We've seen our fair share of fancified hot dogs in this city, and frankly a lot of them feature overwrought, baroque toppings with underwhelming sausages. But a few stand apart as well thought-out creations that do right by the noble tubesteak. Which dogs (and dog-like objects) live up to the hype (and are worth the extra cash)? We rounded up some of our favorites.
Hot Dog, 04, 2011
Skippy's started in 1962 after Dawn Bellach bought a van for $100 from a junkyard and polished it up. A half century later, it still runs just fine and has a convenient shelf for hot sauce bottles--at least 36 varieties. Feel free to grab one and jack up your chili dog a few notches.
ELE's Jeff asked for my list of the best hot dogs in Manhattan: Photo courtesy of liaoyusheng.com Gray's Papaya: Great natural casing, all-beef dog made by Marathon, Sabrett's parent company. I ask for mine well-done, not that any of the...