I used to just get Oscar Myer dogs for the longest time, then on a whim tried Nathan’s and I’m never going back. I’ve had Hebrew National at a cart before and liked it, but was never that impressed. I’d like to try a Sabrett someday as I’ve heard those are popular at carts in NYC. I’d also try the Boar’s Head, but if they only do all-beef I’d pass, something about all beef dogs doesn’t taste right to me.
I usually only have kraut when I’m eating a brat or something similar, and then with spicy mustard. If it’s just gonna be a dog I always top it with yellow mustard, chopped onions, and hot dog relish.
I know this is going to sound really disgusting, but when my Dad was on a low carb diet when I was a kid, he fed us hot dogs with cottage cheese. I only looked at it funny for a second, and when I tried it I really liked it. I still eat that on occasion to this day. If you ever end up with both of those in your fridge at the same time, give it a shot.