Do New Yorkers Think Hot dogs Are Tacos?
Sometimes when you have extra time on your hands and a couple of cold ones in your system you sit down to have a real deep thought conversation about life and what it really means.
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Other times you and your buddies discuss if hot dogs are really just American-style tacos.
My friends and I recently had a discussion and while most of them didn't think hot dogs were tacos, I found some info to defend my side from the Washington Post.
According to The Washington Post, Hot Dogs are not sandwichs, but actually Tacos!
Here is their argument;
According to the Cube Rule, there are eight categories of food, each defined by the placement of starch. Use a cube as your guideline for where the bread or starch goes, and it will determine what a food truly is — and whether it is a sandwich. Starch only on the bottom? It’s a toast. Starch on the top and bottom that is not connected is, obviously, a sandwich. But starch on the bottom and two opposing sides is a taco. Therefore, a hot dog is a taco. And, to correct RBG, a sub is also a taco.
The biggest factor in the "Hot Dog is A Taco" debate is the Hot Dog bun.
See, if you grab the bun, most times it is open on one side and still connected on the other side. That connection is what makes a Hot Dog not a sandwich but a taco since tacos are meat and fillings on a singular piece of starch...the tortilla.
Based on the starch (Bun) of a hot dog, they would be tacos.
So do you agree? Are Hot Dogs really just an American-style taco?