. 16–17.  
  2. ^ Chicago's new import: Coney islands | The Detroit News |
  3. ^ Bence, Evelyn (2006-05-24). "Red or White". The Washington Post. 
  4. ^ Mercuri, Becky (2007). The Great American Hot Dog Book: Recipes and Side Dishes from Across America. Gibbs Smith. p. 16.  
  5. ^ Stern, Jane and Michael (2002). Roadfood. Broadway Books. p. 98.  
  6. ^ Mincin, Jimmy (February 5, 2009). "Hot doggin' it".  
  7. ^ Krall, Hawk (July 17, 2009). "Hot Dog Of The Week: Texas Wieners".  

External links

  • A Brief History of the Hot Texas Wiener (Library of Congress / American Memory)
  • Geography Quiz: Where's the Texas in the Texas Wiener? (The New York Times)
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