By Josh Resnek

The summer may be coming to an end, but grilling season remains for another two months.

This allows for many a barbecue to come – and if there is a barbecue, then there are hot dogs on it being grilled. Screen Shot 2018-08-22 at 6.46.20 PM.png

I am a hot dog aficionado. Have been all my life.

This implies a few things, and only hot dog lovers can appreciate this.

Hot dog lovers are disappointed whenever we try a hot dog.

The ultimate hot dog pops with every bite or it simply isn’t the ultimate hot dog.

The ultimate dog has a taste which is sweet and not overpowering.

It must taste of beef and it must have a texture which allows for a bite to be chewed fully before swallowing. In other words, hot dogs can’t be pasty or without texture – and many commercial dogs are nothing more than swill beef and pork ground up, spit out, put into a casing, refrigerated and sent off to the market.

I have always been a great fan of Kayem hot dogs. They are made right in Chelsea.

I am also a great fan of Kayem’s owners, who have been friends for a lifetime.

Their product, the natural casing, Old Tyme Beef and Pork Frankfurter with premium cuts of beef and pork, no b y-products, no fillers and no artificial flavors, is, arguably, the

best dog for its price and weight on the market today.

The taste is mild and full of avor, the dog pops like no other and priced at $5.29 for six dogs – well, it doesn’t get much better than this for a treat.

I have a Webber Grill, which barbecues like no other.

Turn on the grill. Let it get as hot as it can.

Toss an Old Tyme dog on. Four minutes on one side, five minutes on the other. Voila, an incredible hot dog treat about to happen.

I use Heinz relish. It is pretty terrible, filled with artificial flavorings and colorings, but at least it is a relish, and no dog should be eaten without a dash of relish.

I also use Zabar’s New York City yellow mustard, perhaps the nest hot dog mustard of its kind in the world and an absolute delight with the Old Tyme dog.

Mind you, those of you guffawing at my effrontery about telling you what hot dog is the best.

I know. Its subjective.

This is not a comparison of an all beef Pearl Dog with the Kayem product. Nor is it a comparison with perhaps 25 other labels who manufacture a great hot dog product.

You want a popper like no other on the market right now?

Grill up a Kayem Old Tyme Beef and Pork.

There is nothing quite like it on the market today.


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