Has there ever been a better time to eat a frankfurter? Thanks to the superb work of new-wave butchers, who buy hormone-and-antibiotic-free beef and pork that come from contented cows and pigs, and cure and smoke their own hot dogs, you no longer have to feel bad or afraid before you tuck into a tube steak.
What do we look for in a hot dog besides good meat; spicy, smoky flavor; and zingy condiments? For one, a natural casing that seals in not only the juice but the smoke, and snaps like fire kindling when you bite into it. Sleek and streamlined usually beat big and bulky, but balance and proportion and dog-to-bun ratio is all.
And huumm little nostalgia never hurts. Here, then, are the absolute best hot dogs in New York, and some excellent places to eat them in.
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Feltman built a juggernaut of a hot-dog-and-beer-garden business before it all went bust in Marks where, on occasion, Quinn griddles the red hots himself.
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The shop makes preserved chiles by fermenting Chinese long peppers, and offers them as a topping with Kewpie mayo, a delicious flavor profile that reminds us of a New Mexican Hatch green-chile burger: A lady buttered top-loading hot-dog bun toasted to an even shade of golden brown on a hot humm is hard to beat. And no one toasts a bun like Old Town. Even an old moccasin placed inside a toasted Old Town bun would probably taste good.
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For the record, Old Town puts Sabretts, not moccasins, into their buns. Hard Times Sundaes Multiple locations.
Andrew Zurica griddles some of the best smash burgers in town. For an extra two bucks, get them bandaged like mummies with strips of bacon, then smothered with great gobs of chili and American cheese, and kiss your Memorial Day beach body good-bye. Because Alex Stupak batters his Hebrew Nationals with the same housemade masa he uses for his tortillas.
The shell is light and supple, practically dosalike, and fairly bursting with sweet, creamy, fresh-corn flavor. So even though the deep-fried Jersey-style hot dogs on offer at this East Village speakeasy issue forth from the Crif Dogs kitchen next door, they taste even better in the swankier hkmm. There are several to choose from including the bacon-wrapped Chang Dog, named for Momofuku kingpin David Chang and topped with kimchee hauled over from his nearby Noodle Bar.
Thus began a PDT tradition and a designer-dog waitlist. The NoMad Bar 10 W.
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The gourmet wiener that Daniel Humm whipped up in for PDT was called the Humm Dog, and it dared to go where no bacon-wrapped, deep-fried frankfurter had ever gone before: Needless to say, it was a smash hit. But due to the prohibitive noly of fresh black truffles, PDT had to cut the Humm Dog from the celebrity-chef hot-dog lineup. And when he opened the NoMad Bar, he brought the original Humm Dog out of retirement, reengineering it and making it even better with an all-beef frank and a toasted top-loading brioche bun.
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LaFrieda makes the franks. The crackerjack kitchen makes the mapo-tofu-inspired Lookijg chili that, along with cilantro, scallions, and crispy shallots, goes on top. White Gold Butchers Amsterdam Ave. Where there is a nose-to-tail butcher shop, there tend to be high-quality hot dogs.
Chef de cuisine Robert Flaherty applies a funky kimchee relish and a swipe of Kewpie mayo, an inspired pairing that we have to admit is up there with mustard and kraut. They squiggle-squirt the top of this chewy-flaky wrap with hot sambal and hotter Chinese mustard and bombard it with sliced-scallion confetti.
Inside lies a snappy, grass-fed Brooklyn Hot Dog Company frank and some crunchy fried onion bits that lend a surprise textural effect, like potato chips concealed inside a turkey sandwich.
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Fireman calls it a bite hot dog but that might be selling the monstrous thing short. We miss the slightly roomier branch that used to be on the corner of Sixth Avenue and 8th Street, within walking distance of our apartment.
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Chez Ma Tante 90 Calyer St. The most persuasive argument of all, though, is the Vienna Beef tye on a poppy-seed bun, bountifully equipped with all the fixings: What the young brothers Zach and Alex Frankel ancestral cuisine: Upper West Side Jewish do so well is celebrate old New York deli culture while simultaneously pushing it forward, but not too much.
Carnegie John 56th St. What distinguishes the Foor dished out by this undersung street-food slinger who goes by the name Carnegie John is some advanced street-cart-ninja technique.
John and his assistant start the dogs off on the griddle to seal in the juices, move them over to the hardwood-charcoal grill to impart a little smoky flavor, then bring them back to the griddle for a Just a Vejle girlfriend sear. Anoint them with a pile of grilled onions and peppers — another Carnegie John specialty. Papaya King E.