It’s “hot dog week” for me, here in the middle of “National Hot Dog Month,” and in advance of “National Hot Dog Day.”
Well, I don’t need an official designation to celebrate hot dogs, I love them and they are a part of my regular “diet.”
I’m especially fond of natural casing dogs, unfortunately, most of America isn’t, NC’s make up less than five percent of the hot dogs sold in the country.
Especially an all beef dog, with minimal additives and preservatives, that’s the ticket.
Today I’m having Boar’s Head weenies, a company that started in the early 1900s in Brooklyn, and is now a national manufacturer and distributor of real size, sell sausages, deli meat, cheese, and condiments.
The Boar’s Head dog ingredient list is short: beef, water, paprika, salts, flavorings in a sheep casing. Perfect.
Around here, they are about $7.50 a pound, or a buck a dog, and that seems to be the price point for most quality NC dogs.
Boar’s Head I can depend on and purchase almost anywhere in the country. When I’m in the Midwest, I like one from a brand called “Old Wisconsin,” and of course, the legendary Chicago manufacturer, Vienna Beef.
Have a dog or ten to celebrate the month and grillin’ season! Boar’s Head are manufactured in their plant at Jarratt, VA, USDA establishment number M12612, pictured below. Jarratt is on I-95, about 40 miles south of Richmond.
Boars Head Hot Dogs Review