Thousands of Americans will be putting chairs in the backyard and firing up the grill for Memorial Day weekend.
Plumes of savory smoke will surely dot the nation — and many will be heading to a warehouse store like Costco to buy barbecue and party supplies in bulk beforehand.
Racks of ribs and five-pound packs of hot dogs will be flying off the shelves in a celebratory bulk-buying frenzy.
Yet so many shopping for dogs to grill themselves will breeze right past perhaps the best hot dogs in the country: Costco’s.
I’m no hot-dog connoisseur, but of all I’ve tried in my life thus far, Costco’s is the best yet.
How is the nation’s best hot dog from such a bare-bones place as the Costco cafeteria?
First of all, it’s a great value. You can order a hot dog and a drink for $1.50 — that’s it. And considering how large the hot dog is, it’s definitely an outrageous deal.
But a deal alone isn’t enough to sway most. The expectations are understandably low for a Costco meal. But on that first bite, it’s abundantly clear that this is no run-of-the-mill hot dog.
The dog is…