Here in the midst of the heat and humidity of July, the pale purple cone flowers have just finished blooming. The heat is oppressive during the daytime, but it’s a relief when the sun sets. At dusk the lightning bugs appear like magic, flickering like star dust above the grasses of the landscape. It’s a magical time on the prairie here at Willis Dream Farm. The land is alive with action and the air is filled with a symphony of insects.
Americans love hot dogs. So much so, July has been declared National Hot Dog Month.
We consume nearly 7 billion hot dogs, or 818 hot dogs every second, between Memorial Day and Labor Day alone. They’re topped with everything from ketchup and mustard to more exotic ingredients like Siracha and Sweet Onion Aioli. Hot dogs grace the tables of backyard barbecues and family gatherings across the country, regardless of the season.
But how often do people think outside the bun? Yes, everyone loves a classic hot dog, but there are so many more ways to enjoy this American favorite. We found these five creative yet simple hot dog recipes for the next time you bring out some juicy Fearless Franks.
There are so many great restaurants in Ausin, TX, it’s hard to put all our favorites in one blog post! This second installment in our Eating in Austin series completes our list of the top restaurants in the city.
All of these restaurants follow some or all of the following criteria:
- Are small or locally-owned
- Serve up sustainable meat and produce
- Offer a creative menu
From pork belly sushi to cheeseburgers and short ribs, this two-part food adventure series is the perfect guide to eating in Austin!