Best Hot Dog/Frankfurter/Sausage?

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  1. ducster
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    Given the way the 10 Tasty Fast Foods thread has evolved into a discussion of the mighty hot dog, I thought it might be fun to create a companion to the Best Burger thread.

    I mentioned that I had a killer beef frank at the Frankfurt Christmas Market, where massive amount of sausages on a wheel sit above a roaring fire. For nostalgia, I'll also mention Pink's, in L.A., which may or may not be truly good (I was never in a proper state to judge), but was certainly unhealthy!

    So where is the best hot dog or sausage place you know?
     
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    Any deli in Munich is great. Get you a Weisswurst like a true Bavarian! weiss.jpg
     
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    Any of the specialty sausages at Hot Doug's in Chicago, Swanky Franks in Norwalk, CT, Super Duper Weenie in Fairfield, CT, and a sentimental fave, Gray's Papaya in NYC.

    I recently had an awesome hot dog at Crif Dogs in NYC as well-- the spicy red neck, which is a bacon-wrapped hot dog covered in chili, cole slaw and jalapenos. Soooo good!

    I second the entubed meats in Munich, especially when paired with beer.

    if you want to get fancy, the merguez sausage 'dog' at Epicerie Boulud is delicious.
     
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    So CharlesG.... when are we going to sample proper dogs in Chicago....????
     
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    In Los Angeles — I will not vote this as the best, but as unique/different/artsy-fartsy: http://www.wurstkuche.com/

    Choices include traditional types of pork, veal, chicken but also duck, snake, alligator
     
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    The "Oly Dog" from the Man Bites Dog hotdog cart in Olympia, Washington. Its a hot dog, topped with cream cheese, two strips of bacon, and pepper jelly. Yum!
     
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    hot dogs with cream cheese !!!! :eek:
     
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    Being from Chicago and seeing a hotdog with cream cheese deeply saddens me.
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    I agree..... for me, hot dogs + cream cheese = SACRILEGE !!!!!
     
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    Around these parts, a lot of people are partial to the Varsity's dogs, especially chili-cheese varieties. The dogs are even know to walk sometimes. I usually go with the burger and rags though, so I obviously don't think they're the best dogs out there. A good italian sausage and pepper is the 2nd only to a good German bratwurst. The weisswurst is tasty but a bit rich for me to have except maybe once or twice on a week-long trip to Bavaria.
     
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    As far and wide as I look, I find few places that beat Costco. Only $1.50 with a free soda!
     
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    Almost as bad as ketchup on a hot dog!

     
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    Amen to that also...... the only thing that goes near a proper hotdog has to be mustard... and perhaps Sauerkraut (the real stuff please)....
     
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    Keep 'em coming, y'all!

    I'm headed to Chicago this weekend and have a serious need for a good dog. I'll be staying at the Waldorf, no car so public transport or walking preferred. I'll take a cab for a truly good dog though. I know about Hot Dougs, it's the top of my list right now.
     
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    Dogzilla...... like the name, not sure about the dogs though.....
     
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    There are better hot dog places than Hot Dougs, what Hot Dougs does better than any other place is the multitude of delicious OTHER types of encased meats.
     
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    A great hot dog IMHO is a grilled dog, warm bun, mustard, sweet pickle relish or dill slice and finely chopped onions. MMMM good! Hard to find a simple dog like this.
     
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    I still love the Original Nathans in Coney Island. Other favorites are Bark, Crif Dogs and Gray's Papaya.
    I've also had some awesome cheese filled dogs from street carts in Vienna & Copenhagen.
     
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    I had a very delicious hot dog yesterday at Stuggy's in Fell's Point, Baltimore.

    Rosamunde Sausage Grill in SF (Lower Haight, right next to Toronado - awesome beer bar) has a great selection of interesting sausages, and they have a great weisswurst.

    Gah, now I'm hungry.
     
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    Hot dogs + cream cheese actually sound pretty good right now. OT but cream cheese + salsa is an awesome chip dip.
     
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    after reading your post, I think I misread your handle as misterbong :D
     
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    That is hilarious! I almost spat on my keyboard.
     
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    You can't beat Italian sausage with peppers and onions bought either at a street fair or just outside Fenway Park.

    I also admit to a nostalgic fondness for the Yucatan chicken and turkey sandwich at the original Jody Maroni's stand in Venice, California.
     
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