Happy National Chili Dog day!  Every year on the last Thursday of July hot dog lovers like myself add chili on top in honor of today.  Ever since I was a kid I have come to enjoy a chili dog and it’s my 2nd favorite hot dog next to the Chicago dog (Yeah I’m biased).

From the website days of the year the Chili Dog goes back to different regions and there is even the Texas Dog .  The "Texas" reference is to the chili sauce used on the dogs, which actually has a stronger Greek cuisine influence due to the ethnicity of the cooks who invented it. It is considered a unique regional hot dog style.

How do you observe National Chili Dog Day?  Gather up your friends or family and treat yourself to a Chili Dog or you can make them at home.  Don't forget to use the hashtag #NationalChiliDogDay