Given that July is National Hot Dog Month, we thought it would be appropriate to celebrate the region's doggy diversity.
  1. Paul's Place Famous Hot Dogs
    Perhaps best know for its distinctive relish reminiscent of chili — owners say the recipe harkens back to wartime beef rationing — this Pender County institution has been in business since 1928. Details: 11725 U.S. 117 South, Rocky Point. 910-675-2345.
  2. Trolly Stop
    day at the beach without a nosh at this local favorite. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the Wrightsville Beach bastion has since expanded into four additional locations, but the original is still our favorite. Details: 94 South Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach. 910-256-3421 or
  3. Concession stands everywhere
    Is there really another reason to endure the blazing sun at your local ball park? Details: We’re big fast of the Winter Park Optimist Club’s weenies at Hugh MacRae Park, 1799 S. College Road, Wilmington.
  4. Bob's Dogs
    A Brunswick County favorite since opening in 2010, this weenie roaster features a menu of burgers, salads and sandwiches, but we prefer to stick to the store’s signature dish. Details: 8903 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island. 910-278-3456 or
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