Having been raised in New York, I'm a hardcore Sabrett fan all the way, particularly the surprisingly tough to find natural-casing variety. Anything else just ain't a hot dog. But a recent trip to Flint, Michigan gave me some food for thought.
'Michigan sauce' on Serious Eats
New York state's Michigan "Red Hots" are one of the most fascinating hot dog varieties that I've come across so far. The history of the Michigan Hot Dog is a jumble of legends, a culinary anthropologist's dream. Also known as "Texas Red Hots" but found in the North County region of New York state. The original sauce recipe supposedly came from a Detroit woman who moved to Plattsburgh, hence the name "Michigan" and is slightly similar to Detroit Coney sauce.