Watch Cooking Channel

Hot Dog Days of Summer

Mike Caprio and Rose Sol's "Diamond Jim Supreme" Dog

Mike Caprio and Rose Sol's "Diamond Jim Supreme" Dog

Beautiful weather and a fanatic love of the hot dog brought out a crowd for the Fifth Annual Great Hot Dog Cookoff last weekend in Brooklyn, NY. I was among the hungry, ready, and willing to gorge on this year’s impressive entries.

Twenty competitors grilled and dressed a variety of hot dog creations, ranging from the good old-fashioned and tasty to the re-imagined and purely conceptual. Here are a few highlights:

Cathy Erway and Shane Welch‘s Cucumber Curry Dog: a farm-fresh cucumber in lieu of a bun, with frizzled shallots and curry mayo—quite refreshing!

Cucumber Curry Dog

Cathy Erway and Shane Welch's Cucumber Curry Dog

Erik Michielsen and Christian Olson’s Swahili Dog, served over coconut milk-infused beans and topped with a puckeringly tart pickled-lime sauce:


Erik Michielsen and Christian Olson's "Swahili" Dog

Nichelle Stephens and Julian Young’s English Breakfast Dog, wrapped in English bacon, served over HP-flavored baked beans and topped with chopped fresh tomato and mushroom:

"English Breakfast" Dog

Nichelle Stephens and Julian Young's "English Breakfast" Dog

Eugene Kim and Danny Kim’s Hawaii 5-0, a firey, spiced pork dog with a pineapple slaw and Mornay sauce. Yum!

Eugene and Danny Kim's "Hawaii 5-0" Dog

Eugene and Danny Kim's "Hawaii 5-0" Dog

Noah Berland and Shunya Togashi’s Le Hot-Dog de Crème Glacée redefined what a dog could be: scoops of homemade plum ice cream inside a home-baked chocolate croissant. But is it a dog? Melted version below:

Le Hot Dog a la Creme Glacee

Noah Berland and Shunya Togashi's "Le Hot-Dog de Crème Glacée"

The Best in Show trophy was awarded to Karol Lu and David Roderick’s Pickles to the Slaw-ter: A dog atop a spicy slaw, finished with a deep-fried pickle chip and Remoulade sauce. Congrats guys!

"Pickles to the Slaw-ter" Dog

Karol Lu and David Roderick's "Pickles to the Slaw-ter"

The event was hosted by Kara Masi and Kelso Brewery, and 100% of the $6,000 in ticket sales was donated to City Harvest, a non-profit that rescues unused food from NYC restaurants and distributes to the city’s hungry.

Learn more about the Great Hot Dog Cookoff.


Comments (410)

  1. vending companies posted 07/18/2011

    This is really fascinating, You're an excessively professional blogger. I have joined your feed and sit up for in the hunt for more of your great post. Also, I've shared your site in my social networks!

  2. tokat evden eve nakl posted 07/19/2011

    I follow your articles. I 've some Say Thank gonna. Are you the author page, I write?

  3. Massachusetts based posted 07/19/2011

    Awesome blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers? I'm planning to start my own website soon but I'm a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I'm completely overwhelmed .. Any suggestions? Cheers!

  4. 1001gameguide posted 07/19/2011

    I am curious to find out what blog system you have been working with? I'm experiencing some minor security issues with my latest website and I would like to find something more secure. Do you have any suggestions?

  5. outsource link build posted 07/19/2011

    fantastic put up, very informative. I'm wondering why the opposite experts of this sector do not understand this. You must continue your writing. I'm confident, you've a great readers' base already!

  6. drinks vending machi posted 07/20/2011

    I found your article informative which is highly refreshing. Keep up the great work and wonderfull luck!

  7. karate belt display posted 07/21/2011

    Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to assert that I get in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently rapidly.

  8. Digital Marketing Gu posted 07/21/2011

    Awesome subject and accurate writing! In reality I am a professor in Pikalainaa but I am very charmed by this text. While I do not fall in with all you claim.. great job!

  9. cabr waterproof posted 07/22/2011

    I am curious to find out what blog platform you're utilizing? I'm experiencing some minor security problems with my latest website and I would like to find something more risk-free. Do you have any recommendations?

  10. Aplikacje Mobilne posted 07/22/2011

    I think about, that you re not right. I am certain. Write to me in PM, we'll comment on.

  11. nopalea drink posted 07/23/2011

    Very efficiently written information. It will be helpful to anybody who utilizes it, including me. Keep up the good work – i will definitely read more posts.

  12. oman evenements posted 07/31/2011

    Tanner Mays

  13. frankfurt hotel posted 08/01/2011

    Great website…

    […]we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[…]………

  14. Roma niser posted 08/02/2011

    foundfor the most partwillhave the same conceptwith your blog.

  15. Busana Muslim posted 08/05/2011

    Gary,When you posted this, it was the first time I had ever seen your site. I can see why your Alexa ranking is getting better and better!Yall are crazy! Havin fun and saying anything that comes to mind! Especially the towel comment! Had me laughing so hard I had tears coming out of my eyes!!I cant wait to see the videos yall took and I will subscribe to everything you have! Great site!! Glad I found it!! (or you found me!!)

  16. web scribble posted 08/06/2011

    Keep up the excellent piece of work, I read few articles on this web site and I conceive that your web blog is really interesting and holds lots of good information.

  17. advanced excel train posted 08/12/2011

    Hello.This post was really motivating, especially because I was searching for thoughts on this subject yesterday.

  18. stone coasters posted 08/13/2011

    I am glad to be one of many visitants on this great site (:, thanks for putting up.

  19. frankstone graphic d posted 08/15/2011

    As I website owner I think the content material here is rattling good , thanks for your efforts.

  20. Steelers jersey posted 10/18/2011

    Pittsburgh Steelers jerseyYou created some clear points there. I looked online for the topic matter and identified most guys will consent with your website.

  21. Dennis larson posted 10/18/2011

    Dennis larson I’m having a little issue I cant subscribe your feed, I’m using google reader fyi….

    I’m having a little issue I cant subscribe your feed, I’m using google reader fyi….

  22. kralwepper posted 03/21/2012

    tank you

  23. Lee Watson posted 07/09/2012

    Very delicious yummi…. There is very nice and utilitarian information on this website. Actually, I really enjoy reading through on this website, it has got good articles / videos / posts.

  24. juegos posted 10/19/2012


    Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all people you really recognize what you are talking approximately! Bookmarked. Please also discuss with my web site =). We may have a link trade contract among us!…

  25. best e cigarettes posted 10/19/2012

    Healing’s Dragon…

    to uncover troubles to enhance my website!I suppose its okay to make use of some of one’s ideas!!…

  26. wedding dresse posted 11/11/2012

    wedding dress…

    I saw this really good post today….

  27. …Check this out…

    […]I am no longer certain the place you’re getting your information, but great topic.[…]…

  28. virtual private server posted 11/17/2012


    […]Wow, wonderful blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?[…]…

  29. evening dresses posted 11/18/2012

    wedding dresses…

    nice to share this reply’s with you guys…

  30. kizi posted 11/25/2012


    Thanks for the helpful write-up. It is also my opinion that mesothelioma has an really long latency period of time, which means that signs of the disease may well not emerge right up until 30 to 50 years after the original exposure to asbestos fiber. P…

  31. places to visit posted 11/25/2012


    i realy like this posts,thnak you….

  32. namexp posted 01/21/2013

    namexp Youre not the general blog writer, man. You certainly have something important to contribute to the World Wide Web. Such a special blog. I’ll return for more….

    Youre not the general blog writer, man. You certainly have something important to contribute to the World Wide Web. Such a special blog. I’ll return for more….

  33. Helen Matthews posted 02/11/2013

    The Slave of the Husband…

    In search of ahead to learning added from you afterward!……

  34. vodka martini posted 02/13/2013

    Great Content…

    I appreciate you for truly posting this blog article. Seriously appreciate it! Fantastic….

  35. Just Some Thoughts on My Site posted 02/14/2013

    Just Browsing…

    While I was browsing today I noticed a excellent post concerning…

  36. slavage car inspection posted 02/19/2013

    Woman of Alien…

    Ideal work you might have done, this great site is de facto amazing with excellent facts. Time is God’s technique for maintaining all the things from taking place at the same time….

  37. garcinia cambogia 100 posted 02/21/2013


    Write more, interesting…

  38. bursa escort posted 02/26/2013

    Find more there:…

    bursa escort…

  39. buy amoxil 500mg posted 02/26/2013

    buy amoxicillin no prescription no membership…

    […]amoxicillin pregnant[…]…

  40. BUY Fluconazole in Canada posted 02/27/2013

    purchase fluconazole online…

    […]cure yeast infection[…]…

  41. PURCHASE Fluconazole in Canada posted 02/28/2013

    BUY Diflucan in canada WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION…

    […]side effect of yeast infection[…]…

  42. ankara escort posted 03/03/2013

    ankara escort…

    […]I am now not sure where you are getting your info, however good topic.[…]…

  43. dreambox posted 03/08/2013


    […]The entire glance of your site is wonderful, let smartly as the content![…]…

  44. manga2u posted 03/09/2013


    I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it�s rare to see a nice blog like this one nowadays…..

  45. Toasters 220 Volts 50 HZ posted 03/20/2013

    Woman of Alien…

    Great do the job you have got accomplished, this website is de facto amazing with amazing facts. Time is God’s means of retaining every little thing from taking place without delay….

  46. Random chat posted 04/15/2013


    This is really interesting post, You’re a really good blogger. I’ve joined your feed and waiting some more of your interesting posts. And, I have shared your site in my FB account! If you want to chat about it more, you can almost anytime find me at …

  47. ofis kirtasiye posted 04/25/2013

    first technique website…

    An event you’d Today we’ve recognized is a popular fact just the summer season, less-than-perfect credit may function as the reaction child situation over in conjunction with above all the real guidance. One just to illustrate is could very well real…

  48. Google posted 04/28/2013


    just beneath, are various absolutely not related web pages to ours, even so, they may be certainly worth going over…

  49. Aquaphor posted 05/04/2013

    fantastic submit…

    Boggl, superb website framework! The best approach lengthy associated as well as had broken upwards blogging along with site-building to obtain? you actually made blogging along with site-building along along along along with site-building look simple….

  50. Buy Facebook Home Likes posted 05/04/2013

    Buy Facebook Home Likes…

    […]we came across a cool website that you simply could get pleasure from. Take a search in case you want[…]…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.