Best Frankfurter in NYC

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  1. RSSrsvp
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    My vote is for Gray's Papaya which not only is delicious but gives you a great bang for the buck when you see their prices!

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    We certainly enjoyed our Gray's dog.

    Like a number of NYC food items, aren't there 'fake' Gray's locations?
     
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    I used to love Gray's when the recession special was 2 for $2-$3 or so with a drink. It was great after hitting a bar at 3AM.

    However my favorite hot dog has to be the Original Nathan's in Coney Island which is conveniently a 10 minute drive from my place!

    My other votes go to Bark & Crif Dogs.
     
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    Gotta vote for Gray's Papaya on 72nd and Broadway. Still the best hot dog deal in town, and so, so tasty!
     
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    Other than a Nathan's hotdog in Coney Island, this dog is still the best in NYC. To quote tastier than filet mignon.
     
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    Guys.... I dont want to start a food fight... but unless a hot dog is 120% pork, its not a proper hot dog. Please, none of the bla bla with beef and the other stuff they use in the USA (which is great for many things but, sorry, hotdogs in the US are third tier)..... in addition... until one has been to Germany or Austria and tried a proper Wiener.... one does not what a real hot dog needs to have to be called the real thing.
     
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    I should add that perhaps only one thing in the US related to hot dogs works in its defense..... the toppings in the USA are second to none... now, if they could only learn to make a proper hot dog like they do in Vienna...... (sigh)
     
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    I don't eat pork, so I'm always happy when I find all beef hotdogs (and why I've never tried Crif Dogs or the rippers in NJ.

    If we extend the topic to NYC+30miles, then the best frankfurter is a Hebrew National 1/4lb dog with sauerkraut and mustard, made on the Weber in by backyard! Remember, they answer to a higher authority! :D
     
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    I walked by Crif today with my family and pointed it out to them. My wife asked me how I knew Crif (we're visiting from the Bay Area), and I told her that I read it on Milepoint yesterday. She replied, ":rolleyes:".

    :)
     
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    sorry Gaucho, food fight started!!:)

    Having sold many a hot dog (all different varieties & Kosher dogs) in my meat salesman days as well as having tried numerous European varieties, one of the defining characteristic of a great dog is a natural casing on the dog so that it snaps when bitten into, next seasoning, third is the mix (or singularity) of meat used, all of this is of course my opinion.
     
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    Agree 200% on the natural casing.... a proper Austrian or German hotdog is made only with 100% natural ingredients... so yes, you know what that casing is that makes that noise... and there is no man made substitute....
     
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    Now that is funny! So did you go in and try a dog?
     
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    If you are ever in Fair Lawn, NJ, try the Swiss Pork Store.... Very authentic deli
     
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    Making people's mouth water this far from the lunch hour is just wrong. :(
     
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    Gray's first, Natahn's in Coney Island second...
     
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    I just moved here! I'll have to give their stuff a try. Yelp reviewers think highly of them.
     
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    To NJ or NY ?
     
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    I just moved to Fair Lawn (from not too far away in Bergen County)
     
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    In reality Gray's is the imposter as it was all started by Papaya King. Gray's is much better and more prolific, although we do have a Papaya King here in Los Angeles now.
     
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    Gaucho has this correct. It is not a food fight anyway because that horrible stuff in NYC does not count. From Hebrew National to all the others no US produced sausage is worth the calories. The only higher authority they answer to is stockholders, certification notwithstanding. Remember, kosher does not mean good!
     
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    AMEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool:
     
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    Having said the above.... there must be some Austrian or German immigrant to the US that has started a business producing proper sausage in America.... the question is, where are they....???
     

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