There's nothing more American than a hot dog, except, of course, letting the NSA know exactly where you're eating it and with whom and if you prefer ketchup or mustard. Wrong answer, terrorist: real Americans use both! So in honor of both America and the NSA (hi guys!), Thrillist has tapped some of the nation's top chefs to design the most patriotic sausages ever to grace a bun, and we're asking readers to exercise their inalienable voting rights to help decide the ultimate red, white, and blue dog. Get your vote on here, but first, check this baby out:
Standing proudly in Austin's corner is Brian Malarkey -- judge of ABC's The Taste, former Top Cheftestant, and head honcho behind the newly opened Searsucker -- who's dreamed up a bigger-is-better, wayyyy-over-the-top, All-American surf-and-turf flavor firecracker.