America has long been called the “melting pot.” It's a nation where immigrants brought their cultures and blended them to create a uniquely American culture. Speaking of blending, hot dogs are a great case in point. Sausage makers from Vienna, Austria (where the term “wiener” originates) and Frankfurt, Germany (where the name “frankfurter” was created) are credited with bringing their unique concoctions to the United States. But it was the Americans who popularized the hot dog on a bun and it was local cities and regions that created their own personal “dogs” featuring unique toppings - like the Chicago Dog, the Kansas City Dog, and the Corn Dog. As part of this month's Overlooked Holiday, we've worked like dogs to capture the true visual essence of this piece of Americana!