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The Fourth of July cookout is the ideal time to dress up the all-American hotdog with extras like sport peppers, beer-steeped sauerkraut, coleslaw and macaroni and cheese. Chris Franz / The Forum

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The Fourth of July is the ideal time for puttin' on the dog.

This most American of holidays isn't the time to skimp on the most American of foods. It's estimated that on Independence Day alone, Americans will gobble down more than 150 million hot dogs, according to the Philadelphia-based frank and sausage company, Dietz & Watson.


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