Food - Drink
What Makes West Virginia-Style Hot Dogs So Unique?
You will not hear many people list West Virginia as their favorite state for a hot dog. However, just like many other states add their own twist to this classic meal, the way West Virginia leaves their mark is surely something to take notice of.
It's all about the contrast of flavors and textures in the toppings of a West Virginia-style hot dog. One of the key elements of this delicacy is chili, which is prepared solely of ground beef, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, and chili powder and contains no beans or vegetables.
The chili is topped with coleslaw, which is normally made with mayo, but in Marmet, West Virginia, "yellow slaw" is made with mustard, sugar, and apple cider vinegar. Afterward, they drizzle more yellow mustard over it and, if desired, some chopped onions to finish.