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Let's be frank: Gourmet hot dogs around Atlanta

Today's hot dogs have gone from classic to couture.  Whether wrapped in a waffle, topped with coleslaw and pimento cheese or served with pepper jelly, each flavorful frank takes a twist on an American favorite. At the five restaurants listed below, hot dogs are served haute.

The Painted Pin: Their tag line is “Come Play,” but this boutique bowling alley’s signature waffle dog, an update on the classic corn dog, beckons hot dog fans to come eat. This version features a petite beef frank wrapped in malted waffle batter and served with sweet soy aioli.

D.B.A. Barbecue: Go here hungry. Nestled in between a poppy seed bun, their signature hot dog is practically a complete meal since it’s topped with coleslaw, pimento cheese, fried onions and two strips of bacon.

The Family Dog: Located in Morningside, this cozy eatery from Chef Ron Eyester pairs an “everything” bun with a Nathan’s hot dog and serves it with sauerkraut and spicy mustard. The bun is made across the street at Ron’s other restaurant, Timone’s, using the same dough as an everything bagel.

Photo credit: The Painted Pin

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Southbound: “Sinful and delish.” That’s how Amanda Averill, Southbound's manager, describes the house-made, battered, fried, gluten-free cheddarwurst corn dog at this Chamblee restaurant. It’s also served with mustard and pepper jelly.

Ration & Dram: Vegetarians can enjoy their house-made seitan hot dog, braised in beer, and served with whole grain mustard and a sweet corn relish on an H&F Bread Co. hot dog bun.

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