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The Sox are back in town, but Fenway Franks aren’t the only option. Ditch ketchup and mustard with these twists on game-day dogs.

The Sox are back in town, but Fenway Franks aren’t the only option. Ditch ketchup and mustard with these twists on game-day dogs. / Brigitte Carreiro 

Right behind Fenway Park, Tasty Burger is serving up the best of both worlds. Its all-the-way hot dog is topped with a burger patty, plus chili, bacon and cheese sauce.

$10.75 at Tasty Burger, 1301 Boylston St., Boston (617-425-4444) tastyburger.com

During every Sox game (except when the Celts’ are playing at home), take a swing at one of the dogs on the all-new all-star menu, which sports options like the Greek, covered in feta cheese and roasted red peppers, and Margherita, a pizza-inspired option with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil.

$3 at The Harp, 85 Causeway St., Boston (617-742-1010) harpboston.com

Lobster meat, bacon and cheese replace traditional condiments in this surf & turf dish, which also comes with the option to pile on avocado. Or go for outside-the-bun choices with grilled cheese and mac ‘n’ cheese specials that feature hot dogs, all part of a menu available through April.

$23.99 at Pauli’s, 65 Salem St., Boston (857-284-7064) paulisnorthend.com

Need your fix in a smaller dose? Enter these pigs in a blanket. These mini venison and bison dogs are baked in puff pastry and doused in relish and spicy mustard.

$9.95 at Bukowski Tavern, 1281 Cambridge St., Cambridge (617-497-7077) bukowskitavern.net

This kobe beef hot dog comes complete with pickled red cabbage and mustard, and when diners pair it with a beer through April 30, they’ll be entered to win some Big Papi-autographed swag. Score.

$8 at Brass Union, 70 Union Square, Somerville (617-623-9211) brassunion.com


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