DON'T... put hotdog toppings between the hot dog and the bun. always 'dress the dog", not the bun. condiments should be applied in the following order: wet condiments like mustard and chili are applied first, followed by chunky condiments like relish, onions and sauerkraut, follow by shredded cheese, followed by spices, like celery salt or pepper
DON'T... use a cloth napkin to wipe your mouth when eating a hot dog. paper is always preferable.
DO... eat hot dogs on buns with your hands. utensils should not touch hot dogs on buns.
DO... use paper plates to serve hot dogs. everyday dishes are acceptable; china is a no-no.
DON'T... take more than five bites to finish a hot dog. for foot-long wiener, even bites are acceptable.
DON'T... use ketchup on your hot dog after the age of 18. mustard, relish, onions, cheese and chili are acceptable.
DON'T... send a thank you note following a hot dog barbecue. it would not be in keeping with the unpretentious nature of hot dogs.
DON'T... bring wine to a hot dog barbecue. beer, soda, lemonade and iced tea are preferable.
DON'T... ever think there is a wrong time to serve hot dogs.
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