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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 19: Hot dogs are on ready to be eaten during the American Meat Institute's annual Hot Dog Lunch in the Rayburn courtyard on July 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. The hot dog lunch held during National Hot Dog month has been celebrated for decades in Washington, more than 1,000 lawmakers, Administration officials and Capitol Hill staff enjoy the hot dogs. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

I love a messy hot dog to kick off the summer.  Before my wife and I had a grill, we used a small square pan that had a cast-iron press to cook our hot dogs on.  We’d then put them in buns and load them up with toppings, slide them in the oven for about 5 minutes which help them set-up perfectly, and enjoy the best hot dogs ever in our opinion.  Since we have a backyard now we can actually grill hot dogs.  I love the sides that come with barbeques also.  If you’re not eating off of two paper plates for stability, you’re doing it wrong.  According to YouGov, these are the top foods we want to see at a Memorial Day Barbeque.

Patriotic Picnic with burgers, french fries and snacks, Summer USA picnic and bbq concept, Old wooden background

Main Dishes

  1. Burgers
  2. Hot dogs
  3. Ribs
  4. Sausages or brats
  5. Wings
  6. Pulled Pork
  7. Brisket

Side Dishes

  1. Potato salad
  2. Corn on the cob
  3. Baked beans
  4. Watermelon
  5. Chips
  6. Coleslaw
  7. Mac-and-cheese

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Side note, 2% of people don’t like sides.  I’ll eat their potato salad this weekend.