Today, July 23, is national hot dog day. Before you shrug it off as just another gastronomic holiday on a list of hundreds devoted to treats from waffles to chocolate pudding, we've got three words for you: coney hot dog. Here's where to get your chili-topped dog fix.

Today, July 23, is national hot dog day. Before you shrug it off as just another gastronomic holiday on a list of hundreds devoted to treats from waffles to chocolate pudding, we've got three words for you: coney hot dog. Here's where to get your chili-topped dog fix.

For a simple classic: Phillip's Original Coney Island

This 102-year-old Broad Street eatery is part diner, part restaurant and the classic Coney dogs are as no-fuss as the atmosphere. Steamed warm, soft buns hug a wiener roughly the size of a quarter around. It's topped in comforting coney sauce (a bean-less, finely ground beef chili sauce) and tangy yellow mustard. A layer of potent chopped white onions leave you making a mental note to grab a mint from the cashier on your way out. All this goodness is hidden like a comfort food surprise under a mound of shredded cheddar cheese. Two or three make an easy meal, and it's a steal for $2.29 (or $1.99 without cheese).

For dressed up fun: Philco Diner

This hip Short North diner pays homage to its former Phillip's Original Coney Island tenant, offering the four-bite mini hot dogs since it opened last summer. On this version, you'll still find the same steamed bun, same grilled hot dog, yellow mustard, raw onion and chili-laced meat sauce ($2). But chef Andrew Smith ups the game for gourmands with an option to add freshly-shredded Ohio cheddar cheese (add 50 cents), or a smoky slaw (add another 50 cents) for a Midwestern touch.