'Papaya King' on Serious Eats

Hot Dog Of The Week: New York City's Papaya Dog

"If you're like me, you've always wondered what tropical fruit drinks have to do with hot dogs. But the strange combination surprisingly works." Past Weeks' Dogs 24-Hour DogSlaw DogPuka DogThe Philly ComboTijuana DogsTexas WeinersFlo's Hot Dogs New York City just might be the hot dog capital of the world. Ever since Feltman's started selling frankfurters on rolls on Coney Island in 1871, the hot dog has been part of the city's culture. Recently New York has become home to all sorts of variations including Kobe Beef dogs, Colombian hot hogs, and even lard-butter basted hot dogs covered in pork braised beans. It's hard to pin down one style as the classic, quintessential New York City hot dog, but The Papaya... More

'Consumer Reports' Doesn't Know Hot Dogs

The good folks at Consumer Reports may know cars and appliances, but apparently their tasters don't know much about hot dogs. The magazine just released its hot dog taste test results. Hebrew National came out on top. Hebrew National is a fine-tasting dog, don't get me wrong, but ever since the kosher police ruled that natural casings were not kosher, Hebrew National's dogs no longer rule. They don't have that great snap that's required of a truly great hot dog.... More

'Consumer Reports' Doesn't Know Hot Dogs

The good folks at Consumer Reports may know cars and appliances, but apparently their tasters don't know much about hot dogs. The magazine just released its hot dog taste test results. Hebrew National came out on top. Hebrew National is a fine-tasting dog, don't get me wrong, but ever since the kosher police ruled that natural casings were not kosher, Hebrew National's dogs no longer rule. They don't have that great snap that's required of a truly great hot dog.... More

Martha Digs Dogs

New York magazine's foodblog Grub Street interviews Papaya King Alexander Poulus, who name drops his celebrity clientele: Papaya King Originally uploaded to Flickr by trudence. Woody Allen is a frequent customer. Tony Roberts. Eliot Spitzer and Mark Green. Charlie Rangel comes in here very frequently. Ex-President Clinton came here shortly after he moved into Harlem. It was about 9:15, so there was no one else in the store, just one other customer. He stayed for three or four minutes. Martha Stewart comes in; she loves our franks. With a net worth of $970 million, Ms. Stewart could afford 541,899,441 original dogs (priced at $1.79).... More

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