Fenway Franks are the stuff of legend and we've been known to wrangle Red Sox tickets just to enjoy a beer and hot dog inside the legendary ballpark. Here are the 10 most interesting hot dogs in Boston, just in case you can't get into Fenway Park for the home opener on April 11.
Hot dogs at Bukowski Tavern may technically support the Chicago Cubs, but that doesn’t mean Bostonians can’t enjoy them for game day. The Chicago dog here is served with relish, mustard, tomato, and pickles on a poppy seed bun and comes with a choice of fries, tots, salad, or vegetables on the side. 1281 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-497-7077
At The Painted Burro, the unique all-beef pearl hot dog with cabbage and jalapeño slaw, chicharron, chipotle ketchup, and agave mustard is served on a grilled roll with a side of pork charro beans and pickled vegetable salad. 219 Elm St., Somerville, 617-776-0005
At Bar Boulud, Red Sox fans can tuck into a homemade, handcrafted hot dog, served on a freshly baked brioche bun with spicy Dijonnaise, frisée, and a side of French fries. Order the frankfurter on the Sox home opener, and $5 of every DB Dog sold will be donated to support cancer care, research, and early detection. 776 Bolyston St., 617-535-8800
Brass Union's upgraded hot dog comprises pickled red cabbage and mustard. As a fun added bonus, Brass Union is giving customers a chance to win an autographed baseball from David Ortiz through the month of April. 70 Union Sq., Somerville, 617-623-9211
Fill up with this delicious, quarter-pound hot dog served with bacon, Tasty Burger chili, scallions, and cheese sauce to satisfy all your game-time cravings. Best part? They have a location close to Fenway Park. 1301 Bolyston St., 617-425-4444