This post is sponsored by Hebrew National.


HebrewNational (6)Spring is officially here in Atlanta and I couldn’t be happier.  I love the warm weather because it means that I get to spend more time outdoors. As the weather warms up, I entertain more, which means breaking out the grill.  I usually keep my menu fairly simple because when entertaining it’s important to have enough energy to mingle with your guests, so slaving over a meal is a no-no.HebrewNational (8)  I like to serve a variety of dishes like burgers, grilled chicken, hot dogs, potato salad, fruit and a few other side dishes; like I said before, I like to keep it simple and love the classics! Since I typically make simple dishes, I buy as many high-quality ingredients as possible like Hebrew National® All-Beef Franks, which are made with 100% kosher beef.  I’m very particular when it comes to my hot dog and it must be all-beef, nothing else will do!  Hebrew National® All-Beef franks cost a bit more than other brands but are worth every bit.  They’re great with just ketchup and mustard because these franks are delicious! HebrewNational (3) I feel that it’s important to feed your guests the best quality franks because the difference is evident with just one bite. While Hebrew National® All-Beef Franks are great on their own, I love coleslaw on my hot dog.  I love the traditional coleslaw but over the years I’ve fallen in love with vinaigrette coleslaw.  I love the freshness and slight acidity that this coleslaw adds to the hot dog.  The cabbage and carrots are tossed in a honey Dijon vinaigrette instead of the traditional mayonnaise dressing and because mayonnaise isn’t used, this coleslaw is picnic friendly!   This coleslaw is great on a hot dog or on its own. HebrewNational (5)

Have you ever tried a vinaigrette coleslaw? Here’s an example of a simple BBQ menu:

Jerk Chicken

BBQ Cheese Burgers

Hot Dog with Vinaigrette coleslaw

Grilled Corn with Herb Butter

Grilled Rosemary Potatoes

Tropical Fruit Salad

Fresh Strawberry Lemonade


Vinaigrette Coleslaw

½ green cabbage, thinly sliced and hard core discarded

2 carrots, shredded

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

½ tsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp honey

½ tsp salt

1/8 tsp black pepper

To make the vinaigrette, place the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, salt and pepper in a jar and shake to combine. Pour over thinly sliced cabbage and shredded carrots and mix to coat.  Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

What makes a Hebrew National kosher hot dog premium? It’s all about what makes the cut (And what doesn’t). We’re choosy about what goes into our franks – we use only premium cuts of 100% kosher beef from the front half of the cow and then choose the best from that. No artificial flavors, colors, fillers or by-products. When your hot dog is kosher, that’s a hot dog you can trust! For more summer fun with Hebrew National, visit

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