Every story has a moment of inspiration. This one began with a challenge issued to recipe developer Eric Vellend: take the idea of the hot dog and run with it! And run he did. “The love child of a corn dog and battered fish,” is how he describes the first of his creations. Then we have his delectable chicken strips, which also riff on the classic ballpark treat of pretzels and honey mustard. Notion number three is a hot dog from a Southeast Asian fantasy, part banh mi, part satay shrimp. One thing they all have in common — they’re superlatively delicious.