Enjoy all-American hot dogs for 4th of July in Vegas

The 4th of July holiday is all about celebrating America with family and friends and there’s nothing more all-American than having a barbecue. One of America’s favorite foods to grill on the 4th is hot dogs. If you’re visiting Las Vegas this holiday weekend you probably won’t have access to a barbecue, but don’t worry — you can still get a great hot dog at many places around town. Here are some of our favorites:

Pink’s at Planet Hollywood: This famous hot dog stand has been a staple in Hollywood since 1939 and Las Vegas visitors can enjoy the classic hot dogs at Planet Hollywood. Pink’s serves a huge variety of dogs including chili dogs, the Guadalajara Dog with relish, onions, tomatoes and sour cream, a Chicago Polish dog, the coleslaw dog, and the New York dog with sweet and saucy onions. The options are endless. You’ll also find celebrity dogs like the Emeril Lagasse Bam, made with mustard, onions, cheese, jalapenos, bacon and coleslaw.

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Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood:  This might be a burger restaurant, but you can also find a great hot dog here. Devil Dawgs are all natural beef dogs simmered in Ramsay’s Hellfire sauce and grilled over apple and alder wood. Choices include the Standard Dawg with mustard, ketchup, pickle and onion or the Fresh Roasted Chili Dog with roasted pepper, jalapenos, cheddar, avocado, red onion and chipotle ketchup.

Haute Doggery at The Linq: Haute Doggery is a new take on the American hot dog stand. The 1,000-square-foot Las Vegas restaurant at The Linq offers “Retro Dogs” from around the country as well as “Haute Specialties.” Enjoy hot dogs such as The Gold Standard, featuring smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, tomato confit, baby arugula and garlic-chive aioli, and the Billionaire Dog, complete with a Kobe beef frank, foie gras torchon, port onion marmalade and truffle mayo. Top off your meal with freshly made fries and onion rings.

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Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace: You can find tasty hot dogs  — both regular sized and foot long if you’re really hungry —  at Serendipity 3. Try the LV Dog with nacho cheese and jalapenos or a chili and cheese dog.

Country Club at Wynn: Country Club has a tasty hot dog on their menu. Enjoy a grilled Wagyu beef dog with sauerkraut, housemade spicy pepper relish, Creole mustard, onions and peppers. As a bonus, you can take in the beautiful views of the 18th hole at the Wynn golf course while you’re dining.

Holstein’s at The Cosmopolitan: For a hot dog appetizer, head to Holstein’s for their mini Chicago dogs, made with the traditional poppy seed bun, peppers, tomato, mustard, relish and celery salt.

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Coronary Dog at Heart Attack Grill on Fremont St.: The Heart Attack Grill is known for its over-the-top large portions and high-calorie food. If you want to indulge in a hearty hot dog, they offer one topped with chili, cheese and onions. Bacon is optional.

American Coney Island at the DAmerican Coney Island has been a favorite with Detroiters for nearly a century. The restaurant serves specially seasoned Dearborn Sausage brand hot dogs in a natural casing and the Keros family secret recipe chili sauce.  The dogs are also topped with fine mustard and sweet chopped onions and served in a warm steamed bun.

Burger Brasserie at Paris: This burger restaurant offers a couple of different hot dog choices. Try the house made cheddar dog with fried cheese curds, cheddar spread and spiced ketchup or the Windy Dog, with roasted sport pepper relish, heirloom cherry tomatoes and a potato bun. There’s also a pastrami dog with peppered Sabrett, sauerkraut and special sauce on a rye dog bun.

I Love Burgers at Palazzo: This burger restaurant serves hot dog options that are worth checking out. The Chicago Dog is an all-beef hot dog topped with mustard, sweet green relish, pickle, tomato, onions and sport peppers on a poppy seed bun. For something with a bit of a kick, try the Spicy BLT Dog – an all-beef hot dog with Sriracha mayo, bacon, lettuce, tomato and cherry peppers.

Sonoran Dog at Tacos & Tequila

Tacos and Tequila at Luxor: This Mexican restaurant serves a hot dog with south-of-the-border flavor. The Sonoran Hot Dog is wrapped with smoked bacon and is topped with jalapeño aioli, whole pinto beans, caramelized onions, pickled jalapeños, pico de gallo and mustard, served on a freshly baked Bolillo roll.

The Wiener’s Circle at Red Rock Resort: Chicago’s famed hot dog stand, The Wiener’s Circle recently opened at Red Rock Resort. Enjoy a signature Chicago-style char-grilled hot dog, fresh-cut fries, milkshakes and some only-in-Vegas items like an Adult Happy Meal with a cheddar dog, fries and Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.



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