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Dallas eats a lot of hot dogs and now it has one that represents the city

Only two American cities consume more hot dogs than Dallas.

DALLAS — Almost anyone with an appetite knows Texas is famous for its barbecue and tacos.

But hot dogs? Yep, it’s true.

According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, only New York and Los Angeles eat more hot dogs than Dallas.

The only difference between those top three cities?

“DFW really doesn’t have a regional hot dog,” said attorney Paul Belew.

Belew is friends with Matthew Toback, an attorney and foodie who started the food truck Cowtown Dogs in Dallas.

Toback realized there wasn’t a regional hot dog that represented Dallas, so he set out to change that.

He created the Texas Style Dog. It’s an all-beef hot dog with marinated jalapenos, Dublin marinated onions and chili on a brioche bun.

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Belew said a lot of research went in to making the Texas Style Dog.

“Matthew’s been working on this for about three years,” Belew said.

That’s why they believe they’ve got the best hot dogs money can buy.

They say Dallas is a hot dog city and now it has a signature dog to back it up.

“I hope when people think of that they look and see the yellow hot dog logo, Mr. Happy Hot Dog,” Belew said.

The Cowtown Dogs truck is parked daily near the Frank Crowley Courts building in Dallas.

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