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Credit: Courtesy of Mara Dillinger

How a hot dog with cream cheese became part of Seattle's food legacy

Seattle’s foodie reputation wasn’t exactly built on hot dogs. And yet, we still have our own spin – the Seattle dog. It’s a hot dog with grilled onions and cream cheese.


Seattle has a reputation for amazing food. We have too many renowned chefs and restaurants to name. Our salmon and oysters are shipped all over the world. And people take vacations here just to eat. Listener Mara Dillinger asked a question about a Seattle culinary offering that's probably less famous, and is almost certainly less expensive: the Seattle dog.

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