As unlikely as it may seem, there are some among us who want to redesign hot dogs so they won’t be shaped like, well, like hot dogs. If they have their way, tube steaks would no longer be tubular. The very idea seems kind of un-American. The hot dog is one of our favorite foods, served at backyard barbecues and baseball parks, purchased on urban street corners from vendors, and burned to a crisp over campfires nationwide.
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