Clockwise from top left: Damn Delicious, That's So Michelle, Nibble Me This
| May 23, 2014

People often say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but those idiots never saw the fantastic frankfurters grilled up by our favorite food bloggers.

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Now that Memorial Day is finally upon us, it's the perfect time to get saucy with the sausages — and that means trying a new, altogether different recipe for a hot dog. What would you say to a Hawaiian-inspired dog, with pineapple or bacon? Or a hot dog taco with slaw and guac? Or how about a perros caliente Colombiano topped with crushed potato chips?

Whatever you do, just don't settle for the same-old same-old. Instead, make your Memorial Day cookout that much more memorable with one of these inventive ideas:

Nibble Me This
Tennessee Smoky Hot Dogs

Chris at Nibble Me This spices up his Tennessee Smoky Dog with his signature smoky coleslaw, made with char-grilled cabbage. Buttery onions, BBQ rub and chili con carne finish off this savory recipe, which you can find right here.

A Nutritionist Eats
Bánh Mì Hot Dogs

Inspired by the traditional Vietnamese bánh mì sandwich, Emily at A Nutritionist Eats devised this fresh, flavorful take on a frankfurter. Her recipe incorporates spicy Sriracha mayonnaise, crunchy julienned veggies and chopped cilantro atop a freshly toasted baguette.

Food Woolf
Guatemalan Hot Dog Tacos

Known as mixtas, these frankfurter-filled tortillas are often eaten as a street food in Guatemala — but you don't have to travel all the way to Central America for a taste. Brooke at Food Woolf shares her family's authentic recipe here, along with Guatemalan-style slaw and guacamole.

That's So Michelle
Hawaiian Hot Dogs

If pork and pineapple taste good on a Hawaiian pizza, they've gotta taste great on a grilled hot dog, too. Michelle from That's So Michelle tops her Hawaiian hot dogs with crispy bacon, pineapple chunks, chopped chives and a smear of hoisin sauce. Check out her recipe here.

Damn Delicious
Sonoran Hot Dogs

Originating in Sonora, Mexico, Sonoran-style hot dogs have become a favorite north of the border in Arizona. And because they're damn delicious, Damn Delicious food blogger Chung-Ah created her own loaded recipe, featuring a bacon-wrapped hot dog topped with beans, avocado pico de gallo and a generous drizzle of mayo.

My Colombian Recipes
Colombian Hot Dogs

Frequently sold on the streets of Medellin, these Colombian-style hot dogs (or perros caliente Colombiano) are topped with slaw, pineapple sauce and crushed potato chips. They're a favorite of Medellin native Erica, who shares her personal recipe (and the secret to her pineapple sauce) at My Colombian Recipes.

Simply Scratch
Detroit-Style Coney Dogs

Like your dogs with an extra serving of meat? Eat 'em like they do in Michigan, where Laurie at Simply Scratch recreated one of her local favorites: a Detroit-style Coney dog. Get the recipe for these dogs here, along with the steps for making her essential no-bean-all-meat chili.

Simple Comfort Food
The Milwaukee Dog

Ever try a Chicago-style hot dog? How about this Milwaukee dog? Wisconsin food blogger Dax Phillips of Simple Comfort Food put his local spin on the Windy City's signature dog by adding thick slivers of cheddar cheese. Check out the rest of the ingredients here.