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(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) World Dog owner Joe Ballato makes the 'Malibu' with a veggie dog, crisp sprouts, roma tomato, avocado and red wine vinaigrette at the Utah Arts Festival Thursday June 20, 2013.
Wasatch Front is going to the (hot) dogs

Where to go? » At a cart or behind a counter, here’s where to find a frankfurter.

By Billy yang

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Jul 02 2013 07:27 am • Last Updated Jul 03 2013 02:15 pm

What’s more American on the Fourth of July than a perfectly grilled hot dog with just the right fixings?

How about a perfectly grilled hot dog with all the right fixings that you don’t have to grill yourself in 100-degree-plus weather?

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Plenty of places along the Wasatch Front brag about their dogs. Here are a few to try. » C2

City Dogs

300 S. 200 East, Salt Lake City; 801-755-5458

Why them? » Owned by Dave and Breanna Escobar, this hotdog stand specializes in vegetarian and vegan dogs. The signature dog is topped with diced tomatoes, pickled asparagus, sports peppers, onions and celery salt.

Price » $2.50 to $6.

World Dog

2200 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City; 801-831-2078

Why them? » Owned and operated by Joe Ballato, a former sous-chef at The Grande America Hotel, the flavors on World Dog’s menu span the globe. One of the most popular options is The Greek, a custom-made sausage by Colosimo’s with Roma tomatoes, Kalamata olives, tzatziki and feta.

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Price » $3-$5

Good Dog Gourmet Hot Dog Emporium

30 E. Broadway, Salt Lake City; 801-364-4217

Why them? » The SLC dog at this new downtown hotdog joint is covered with potato salad, dill pickles, bacon, green onion and crushed potato chips.

Price » $2.78-$5.25

That’s My Dogg

200 S. State St., Salt Lake City; (801) 898-3700

Why them? » Juan Chavez’s latest creation is called the Monkey Dog, a hotdog with bacon and eggs rolled in a pancake then topped with maple syrup. But his hottest selling dog is his chorizo dog, basically chorizo and eggs and a hotdog all stuffed in a bun and topped with a chipotle mayonaise flavored with raspberry and jalapeno.

Price » $3-$6


Main Street between 200 South and 300 South, Salt Lake City

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