After the Seasonal Science Stream, colleagues Erica and Mark were heading out to two different hot dog joints for “the best local dogs around.” This is an outing made for me, so I asked if I could tag along. A few years ago, another hot dog lover/colleague (Hardin) and I did this in Detroit, but there was not a clear winner. In the Mebane/Efland, NC competition, the Ice Chest beat out Missy’s due to slaw flavoring. The Ice Chest had a creamier slaw; Missy’s was a little less creamy and more vinegary. Here we are at the Ice Chest. It took the person several tries to get our picture. She may not have been good with a smart phone, but she made one yummy hotdog!