Slideshow: Hot Dog Lovers: Get Yourself to Net Cost Market

Russian Style Dog
Russian Style Dog
Since Net Cost offers many Russian products, it's no surprise they make a standard Russian street dog style. It's pretty similar to the Danish "Polser" style with lots of mayo, mustard, and yes even ketchup-based sauces, pickles and crispy fried onions.
Loose Franks from the Deli Counter
Loose Franks from the Deli Counter
The first time I visited Net Cost, we only tried the loose hot dogs available from the deli counter. On the upper left is a delicious ultra-garlicky natural casing short and fat frank from Bobak in Chicago; lower right is a milder 100% veal from Alex's Meats in Brooklyn. Last but not least is the controversial "long frankfurter continental" that may or may not be from the legendary Kocher's Pork Store in New Jersey.
Gaiser's - German Brand Frankfurter
Gaiser's - German Brand Frankfurter
Pork and beef, natural casing dogs made in Union, New Jersey.
Gaiser's - Russian Brand Molochinie Frank
Gaiser's - Russian Brand Molochinie Frank
Another one from Gaiser's, which had at least 3 or 4 varieties of franks on the shelves. This pale pink "Russian" one is all pork, sheep casing, and flavored with nutmeg.
Gaiser's - Russian Brand Molochinie Frank
Gaiser's - Russian Brand Molochinie Frank
With the nutmeg and pale color I was expecting something like a Zwiegle's dog from upstate New York, but these are much milder, especially for an all-pork dog. The nutmeg is subtle, and there's little to no smoke or garlic. It might look nice, but with all this stuff on it you can barely taste the dog.
Veal and Pork Parowki
Veal and Pork Parowki
Aside from the natural casing stuff, there was also about a million different brands of these crazy-looking (and super affordable) dogs wrapped individually in a plastic casing. Many had chicken in the mix, but instead I bought these Veal and Pork Wieners.
Alex's Meats - Viennas
Alex's Meats - Viennas
Next up are these all-pork dogs from Alex's Provisions in Brooklyn. They had several varieties from Alex's on the shelves, including more traditional "Frankfurters".
Alex's Meats - Viennas,
Alex's Meats - Viennas, "French Style"
Another hot dog style popular all over Europe: stuffing the dogs into a baguette filled with lots of sauces. The Vienna hot dog was delicious, mildly spiced but really really smokey, almost into kielbasa territory, which worked great with all the bread and toppings here.
Bobak's Pork Frankfurters
Bobak's Pork Frankfurters
Last but not least: these big, six to a pound all-pork, natural casing franks from Bobak's in Chicago.