What's more American than a hot dog? And seeing as the 4th of July holiday is nearly here, a new survey of Minnesotans found the best hot dog here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

So where, exactly, is the Best Hot Dog in Minnesota? There are a lot of national surveys out there that'll try to tell you-- without ever having stepped foot in Minnesota, mind you. But according to this WCCO-TV story, their viewer's choice for the best hot dog here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes hails from the tiny town of Leota, and can be found at the V&M Grocery and Locker.

(In case  you're curious, Leota is a little over 200 miles west of Rochester, located just northwest of Worthington.)

The story says V&M is a family-owned shop that produces your usual meat items, like ring balogna, summer sausage, jerky and dried beef. But their hot dogs are their special item.

And, they're not saying what's in the recipe that makes them so good, either.I've not had a hot dog from V&M, but I've gotta say, I'm curious about what their secret is that makes them so good!

Meanwhile, though, if you don't want to travel 200 miles just to get the Best Hot Dog in Minnesota, a trip to Twin Cities can get you the second-best dog. Coming in at number-two according to their poll, was Natedogs, the food truck and catering company based in Minneapolis.

So, where's you favorite place to get a hot dog here in Minnesota?

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