If you have kids and you do lots of kid-oriented events, you don't have to go looking for hot dogs, because they find you the same way that pizza does. They're the kid-friendly choice at sporting events, festivals, cookouts, and they're on every menu.
Given the number of hot-dog serving venues and quick hot-dog meals in our family life, it's fairly unusual that I ordered a hot dog at BBQ Drifters, the motorcycle-lovin' eatery opened just a couple of weeks ago just behind Batter'd & Fried on Woodland Street at Five Points and operated by the same fine folks.
Our party of kids-n-adults got the shoulder sandwich (good), sausage sandwich (sausage, gooooood) and the nachos of shredded smoked chicken (massive serving, and what's not to like?). All good choices, but for me, the menu listing for hand-dipped corn dogs -- who hand dips corn dogs these days? -- was too irresistible.
The crisp, tangy buttermilk crust is nicely sharp against the rich meat of the hot dog, and it seems a shame that more people don't dip corn dogs by hand. Plus, the order has two of 'em -- that's one to eat and one to share!