At Pit Stop Smokehouse, yes we are known for our delicious, smokin’ good BBQ, but we love our hot dogs too!
We have some hot dog etiquette fun for you this month!
- Serve plain, poppy or wheat buns with hot dogs. Any other type of bun or using bread is a no-no!
- Eat hot dogs on a bun with your hands!
- Condiments remaining on the fingers after eating a hot dog are game for licking!
- Use multi-colored toothpicks to serve cocktail wieners. Cocktail forks are in poor taste!
- Don’t microwave a hot dog – they often explode.
- Use a cloth a napkin to wipe your mouth. Paper is preferable!
- Take more than 5 bites to finish a hot dog.
- Put toppings on the top of the bun
- Use Ketchup on your hot dog after the age of 18. Mustard, relish, onions, cheese and chili are acceptable.
- Leave bits of your bun on the plate – eat it all!
If you’re cooking hot dogs at home here are some safety tips!
- Although hot dogs are fully cooked, you should reheat them and make sure they are steamy hot throughout.
- When you leave the grocery store with hot dogs, head straight home and refrigerate or freeze them immediately.
- If there is no product date, hot dogs can be safely stored in the unopened package for two weeks in the refrigerator; once opened, only one week.
- Freeze hot dogs no longer than one or two months.
- Never leave hot dogs at room temperature for more than two hours. In the hot summer months, when the temperature goes above 90 degrees, no more than one hour.