When it comes to classic American summertime eats, there’s no doubt about it—frankfurters rule. And sunny July is all about the red hots. These funky Las Vegas Valley wieners go way beyond plain ol’ ketchup and mustard.
The Great Cornholio at the Steamie Weenie
Step into the colorful Henderson spot for this edible nod to MTV’s Beavis and Butt-Head. It’s a bacon-wrapped Nathan’s Famous all-beef Coney slathered with cheesy creamed corn and sprinkled with crispy bacon bits and … Cap’n Crunch breakfast cereal. Why? Why not? Customize your cartoon- inspired muncher with Steamie Weenie’s selection of toppings. Add a side of crinkle-cut fries with watermelon barbecue sauce for dipping and wash everything down with a vintage Cheerwine or Frostie Blue Cream Soda. $6, 1500 N. Green Valley Parkway #130, 702-333-1383.
The Longanisa Bahn Mi at Sausagefest
Venture to Commercial Center for this savory lollapalooza: a Filipino-style pork link with all the fixings you’d find in a Vietnamese sandwich—pickled carrots and daikon radish; fresh cucumber, jalapeño and cilantro; chili paste and mayo. It’s basically a Southeast Asian salad in a bun. To drink? Craft brews are all the rage at Sausagefest. There’s also plenty of blush-hued wine available if #roseallday is how you roll, dawg. $9.95, 953 E. Sahara Ave. #E8, 702-382-3379.
The Mutt Dog at Dirt Dog
Can’t decide between the Red Dog and the Green Dog at this lively Southwest establishment? Stop chasing your tail and go with the Mutt. It’s a bacon-wrapped Nathan’s wiener in a brioche, honey-wheat or lobster roll-style bun served with a heaping helping of “red” chili sauce and chipotle aioli mixed with “green” chimichurri and guacamole. Pair Dirt Dog’s double-pedigreed griddler with a Dirty Esquite—a cup of Mexican-style off-the-cob corn kernels with citrus-infused mayonnaise, cotija cheese, bacon crumbles, cilantro, chili powder and fresh lime. Make it a complete treat with sips of refreshing pineapple or hibiscus agua fresca. $6.25, 8390 S. Rainbow Blvd. #100, 702-550-4682.