Enjoying the Dog Days of Summer

We had a table set up at the Dog Day’s of Summer cookoff and took some photos of the goings on. There was a good sized crowd all afternoon and we saw two folks in Hot Dog costumes.

Hot Dog gets Beer 2014 Hot Dog serves Hot Dogs 2014

1st Place in the cookoff went to the Head House Crab & Oyster CompanyFirst Prize Award 2014ead House Crab & Oyster Company 2014 The Sea Dog: Sabrett’s Hot Dog, Spicy Pepper Relish & Crab Salad on a Split Top Bun with a splash of Old Bay

2nd Place went to Misconduct Tavern
Misconduct Tavern 2014 Sriracha Pork Dog with Sweet Sichuan Chili

3rd Place went to Hot Diggity
Hot Diggity 2014 Corn Salsa Dog: Fire roasted Corn, 1732 Meats, Paprika Bacon Salsa, Poblano, Cumin Creme, Radish, Crispy Tortilla & Cilantro

Here’s a list of the participants and what they offered, in case you missed it:

1st Place Head House Crab & Oyster Company: The Sea Dog – Sabrett’s Hot Dog, Spicy Pepper Relish & Crab Salad on a Split Top Bun with a splash of Old Bay

2nd Place Misconduct Tavern: Sriracha Pork Dog – with Sweet Sichuan Chili

3rd Place Hot Diggity: Corn Salsa Dog – Fire rasted Corn, 1732 Meats, Paprika Bacon Salsa, Poblano, Cumin Creme, Radish, Crispy Tortilla & Cilantro

BrazBQ: Cachorro Irada (Angered Dog) – Tomato Sauce, Parmesan Cheese, BrazBQ Sauce, Sweet Peas, Corn & Potato Sticks

REX 1516: Chicken Fried Chicken Dog – Fried Chicken Apple Sausage, House Made Smoked Sriracha & Green Tomato Relish on a Martin’s Potato Roll

Cherry Bomb Bus: Broad Street Bulldog – All Beef D&W Frank grilled inside special blend Ground Beef on a seeded roll with Spicy Capicola, Extra Sharp Provolone, Gravy & Pickled Long Hots

Sancho Pistola’s: Pistola’s Bonero – Hot Dog with Bacon, Bacon Jam, Jalepeno Ketchup, Mayo, Crema & Pico de Gallo on a Potato Bun

The Twisted Tail: World’s Best Chili Dog – House made Pork Dogs, Brisket and Short Rib Chili & Aged Cheddar on a Brioche Bun

Bridget Foy’s: Bahn Mi Dog – Grilled Pork Belly, Pickled Vegies & Sriracha Mayo

Lucky’s Last Chance: Deadwoods Revenge – All natural casing Hot Dog topped with Bacon, House Made Cheese & Chipotle BBQ Sauces & Diced Onion

Serrano: Wild Boar Hot Dog – House Made Wild Bore Hot Dog with Cherry Relish, Pickled Mustard Seed & Micro Celery

Copa Banana: All Beef Cheddar Jalapeno Corndog – Corn Meal Mix, diced Jalapenos and Spanish Onions & Shredded Cheddar Cheese on a Hebrew National All Beef Frank

Noir: Montreal Hot Dog – Cole Slaw, Relish, Onions & Mustard

Society Hill Society: Bean & Apple Slaw Hot Dog – Hot Dog topped with burnt end Beans & Apple-Cabbage Slaw

Taproom on 19th: Korean Fried Hot Dog – Charred Watermelon, Pickled Watermelon Radish, Jalapeno Mayo on Martin’s Potato Bun

Brauhaus Schmitz: The Mojo Rising – Hatfield Beef Hot Dog, Martin’s Potato Roll, house smoked Mojo Bacon & crushed Doritos topping

Cavanaugh’s Headhouse Square: Bacon Wrapped Sausage Dog – with Cheddar Cheese & Honey Grain Mustard

Bistro Romano: Scala Duck Ragu Dog – 100% Angus Beef Hot Dog wrapped in Pancetta with grilled Romaine, braised Duck Ragu with Granato Chianti & San Marzano tomato, crispy Onions & Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese

The Industry Industry Dog: House-made Pork Hot Dog stuffed with Nueskes Applewood Smoked Bacon & Cabot Aged Cheddar, Served on a Martin’s Potato Roll with Sriracha Marinated Cooked Onions & Whole Grain Mustard

Mark Summers was one of the JudgesMark Summers 2014

We also spotted a few other Hot Dog T-Shirts, besides our own…

Hot Dog Johnny's Buttzville NJ T-Shirt 2014 Lenny's Hot Dogs Feasterville PA T-Shirt 2014
Standard Tap Sausage Fest T-Shirt 2014 Hot Dog Eating Champion T-Shirt 2014

The only downside was the long line for Victory beer, but that was balanced by the delicious and varied Hot Dogs we sampled with hardly any waiting! If you’re around next year, you should definitely check it out.