A lot of my personal and professional life centers around specialty food. But can I tell you a secret? Hot dogs have always been one of my favorite things to eat. Even the cheapest hot dog at the store, when thrown on the grill and served with a bit of ketchup and mustard is always sublime. Gimme a bun or don't, it doesn't matter. It's always satisfying, but especially during the summer. So I trekked over to my local Hannaford's supermarket to stock up for a taste test. I mostly stuck with beef hot dogs but included a few pork options and one turkey. I grilled one of each using a grill pan on my stove. I tried a bite of each plain, then added my usual ketchup-mustard combo to see how the flavor and texture held up. Here's how they shook out, ranked from worst to best.
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