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Give your hot dog a Seattle twist. (Photo: Russell van Kraayenburg.)

Give your tubesteak a little flair…or a ton, with food writer Russell van Kraayenburg’s ultimate hot dog book, Haute Dogs. Wherever you hail from, there’s a hot dog that speaks to you. Not literally, that would be terrible. But believe us, these franks have some serious soul. You may not be familiar with the Seattle Dog. Let us introduce you.

This strange Seattle creation likely came to be in the 1980’s or 90’s when modern variations and the idea of haute dogs began influencing recipes. Not only are these dogs almost impossible to find outside of Seattle, they can be tricky to find within Seattle as well. That hasn’t stopped this deliciously spicy and creamy dog from collecting a cult following. Loaded with veggies, jalapeños, sriracha and cream cheese, these dogs are all about thinking outside of the bun.

Reprinted with permission from Haute Dogs