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“The WV Hot Dogs Slaw Mapping Project” – The WV Hot Dog Blog

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“While the vast majority of West Virginians prefer hot dogs topped with coleslaw, it is not a standard topping at hot dog joints (HDJs) everywhere in West Virginia. The food culture of our state is diverse and influenced by many factors such as predominate ethnicities and a melding with cultures of surrounding states. This mapping project attempts to document this diversity. “All of the counties shaded in light green have been verified to have HDJs that include slaw as a topping on a hot dog with “everything”. Yellow indicates counties where HDJs usually offer slaw. In orange counties you can usually get slaw, but some HDJs may not offer it. Orange indicates counties where slaw is almost never available in mainstream HDJs. Finally, in those counties shaded red, slaw is unheard of.” “What Is A West Virginia Hot Dog? A true West Virginia hot dog is a heavenly creation that begins with a wiener on a soft steamed bun. Add mustard, a chili-like sauce and top it off with coleslaw and chopped onionsĀ  and you have a symphony of taste that quite possibly is the reason that many transplanted West Virginians can never really be happy living anywhere else. Different parts of West Virginia have variations on the theme but the common elements are sweet, creamy coleslaw and chili. Anything else is just not a true West Virginia hot dog!”

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Explore “The West Virginia Hot Dog Blog” Website–“A place to discuss the uniquely delectable gift from heaven known as the West Virginia Hot Dog.”

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