The Fourth of July is this week, which means two things: 1) it's time to make fun of John Adams again for declaring July 2nd would be "the most memorable epoch in the history of America", since that was the day the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress (wrong AGAIN, John!!), and 2) it's time to eat some hot dogs. But since we here at Thrillist don't just eat any old hot dogs, we've corralled some of the country's top toques to go a little crazy and make the most patriotic hot dogs on Earth, and we're asking you, dear reader, to vote for who's got the best wiener.
We tapped Brian Luscher to rep Big D: chef/owner of Lower Greenville staple The Grape, proud papa of Luscher's Red Hots, and big believer that "A hot dog should always be a hot dog." With that in mind, he went full Texan on us, and delivered a larger-than-life take on the chili dog.