SALEM,Mass. (WBZNewsRadio) — Welcome to the (hot) dog days of summer. We eat them at cook-outs and baseball games, piled high with a plethora of toppings from relish to ketchup, chili and cheese, jalapeño to sauerkraut and whatever else suits the occasion. No matter what you like on your dog, there's something for everyone.
National Hot Dog Day is celebrated on the third Wednesday in July (which happens to be National Hot Dog Month).
Boston Hot Dog Company in Salem is offering extra fries on top of their O.G. dog, with is topped with mustard, house made relish, onion and sport pepper, a pepper created just for hot dogs.
"It's just a little pickled pepper, about medium heat, it's briny, it's nice. Everyone who doesn't know what it is, they get it and they seem to love it," chef and owner Mike Denk told WBZ NewsRadio's Brooke McCarthy.
The menu at Boston Hot Dog Company also offers a corn dog, a Chicago dog, and the Carnival chili-cheese dog, and more adventurous options like the shorty dog, topped with braised short rib,
Boston Hot Dog company isn't the only one celebrating.
Nathan's Famous is offering dogs for 5 cents today, which was the original price of a hot dog when the original Nathan's Famous first began serving dogs in 1916. The deal is limited to just two dogs per order.
WBZ NewsRadio's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports