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Galerija 75 najboljih hot dogova u Americi za 2018

Galerija 75 najboljih hot dogova u Americi za 2018

Ovi štandovi za hrenovke i restorani ispostavljaju nevjerojatne odreske s cijevima

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75 najboljih hot dogova u Americi

Hot dog je jedna od onih namirnica koje je gotovo nemoguće pokvariti. Zagriješ, nabaciš na lepinju, poprskaš malo senfa i nazoveš ručak. No, postoji velika razlika između toga da nešto ne zeznete i pretvorite to u transcendentalno iskustvo objedovanja koje mijenja paradigmu. A ima i puno štandova za hrenovke i restorana koji pretvaraju skromni hrenovku u umjetničko djelo.

Višegodišnji roštilj za hamburgere, hot -dog ponekad dobije kratak kraj štapića, ugljenisajući se na stražnjoj strani roštilja, dok se sočni hamburgeri ugrabe čim dosegnu odgovarajuću temperaturu. Ali postoji znanost-možda čak i umjetnost-u izgradnji savršenog doživljaja hrenovke.

To iskustvo je uvedeno prije više od 100 godina, kada su njemački imigranti prvi put donijeli svoje ćufte i počeli ih jeftino prodavati na mjestima poput Nathanovog na Coney Islandu, vjerojatno nula za američku konzumaciju hrenovki. Ali onda se dogodilo nešto zanimljivo: ljudi su počeli razvijati vlastite mješavine začina i praviti svoje hrenovke, a svaka regija i grupa ljudi stavili su svoj jedinstveni pečat na užinu. U Čikagu vode sve goveđe pse sa senfom, svježim paradajzom, lukom, sportskom paprikom, svijetlozelenim ukusom, kiselim krastavcima i soli celera. Začinski Texas Red Hots popularni su u New Jerseyju, ali ne i u Texasu, dok su grčki imigranti u Michiganu izmislili goveđi čili bogat cimetom koji je postao poznat kao coney sos-koji nema nikakve veze s Coney Islandom. White Hot bez dima White Hot popularan je u sjevernom dijelu New Yorka. Još uvijek zbunjeni? Regionalne varijacije se nastavljaju.

U potrazi za najboljim američkim hot-dogovima, započeli smo sastavljanjem popisa hot-dogova koji su dostigli nivo lokalnog ugleda, bilo malih ili velikih gradova. Uzeli smo u obzir internetske recenzije mještana, kao i ukupnu reputaciju restorana među poznavateljima, a kvaliteta sastojaka-naime, nabavljanje franaka od uglednih lokalnih proizvođača-također je bila važna. Hrenovke se ne jedu u praznini, pa smo uzeli u obzir cijelo iskustvo, od vožnje do restorana ili štanda do naručivanja do prvog zalogaja.

Nakon što smo dovršili popis više od 200 hot -dog mjesta iz cijele zemlje, uvrstili smo ih u istraživanje podijeljeno po regijama. Pozvali smo kuvare, pisce hrane, blogere i novinare iz cijele zemlje da učestvuju u anketi, a također smo zamolili i naše sljedbenike na društvenim mrežama da učestvuju u anketi, a na njih se odazvalo više od 150 ispitanika.

Naš popis seže od drevnih štandova koji već desetljećima služe isti proizvod do gastropubova posvećenih stavljanju jedinstvenog pečata na hot dog. Međutim, postoji jedna stalna nit između njih: oni su najbolji u zemlji.

#75 Dirty Frank's, Columbus, Ohio

Ovaj ronilački hot-dog restoran u centru Columbusa kasno je noć žarište i savršen četvrti obrok nakon noćnog provoda u lokalnim barovima. Čak i biljojedi ovdje mogu gnječiti lice; imaju i vegetarijanske i veganske opcije pored svojih bečkih goveđih fraketa. Izuzimaju sve sa svojim psima, s više od 50 opcija za preljev, uključujući kolutiće luka, zdrobljeni čips od krompira i chutney od manga. Njihova najpopularnija ponuda uključuje Cowgirl Carmen (Coney umak, Cheddar i zdrobljeni Fritos); Puff the Magic Popper (krem sir, jalapeños i komadići slanine); i Amy’s Big Boston (bostonski pečeni pasulj, luk i čedar). Ne zaboravite naručiti prilog od teter tatsa; Prljave Frankove grudi savršeno su hrskave izvana, a iznutra jastučaste.

#74 Shorty's, Seattle

Shorty's zaista ima sve: bar, punu fliper arkadu, bizarnu cirkusku atmosferu i ludo ukusne hrenovke. Započinju jednostavno, s vinarima iz Bečke govedine-posebne kobasice uključuju kobasice u njemačkom stilu i ukusnog vegetarijanskog psa. Ponude uključuju čikaški stil, sa čilijem i sirom, pa čak i psa s paradajzom, krem ​​sirom i paprikom. Ali teško ćete pronaći nešto što biste mogli popiti svojim pivom koje je bolje od njihovog klasičnog kratkog psa, jednostavno prelivenog lukom, guštom i kiselim kupusom. Jedno od ovih, par piva i malo flipera? To zovemo dobrim provodom.

#73 Fritz's, Leawood, Kan.

Fritz's je najstarija pušnica u Kansas Cityju (otvorena je 1927.), a poznata je po dimljenom mesu, posebno po kobasicama. Oni opskrbljuju mnoge najbolje gradske restorane, ali najbolje mjesto za isprobavanje robe je posjeta trgovini za ručak. Dostupno je nekoliko različitih hrenovki i kobasica (uključujući psa prženog u slaninu sa zelenom salatom, rajčicom i majonezom), ali svakako uštedite mjesta za goveđe meso ili rebra.

#72 Pipin 'Hot Sandwiches Jimmy John's, West Chester, Pa.

Ovo legendarni restoran pored puta (nema veze sa lanac) već decenijama dočekuje goste sa svojim šarmantnim žutim natpisom „POZNATI ZA FRANKFURTERE“. Ono što je počelo kao sićušno postolje godinama je raslo i raslo. Danas je u vlasništvu Rogera Stewarda, bivšeg zaposlenika koji je tamo počeo raditi 1974. godine, i iako je izgorio u požaru 2010. godine, brzo je obnovljen. Njihovi debeli, „specijalni fraketi“ s prirodnim omotačem uvučeni su u kratku rolu, a vi možete sebi pomoći sa svim dodacima koje želite. Jimmy John's nije ništa drugo do institucija; imati par pasa, provjeriti modele vlakova i ne zaboravite ponijeti kutiju franaka i kiflica za ponijeti.

#71 Cupid's, Los Angeles, Calif.

Amor posluje od 1946. godine, a tri lokacije su i dalje u vlasništvu i pod upravom osnivačke obitelji Walsh. Jelovnik je i dalje super jednostavan: viršle, pomfrit i piće. Osnivač, Richard Walsh, odustao je od posla kada je njegov sin početkom 1980 -ih dodao meni i kečap. Razlog? Igrao se sa savršenstvom, što je upravo njihov čili sos. Gusta mješavina je bogata i izdašna, ispunjena okusom češnjaka, čilija u prahu, komorača i jabukovog octa. Ukusan je sam po sebi, ali još bolji ako se navali na psa prelivenog senfom i lukom. Zove se "sve" iako su to samo tri preljeva, znak ne samo ograničenog jelovnika, već i činjenice da je to sve što vam treba za psa svjetske klase.

#70 Martie's Hot Dog štand, Keyser, W.Va.

Smješten u škripcu usred ničega, ovo neobično i šareno postolje za hot dog služi savršenu izvedbu regionalnog specijaliteta Zapadne Virdžinije: psa klanja. Na pari, zgnječene lepinje prelijete dimljenim goveđim psom po narudžbi, žlicom mesnatog čilija i velikom porcijom kremaste, hrskave salate od kupusa. Kad jedete ovakav hot dog, svaki zalogaj je zabava i lako je vidjeti zašto je Martie postala omiljena u rodnom gradu Zapadne Virdžinije.

#69 James Coney Island, Houston

Davne 1923. godine, par braće emigranata iz Grčke, Tom i James Papadakis, otvorili su štand za hot dog u predvorju poslovne zgrade u centru Houstona, poslužujući sendviče (čak i guščju jetru i kombinaciju Roquefort) i hrenovke od goveđeg mesa. poznat kao koni (koji su, usput rečeno, samo indirektno dobili ime po Coney Islandu - ali to je druga priča). Danas ih ima 21 Ostrva James Coney u i oko Houstona poslužuju se hamburgeri, sendviči, tamales i drugo (ime je također promijenjeno u JCI Grill), ali psi ostaju stvar. Na mnogim hrenovkama možete nabaviti svog psa sa čilijem ili senfom, ali Jamesov definitivni teksaški pas daje vam oboje, zajedno sa sjeckanim čedrom i nasjeckanim lukom. To je veliki zalogaj, veličine Teksasa.

#68 Sanjam o Weenie, Nashville

Ovaj dragulj iz Nashvillea je definicija funkyja: To je vanjski VW autobus s prednjim trijemom i prozorom, u najmanju ruku nije sličan ničemu drugom. Ali to nije samo zastoj od pogleda: ovdje su hrenovke spektakularne i ludo jedinstvene. Goveđe, sa roštilja na ugljenu i posluženo na pola mekog talijanskog rolada, nikad ne znate kakve će lude preljeve biti u ponudi. Karamelizirana marmelada od luka Vidalia s kozjim sirom? Naravno. Svježa kukuruzna salsa na žaru? Zvuči ukusno. Umak od đumbira hoisin, azijski slaw i hrskavi chow mein rezanci? Nema ništa loše u tome! Šta kažete na pire od krompira i umak na engleskom tanjiru, crveni pasulj i pirinač na andouilleu ili chorizo ​​preliven tomatilom, avokadom i pavlakom? Mogućnosti I Dream of Weenie zaista su beskrajne.

#67 Flo's, Cape Neddick, Maine

Flo's Hot Dogovi u Cape Neddick -u, Maine, je porodično preduzeće koje posluje i posluje od 1959. Specijalizovani su za viršle na pari kojima je potrebno samo malo celerove soli, ukusa i majoneze. Ukus je poznat, iako je recept tajan, a prodaje se zasebno u staklenkama i na lokaciji i na internetu. Klasični spoj otvoren je tokom cijele godine, s izuzetkom srijede, ali radi samo od 11 do 15 sati. Profesionalni savjet: Kečap nije dostupan, stoga ga nemojte tražiti. Hrenovke imaju začinsko prirodno kućište, a tajni užitak je istovremeno začinjen i sladak. Znajte šta želite naručiti dok ne dođete do prednjeg reda, i potražite mjesto na šalteru sa šest sjedala unutra, ali ako je puno (kao što je to uobičajeno), ne brinite-stolovi za piknik su obezbeđeno spolja.

#66 Danny's Drive-In, Stratford, SAD

Smješten izvan I-95 u Stratfordu, Connecticut, ovo lokalno obeležje poslužuje svoje pržene viršle već 82 godine, započinjući svoje devedeset inčne Hummel Bros. franke na tavici, a zatim ih hrskajući izletom na vruće ulje. Lepinje su lijepo prepečene, a specijalitet kuće je Bull Dog, preliven prženim lukom i lokalno poznatim super začinskim umakom po imenu Kuhn’s Chili. Jelovnik je ogroman, pa ne propustite priliku probati hamburger, koji je poznat jednako kao i hot dog.

#65 Mustard's Last Stand, Evanston, Ill.

U Evanstonu na Central Street, manje od bloka od sjeverozapadnog Ryan Fielda gdje se igraju Wildcats, i u kolibi od jedva 700 kvadratnih metara, Senf's Last Stand služi hrenovke s pedigreom koji rijetki imaju. Vlasnik Dan Polovin odrastao je u Albany Parku i naučio u Maury’s Red Hotsu, užarenom poslušniku koji je prodavao hrenovke u tradicionalno jevrejskom naselju u Chicagu više od 30 godina. Uđite, naručite čikaškog psa, sjednite za piknik stol sa betonskim prstenom i ukopajte sjajnog psa u klasičnom okruženju.

#64 Happy Dog, Cleveland

Prije 20 godina, pet prijatelja kupilo je ugaoni bar iz 1940-ih, izgradilo pozornicu za živu muziku, dovelo kuhara Erica Williamsa da osmisli jelovnik ludih dobrih hot dogova i Happy Dog rođen. Gosti se ohrabruju da odaberu svoj izbor s popisa od oko 50 dodataka u rasponu od grčkih feta i špageta do karipskog kupusa i Froot Loops-a, ali ako ste pretrpani, postoji mnogo „Signature Wieners“, uključujući Mobile Wrecker : goveđi pas preliven burbon svinjetinom i pasuljem, čedar, karamelizirani luk, ljuti pomfrit Andy Capp i bijeli umak s roštilja u stilu Alabame. Nećete znati šta vas je snašlo.

#63 Frank, Austin

Ovo restoran sa kobasicama je dragulj iz Austina, koji poslužuje kobasice domaće proizvodnje ili lokalnog proizvođača kobasica s briljantno kreativnim preljevima. Iako služe i regionalne pse, poput čikaških pasa i sonoranskih pasa koji su vjerni svojim predacima, prilagođene kreacije zaista sjaje. Uzmimo za primjer „Carolina Pork It“: 100-postotni bečki hot-dog, punjen sirom i umotan u slaninu, duboko pržen i preliven salatom od hrena na žaru i domaćim sirom pimento. To je sirasto, dimljeno, hrskavo savršenstvo i možete ga umotati u palačinku od kukuruza umjesto u lepinju ako želite.

#62 Hankovi Haute Dogs, Honolulu

Hank's na meniju ima 20 različitih vrsta hrenovki i kobasica, a iako njihova kreativnost nema granica, njihova predanost isticanju klasičnih izvedbi poznatih stilova također je prilično zapanjujuća. Njihov čikaški pas, na primjer, napravljen je od bečkog hrenovke od goveđeg mesa i svih dodataka, a daleko je i najbolja verzija na otocima, a njihov čili pas napravljen je od ukusnog domaćeg čilija. I njihove neiskrene kobasice zaista sjaje: Probajte havajske (portugalska kobasica, senf od manga, slatkiš od ananasa); Andouille (andouille kobasica, cajun senf, luk na žaru); ili Debelog jastoga (pržena kobasica umotana u slaninu sa jastogom, škampima i ribom, aiolom od češnjaka, zelenom salatom i paradajzom).

#61 Eddie's Grill, Ženeva na jezeru, Ohio

Ovo obilježje na obali jezera Erie generacijama putnika služilo je klasične ljetne obroke do najstarijeg ljetovališta u Ohaju od 1950. A današnja posjeta je poput putovanja u prošlost, sa džuboksima na stolovima, okretnim stolicama na pultu, svježe -iscijeđena limunada, odlični mliječni napitci, korijensko pivo iz bačve i savršeni hamburgeri i hrenovke. Naručite hrenovku i čili koji se temelje na receptu starom gotovo 100 godina, i definitivno ćete se osjećati kao da ste ovo ljeto pokvarili.

#60 Louie's Texas Red Hots, Buffalo, N.Y.

U centralnom i zapadnom New Yorku naći ćete dvije primarne vrste hrenovki: bijele hots, napravljene od neosušenog i nedimljenog mesa; i crvene mrlje, koje su bliže tradicionalnim hrenovkama, ali manje. U Buffalu, kad ste raspoloženi za crvene vrućine, idite na Louie's, koji ima sedam lokacija u regiji i bio je odredište od 1967. Za 2,29 dolara učinite kako i lokalno stanovništvo i naručite svoje vruće, iz Sahlen'sa iz Buffala, na pari sa lepinim lukom i Louiejevim posebnim grčkim umakom, tanak, začinjen goveđi čili. Vjerovatno ćete htjeti naručiti barem dva.

#59 Dew Drop Inn, Mobile, Ala.

Ako ste iz Mobilea, znate za udobno, obloženo drvom Dew Drop Inn. Jedan od najstarijih gradskih restorana, otvoren 1924. godine, ima vjernu klijentelu stalnih posjetitelja kojima čak ni meni nije potreban meni, a osoblje koje čeka čeka stare prijatelje. Postoji iznenađujuće opsežan jelovnik s južnjačkim nijansama s pregršt skrivenih dragulja (poput hljeba od kamenica, po'boja od kamenica manje veličine), ali njihov hot dog, koji je navodno prvi stigao do ovog dijela šume tada, je pravo izdvajanje. Svijetlocrveni psi na pari punjeni su u mekanu lepinju i preliveni krupno mljevenim čilijem, kiselim kupusom, kečapom, senfom i kiselim krastavcem od kruha. Možete ih naručiti i "naopako", dok pas sjedi na vrhu začina. No, kako god ga narežete, ovo je vrlo čvrst hot dog.

#58 Pas Puka, više lokacija, Havaji

Puka Pas, ustanova na Havajima sa lokacijama u cijeloj državi, prodaje hrenovke za razliku od bilo kojih drugih na koje ćete naići. Ušuškan u prepečenu cijelu štrucu kruha, pas puka je poljska kobasica na žaru koja je popraćena širokim izborom tropskih preljeva koji uključuje umak od ananasa, senf od guave, slatkiš s umakom i umak od limuna s češnjakom. Ne stidite se; bit ćete zapanjeni koliko se neki od ovih neočekivanih dodataka dobro slažu sa psom.

#57 Gilleyjev PM ručak, Portsmouth, NH

Takođe dom jednog od najboljih američkih hamburgera, Gilley's je divan mali restoran koji posluje od 1940. godine; započeo je život kao kolica za ručak koje je konj svaki dan vukao na Trg trga, a u svom sadašnjem (stalnom) domu bio je od 1974. Jelovnik je jednostavan - hamburgeri, hrenovke, pomfrit i sendviči - ali ne možete ostavite ovaj antikni proizvod od hrasta i porculana bez isprobavanja hrenovke na pari. Ali prvo naučite jezik: "Radovi" znače senf, slast i luk; „Napunjeno“ dodaje kečap; i "sve" dodaje majonezu i kiseli krastavac.

#56 Max's Famous Hot Dogs, Long Branch, N.J.

Hrenovka toliko legendarna da ima svoju stranicu na Wikipediji, ovu instituciju Long Branch, kojim dominira dugačak šalter, jača od 1928. godine i u procesu je potpunog renoviranja. Maxovi psi od svinjskog i goveđeg mesa od četvrt kilograma dolaze iz Schickhausa iz Jerseyja i provode neko vrijeme razvijajući sjajnu, dobro pečenu koru na dobro začinjenoj tavi prije nego što ih ušuškaju u prepečenu lepinju koja je prekratka. Preljevi zaista vode ljestvicu; možete se odlučiti za jednostavno prskanje senfa ili birati između opcija koje uključuju začinjen ili slatki ukus, čili (tradicionalna sorta govedine i graha), sir, kiseli kupus, slaninu, salatu od sjemenki i nasjeckani luk. Šta god da radite, svakako probajte kolutiće luka i njihov super hrskavi pomfrit od slatkog krompira.

#55 Yesterdog, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Postoji prilično strog sistem naručivanja samo u gotovini Yesterdog, koji poslužuje najbolje hot dogove Grand Rapids -a otkad ga je Bill Lewis otvorio 1976. godine: Počinjete na krajnjem lijevom kraju pulta, gdje vam netko preuzima narudžbu hot dogova. Zatim se pomjerite udesno, naručujete piće, a zatim naručujete žetone. Onda platite, primite punu narudžbu i pronađete mjesto za sjedenje. Može se malo zakomplicirati, ali bit ćete obilato nagrađeni psom za kojeg poželite da nikad ne završi. Odlučite se za Yesterdog, koji je preliven čilijem, lukom, senfom, kečapom i kiselim krastavcima narezanim na kockice, a poželjet ćete još jednog čim završite. Za samo 2,40 USD možete iskoristiti to.

#54 Poznati ručak, Troja, N.Y.

Poznati ručak posluje u Troji od 1932. godine i još uvijek prodaju hrenovke svog legendarnog malog Helmbolda: dugačke četiri centimetra i pune začinskog, češnjakovog okusa, kuhane na tavi staroj gotovo koliko i restoran. Sjednite za šalter i naručite nekoliko pasa (neće vas puno unazaditi, samo 60 centi po komadu) i pobrinite se da ih napunite senfom, lukom i njihovim klasičnim Zippy umakom, punim velikim komadima govedina i prženje sa kimom i paprikom.

#53 Čuveno Coney Island u Fort Wayneu, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Lijevo: Leah S./Yelp; Desno: Jeff R./Yelp

Najstariji operativni restoran u Fort Wayneu jača od 1914., vodi ga ista porodica od 1916., nije se mnogo promijenio od svojih prvih dana i poslužuje više od milion hrenovki godišnje. Otvara se u 8 ujutro za smjenske radnike na putu kući, a redovni ljudi znaju koristiti jezik: "Tri i boca" znači tri psa sa svime i koka -kolu; "Tri bez" znači tri psa sa čili umakom, bez luka. Naručite nekoliko klasičnih kolača (pečena lepinja, hrenovka na žaru, senf, domaći čili i ručno sjeckani luk), prilog domaćeg graha i krišku pite, i budite dio povijesti.

#52 Texas Hot Dogs, Altoona, Pa.

Za mali grad Altoona u Pensilvaniji se kaže da je rodno mjesto viršle u stilu Teksasa, a u gradu su ostala dva mjesta koja ih služe od 1918. godine; zbunjujuće, oboje se zovu Texas Hot Dogs. Onaj na periferiji grada svakako je legenda za sebe, ali štand u centru grada je prvi koji treba posjetiti. To je staromodni pult za ručak sa roštiljem u prednjem prozoru i brezovim pivom iz bačve, a psi se ovdje polako peku na dobro začinjenom roštilju, lepinje se kuhaju na pari i potrebni preljevi-domaći čili- poput „teksaškog umaka“, žutog senfa i nasjeckanog luka - primjenjuju ih protivpravnici koji ih poredaju po ruci. Uštedite prostor za obilazak regionalnih favorita: pržene kuglice od sira, hamburger pečen u čorbi na pari od luka i kremasti mac i sir preliveni teksaškim umakom.

#51 Frankova kuća za pse, Post Falls, Idaho

Otvoren prije nekoliko godina kao projekt umirovljenja za suprug supruga Brucea i Kathy Pagano, Frankov je brzo postao neophodan posjet lokalnom stanovništvu. Pagano kuha sve goveđe pse (i povremeno posebne kobasice od divljači iz obližnjeg mesara) i poslužuje ih u čikaškom stilu; sa pestom, mocarelom, feferoncinima i paradajzom; sa čilijem, sirom i lukom; i u više od desetak drugih sorti. Probajte milkshake od huckleberry mlijeka.

#50 FlyDogz, Lincoln, Neb.

Ova Lincoln hot dog trgovina u porodičnom vlasništvu poslužuje širok izbor hrenovki-svinjetinu, govedinu, hot link, čedar hot link, goveđu vruću vezu, džambo, povrće, puretinu, pešačku nogu i potpuno prirodnu govedinu hranjenu travom - i na raspolaganju je više od 20 preliva. Ipak ćete htjeti isprobati njihov prepoznatljivi FlyDog: jumbo hot dog preliven krem ​​sirom, jalapeñosom, nacho sirom, rajčicom, zelenom salatom i lukom, poslužen na lepinji za hamburgere.

#49 Prodavnica hot dogova u Brightonu, New Brighton, Pa.

Osnovala dva brata 1959. godine, Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe danas ima devet kompanija u vlasništvu i tri lokacije pod franšizom u Pensilvaniji i Ohaju. Svi njihovi hot -dogovi svakodnevno se prave u centralnom povjereniku po starom porodičnom receptu, a ovi mali hot -dogovi nisu ništa drugo do ovisnost. Čili sos, sir, luk, kečap, senf i slatkiš dostupni su kao prelivi i pazite da ne prenesete sveže isečeni, super hrskavi pomfrit.

#48 Simonein Hot Dog štand, Lewiston, Maine

Ovo je živopisan, tamnocrveni svinjski pas, s male strane, na pari i poslužen na zagrijanoj lepinji (psi na žaru dostupni su na zahtjev). Sir, kiseli kupus i čili dostupni su ovde, ali tradicionalni začini su slastica, luk i kečap. Jedan neobičan dodir: Uz so i biber nudi se šejker soli celera. Simone's prodaje pse i druge jednostavne cijene od 1908. godine, a sudeći prema fotografijama na zidu, svaki političar iz Nove Engleske ili iz nje je u jednom ili drugom trenutku bio ovdje.

#47 Biker Jim's, Denver

Jednom davno, Jim Pittenger je vratio automobile u posjed. Sad? On dijeli hrenovke točno po sredini, iscrtava ih na plinskom roštilju, a na vrhu ih stavlja luk na žaru natopljen Coca-Colom i "žvakanje krem ​​sira istovarenog s prednjeg kraja pištolja za brtvljenje". Neki od psi na meniju at Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs uključuju zvečarku i fazana, lingvistu, patku cilantro, jugozapadne bivole, fazane i crvenu ženku iz Louisiane, ali losove, divlje svinje i irvase posebno je potvrdio niko drugi do svima omiljena gastro grupa, Anthony Bourdain.

#46 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Va.

Ako ste mislili da hot dog poslužen na trkalištu nije uspio napraviti ovu listu, razmislite ponovo. Jedite čili psa u Martinsville Speedway je obred prijelaza za vozače i ljubitelje trkaćih automobila, a ovaj legendarni hot dog je također zaista ukusan. Tokom jednog vikenda proda se više od 50.000 hrenovki, a uz samo dva dolara popita, oni su ukradeni. Ovi psi su služeni više od 60 godina na isti način: meka lepinja, paprikaš, sir, ručno sjeckani luk i čili tajnog recepta, umotani u voštani papir. Dale Earnhardt Jr. tvrdio je da jede tri ili četiri dnevno tokom trkačkih vikenda. Kad je prije nekoliko godina speedway promijenio dobavljače hot dogova (prvi put u gotovo 70 godina) s Jesseja Jonesa na Valleydale Foods u vlasništvu Smithfielda, došlo je do velike pobune, ali čak i oni koji tvrde tvrde da ne mogu razlikovati razliku .

#45 Gus's, Birmingham, Ala.

Gusov je dom Grčkog psa-u stvari, to je „usamljeno preživjelo grčko mjesto za hrenovke stare škole u centru Birminghama“, navodi Serious Eats. Za izradu njihovog grčkog psa, zeiglerski ružičasti franki na žaru, preliveni su začinjenom mljevenom junetinom, kiselim kupusom, nekoliko nasjeckanog luka i posebnim umakom koji je formulirao sam Gus Alexander kada je otvorio štand oko 1940.-križ između umaka za roštilj i pirjani luk u njujorškom stilu. Atmosfera ima skroman zrak; mali je i čudan, s televizorom u kutu, koji jasno daje do znanja da se ovdje radi samo o psima.

#44 Nathan’s Famous, Coney Island, N.Y.

Najpoznatiji štand za hrenovke u zemlji, i dalje jedan od najboljih. Osnovao poljski imigrant Nathan Handwerker 1916. Nathanova nije se oslanjao samo na kvalitetan proizvod (recept za hrenovku bio je recept njegove supruge Ide); njen osnivač je takođe bio oštrouman biznismen. Prodavao je svoje franke za samo pet centi, čineći ih najjeftinijima u cijelosti, a navodno je angažirao glumce da se odijevaju kao ljekari i tamo jedu kako bi uvjerili ljude da su sigurni za jesti. Posao je krenuo, a danas postoji više od 40.000 prodajnih mjesta koji prodaju Nathanove hrenovke.

Putovanje na originalni štand na Broneylinom Coney Islandu hodočašće je koje bi svi trebali obaviti barem jednom. Stanite u istu liniju koju milijuni drugih imaju s godinama, naručite i uživajte u savršenom oličenju ljetnog dana: more, šetalište i izvorni Nathanov hot dog. Ne postoji ništa slično.

#43 Schaller’s Drive-In, Rochester, N.Y.

Ljudi dolaze u ovu ustanovu na obali Rochestera zbog nostalgije i odlaze na bezvremenski pomfrit, hamburgere i hrenovke. Otvoren je 1956. godine, tako da se razlikuje Sretni dani atmosfera je zapravo čisto autentična. Schaller's Specijalitet je sorta hot dog gore, poznata kao bijela žitarica: debeli psi s prirodnim crijevima, sastavljeni od svinjetine, govedine i teletine koje proizvodi lokalni mesar Zweigle's. Prelijte ih sa nekim njihovim „ljutim umakom“ na bazi mesa, senfom i lukom, zgrabite šaku kiselih krastavaca i na pravom ste ljetu. Od tada su otvorene još dvije lokacije, ali treba posjetiti predstražu uz jezero.

#42 Rawley's Drive-In, Fairfield, Conn.

U poslu od 1947. Rawley's postala lokalna legenda. Iza malog pulta na kojem legije predanih obožavatelja svakodnevno naručuju, punašne crvene mrlje s Plave vrpce odlaze na fritezu, a zatim se završavaju na tavi pored pečenih lepinja, gdje razvijaju spaljenu, hrskavu kožu. Imate izbor začina, ali stalni posjetitelji preporučuju "djela": senf, slatkiš, kiseli kupus i komadiće hrskave slanine.

#41 Murphyjev Red Hot Joint, Chicago

Murphy's je poseban. Na sjevernoj strani Chicaga, samo nekoliko blokova od Wrigley Fielda, uz ugao North Racinea i West Belmonta u prizemlju kuće sa sivim vinilnim stranicama, Murphy's je spoj za povratak. To je ono o čemu je Bob Schwartz, stariji potpredsjednik Vienna Beef i autor Nikada ne stavljajte kečap na hot dog, kaže da sluša "neki drugi put, kad su male trgovine bile postavljene u prizemlju ili iza restorana ili trgovina", a vlasnici su živjeli u blizini, kao što je Schwartz primijetio Murphyjevog vlasnika Bill Murphyja. Jedna razlika ovdje je svježa, hrskava francuska rolada na kojoj Murphy poslužuje pse. Pečenje s ugljenom ovdje je istaknutije nego u većini poznatih čikaških hrenovki, a taj rascjepljeni ugljenisani simbol dodaje mnogo teksture i okusa čikaškoj ikoni. Pas sa žaru sa svim čikaškim popravcima složeniji je i zanimljiviji od većine drugih pasa koje ćete pronaći, ali ako osjećate potrebu da postanete veliki, Murphy's nudi dvije odlične mogućnosti: uskopušano pečenje do vrućine i " Vrištimo da budemo poljski pojedeni, "Murphyjeva poljska kobasica od jedne trećine funte skuhana.

#40 Chili Blue Ash, Cincinnati

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Nekoliko je stvari koje ćete morati znati ako planirate posjetiti jedan od sveprisutnih "čili salona" u Cincinnatiju. Prvo, čili je u grčkom stilu, bogat kimom, cimetom i čokoladom, ali jedinstven u odnosu na ostale regionalne varijacije. Drugo, odlično ide na viršle (i, naravno, špagete) s nasjeckanim lukom i gomilom naribanog sira. Treće, postoji način naručivanja: „na tri načina“ dolazi sa čilijem i sirom, „na četiri načina“ dodaje pasulj ili luk, „na pet načina“ dodaje i pasulj i luk, a na nekoliko mjesta, „na šest načina“ daje vam bijeli luk ili jalapeños. Pseći psi Skyline Chili odličan su uvod u stil, ali lokalno stanovništvo se kune Blue Ash, ustanova od 1969. Idite na sir od meda: srednji franak preliven čilijem, senfom, lukom i ogromnim nasipom isjeckanog sira Cheddar.

#39 Wiener’s Circle, Chicago

Ako niste previše zastrašeni za naručivanje (ozloglašeno, hm, nepristojno okruženje može postati pomalo zbunjujuće noću, kada zaposlenici i pijani kupci razmjenjuju bodlje), potez je dvostruki čardak sa svime. Tradicionalni čikaški hot dog je prilično zastupljen na ovom mjestu Ikona Lincoln Parka, sa jednom bitnom razlikom. Hrenovka iz Bečke govedine na lepinji od maka dobiva sve čuvene čikaške preljeve (sirovi luk, neonsko-zeleni ukus, koplje od kiselih krastavaca, kriške rajčice i sol celera). Odstupanje od purističke verzije? Wiener's Circle ugrize svoje pse umjesto da ih kuha na pari. Dvostruki čar su jednostavno dva pocrnjena psa ispod svih onih povrća na jednoj lepinji.

#38 Bečka goveđa tvornica, Chicago

Beč postoji već više od 120 godina, pa morate zaključiti da znaju šta rade kada je u pitanju pravljenje hrenovki u stilu Čikaga. Predvidljivo su ponosni, a zašto i ne bi bili? Kako primjećuju, "Od trenutka kada su Emil Reichel i Sam Ladany dali Čikagu prvi okus Beča, stvaramo istoriju hot dogova." Prema podacima kompanije, veliki debi imao je 1893. godine, kada se više od 27 miliona ljudi okupilo na Svjetskoj kolumbijskoj izložbi u Chicagu kako bi svjedočili najnovijim izumima, uključujući i hot dog Bečke govedine, koji su stvorili austrougarski imigranti Reichel i Ladany. Njihova prva trgovina otvorena je godinu dana kasnije, a kobasice su se 1908. raširile po Chicagu, 1928. prešle s konja na kolica, 1950. proširile izvan Chicaga, a 1957. počele su se redovno vući po vrtu. 1972. Beč je napravio Chicago's North Side. kući, postavljajući sjedište u koje možete svratiti na hot -dog kada su otvoreni za sezonu. Ne očekujte mnogo ljubavi. I da, djeluje pomalo kao kafeterija i razmjena jedan na jedan vjerojatno neće biti ista kao i svaka koju ćete doživjeti (za dobro ili zlo) na ostalim hot-dog mjestima na ovoj listi, ali vi bilo bi teško pronaći egzemplarniju verziju platonskog ideala. A ako planirate dovoljno unaprijed, možete dobiti osobniji pečat kroz obilazak s vodičem. Pečena lepinja, sočan pas, svi pravi dodaci i proporcije ... pronašli ste mjesto koje drži Kuću slavnih Bečke govedine. Ne možete pogriješiti. Zaista, ne možete.

#37 El Güero Canelo, Tucson, Ariz.

Ovaj hot -dog je potpuno drugačiji od bilo kojeg drugog u zemlji: Sonoranski pas, svijetli primjer međunarodne saradnje. John T. Edge prvi put je ovaj hot dog doveo u središte pažnje 2009. godine, pa iako postoji već više od 40 godina, Sonoran ima trenutak na suncu. Evo kako to funkcionira: hrenovka je umotana u slaninu (dobro mjesto za početak), ispečena do hrskave, punjena u punđu s podijeljenim vrhom koju nećete pronaći izvan regije i prelivena bilo kojim začinom koji obično uključuju pasulj, paradajz narezan na kockice, senf, kečap i majonezu. Po cijelom Tucsonu postoje štandovi na kojima se prodaju Sonorani, ali najsjajniji primjer prodaje se u skromnoj, krpastoj odjeći El Güero Canelo, koji je počeo kao mala kolica kojima su upravljali Daniel i Blanca Contreras 1993. godine, a sada ima poluotvoreni prostor za sjedenje, ogroman niz preljeva i uvijek prisutnu veselu atmosferu.

#36 Gold Coast Dogs, Chicago

Gold Coast Dogs, za koji je 1985. osnovao Barry Potekin (koji se oprao u robnom prometu), kaže se da je proizvodio dobru hranu u vrijeme kada to nije bilo tipično na štandovima (posebno u centru Loopa). Sada postoji pet lokacija na Gold Coast -u (uključujući dva na O'Hare -u i jedan na Midway -u), ali Potekina i njegovog partnera Paul Michaels nema više od jedne decenije, a ostalo je malo od šarma i ličnog dodira koji su nekada obilježavali ovo mjesto, barem prema Knjiga Boba Schwartza iz 2010 Nikada ne stavljajte kečap na hot dog. Ono što Gold Coast -u možda nedostaje u šarmu, ono čini u char -u. These are some juicy red tomato-laden, chargrilled dogs with split ends that flay open in quarters on either end of the bun like crazy, juicy, crunchy, hot-dog-end propellers.

#35 Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, W.Va.

Ovo West Virginia oddity is a certified head-scratcher, comprised of a couple small buildings as well as two converted school buses, with knickknacks, old signs, and rusty antiques covering every square inch. Sure, it might be slightly gimmicky, but it still serves some delicious hotdogs in nearly 30 different styles. They serve a mean rendition on the classic West Virginia slaw dog (mustard, onions, and creamy coleslaw), but the true claim to fame here is the Homewrecker, a 15-inch, one-pound dog topped with jalapeños, sautéed peppers and onions, nacho cheese, habaneros, chile sauce, mustard, slaw, lettuce, tomato, and shredded cheese. If you can eat one in under 12 minutes, you win a T-shirt.

#34 Gus's Hotdogs, Watervliet, N.Y.

This tiny little walk-up hot dog stand with a small lunch counter in the building next door serves a unique regional variation on the hot dog: the mini dog. These measure just four inches in length, and while they were once far more ubiquitous, today only a handful of local shops sell them (including Troy’s Famous Lunch). The dogs at Gus’s are made by nearby Helmbold’s Provisions, with buns from nearby Bella Napoli Bakery (did we mention that these are a local specialty?), and they’re snappy, slightly charred from the grill, and are best topped with onions, yellow mustard, and a spicy beef chili sauce that’s for sale by the gallon. You’re going to want to order at least a few of these, by the way.

#33 Essie's Original Hot Dog Shop, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Essie's Original Hot Dog Shop opened in 1960 just in time for the Pirates to win the World Series over the Yankees a block away at Forbes Field, and while the stadium is long gone, “The O,” as it's lovingly known, is still going strong — a favorite of locals, in-the-know tourists, and University of Pittsburgh students. Essie’s long franks are made according to a proprietary recipe by nearby Silver Star Meats, and they get a nice crust on the flat top (griddled twice, including once right before serving) before making their way into the bun. They’re snappy and simply delicious. Make sure you stop by the back counter after getting your dog for some of their legendary fries.

#32 The Steamie Weenie, Henderson, Nev.

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Located inside Henderson’s Pebble Marketplace, The Steamie Weenie is a local legend, serving nearly 20 hot dog varieties or letting you customize your own with a choice of seven sausages and 40 toppings. Styles range from classic (Vienna Beef dog, Chicago-style; German brat with sauerkraut and mustard); to absolutely bonkers (bacon-wrapped Nathan’s frank with peanut butter and jalapeño jelly; Vienna Beef frank with macaroni and cheese, chili, and shredded Cheddar; and a frank with house-made beer cheese, slaw, fried Spam, watermelon barbecue sauce, and crunchy fried onions. Their corn dog also uses the same batter recipe as the Iowa State Fair.

#31 Walter's, Mamaroneck, N.Y.

On the side of an unassuming road, in the unassuming little town of Mamaroneck in New York's Westchester County, sits an odd, pagoda-shaped hot dog stand. Ovo je Walter’s, and the hot dogs here haven’t changed since Walter Warrington opened his first stand nearby in 1919. The copper-roofed pagoda was built in 1928 and is currently on the county's inventory of historic places. Ali hot -dogovi su zaista učinili Waltera tako legendarnim. Warrington je sam smislio recept za ove pse i do danas su oni još uvijek podijeljeni po sredini, preliveni u tajnom umaku dok se peku, stavljeni u pahuljastu prepečenu lepinju i preliveni domaćim senfom. Ne postoji ništa drugo poput Walterovog.

#30 Otto's Sausage Kitchen, Portland, Ore.

This family-run German deli has been a Portland staple for more than 80 years, and their hot dogs and other sausages are still made by hand the old-fashioned way: They’re smoked in-house, and ridiculously delicious. While it’s primarily a meat market inside, their outdoor grill serves many different varieties of sausages with all the fixings. Their “world famous old fashioned wieners” are definitely what you want to order, and keep it simple — a little mustard should be all you need. Let the link speak for itself.

#29 Dogs ‘n Frys, Florissant, Mo.

This hip Missouri dog destination has 25 different hot dog varieties on its menu, each wilder than the last. There’s the Peanut Butter Jelly Bacon Dog, which is topped with a strip of beef bacon as well as a healthy dose of peanut butter, jelly, and caramelized onions; the Sweet and Spicy Dog, with spicy raspberry sauce, Cheddar, seared jalapeños, and sweet barbecue sauce; The Dude, bacon wrapped and topped with brown gravy, onion straws, and green onions; and the classic Chili Dog, with is kicked up with house-made chili, cheese, diced onions, sour cream, and Fritos.

#28 Sandy’s, Columbia, SC

Founded in 1978 by Bud Sanderson, this Columbia institution serves custom-made Black Angus hot dogs in two sizes and makes all of their chili, coleslaw, and pimento cheese in-house, from scratch. Put it all together and wash it down with some Cheerwine and you’ve got a recipe for a seriously good hot dog.

#27 Seti's Polish Boys, Cleveland

The Polish boy is a Cleveland classic, and few places do it better than Seti’s: a truck parked on the corner of 47th and Lorain. So what’s a Polish boy, exactly? It’s a hot dog (Seti’s are quarter-pound all-beef franks, slow-grilled then deep-fried) topped with slaw, fries, and barbecue sauce. It’s a wonder to behold, and if you want to supplement it with some chili or cheese for an extra buck, go for it. Renowned Cleveland chef Michael Symon approves; he sung Seti’s praises on Cooking Channel’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate.

#26 Dat Dog, New Orleans

This hot dog joint with three New Orleans locations (and another in Lafayette, Louisiana) is quickly becoming a Crescent City institution, thanks to owner Constantine Georges' commitment to serving the highest-quality hot dogs and sausages possible — with a killer sense of humor. Menu standouts include a brilliant pairing of duck sausage with blackberry preserves as well as crawfish sausage, alligator sausage, and bratwurst, but make sure you save room to try their hot sausage, custom-ground by a local butcher and tucked into a bun that’s steamed then toasted, to make it both soft and crispy. The sky’s the limit when it comes to toppings, but you can’t go wrong with their addictive beef stock-based andouille sauce.

#25 Super Duper Weenie, Fairfield, Conn.

What started as a humble hot dog truck is now a full-blown Fairfield institution, with good reason: These are some insanely delicious hot dogs. Vlasnik "Super Doopa" Gary Zemola pravi sav čili i začine od nule, a oni idu na vrh hrenovke koja se cijepa prije nego što udari u rešetku, dopuštajući maksimalnu izloženost ravnom krovu. Psi su napravljeni po uzoru na Zemolina tumačenja regionalnih stilova, uključujući čikaški, kalifornijski, cincinnatski i njujorški, ali istinski se ističe New Englander, oda klasičnom regionalnom psu sa kiselim kupusom, slaninom, senfom, slatkim ukusan i sirovi luk. Jeste indeed super duper.

#24 Gene and Jude’s, River Grove, Ill.

A trip to Wrigley Field in 1945 by Gene Mormino and friends turned into the inspiration for a Chicago institution, one that many people claim serves the best hot dog in a city known for great ones. "While at the game, the group ordered some hot dogs and drinks," notes Gene and Jude’s website. "Looking down at the food in his hands, he felt something was missing. The wheels started turning and by the time he got home the experiment in topping hot dogs with fries had begun. He came up with an idea so good he used it to open a little stand in 1946 on Polk and Western Avenue, serving hot dogs and fries along with a few other items on the menu." Mormino supposedly lost the original stand in a card game, but opened another one in 1950 in River Grove that’s now run by his son, Joe. The hot dogs are a mess — covered with and rolled up with sometimes surprisingly soft fries — but that introduction of saltiness and textural variation makes them more nuanced than many other Chicago dogs. And their hours — 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m., when many of Chicago’s other iconic eateries are closed — make them a Sunday hot dog savior.

#23 Jimmy Buff's Italian Hot Dogs, West Orange, N.J.

The no-frills, counter-service Jimmy Buff’s, with locations in West Orange and Kenilworth, is a New Jersey legend. Since 1932, they’ve been serving a distinct, somewhat bizarre creation called the Italian hot dog. Hot dogs, onions, peppers, and sliced potato coins are all tossed into the deep-fryer together, and the whole mess is piled into half-moon-shaped “pizza bread” (think thick pita); most people opt for the Double, with two dogs. It’s then topped with your choice of ketchup, mustard, or relish. It’s one of the unhealthiest, greasiest foods you can eat, but it’s undoubtedly delicious, and undeniably Jersey.

#22 Ben’s Chili Bowl, Washington, D.C.

It might irk some Washingtonians to hear, but as bagels and pizza are to New York, so the half-smoke is to the capital — it stands as one of the District’s most iconic foods along with the jumbo slice. The celebrity (and presidential) photos on the wall are clear indications of Ben's Chili Bowl's city landmark status, but the continuous lines out the door are evidence that the restaurant's chili cheese dogs are some of the best in the country. But those in the know don’t just order "dogs," they get the half-smokes, a half-pork, half-beef smoked sausage, which is a native D.C. specialty supposedly invented by Ben Ali, the original proprietor, whose sons took over the restaurant after his death. As the U Street Corridor/Shaw neighborhood around it has gentrified, Ben’s remains a more-than-50-year-old bastion of down-home D.C. where college kids, old-timers, and celebrities are all welcome, as long as they're willing to stand in line like everybody else.

#21 Senate Restaurant, Cincinnati

Senate is one of Cincinnati's hottest restaurants, and while some restaurants relegate hot dogs to the children’s menu, here they’re front and center in eight over-the-top varieties (including one that changes daily). Their custom dogs are made by Avril-Bleh butchers just down the street, and they go through 800 of them weekly. The real showstopper is the croque-madame dog: a béchamel-slathered dog, topped with Black Forest ham and a poached egg in a toasted brioche bun. It’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner all in one.

#20 Jimmy's Red Hots, Chicago

You have to admire the ardor and passion at this Chicago West Side icon; it takes the "no ketchup" position very seriously. There are signs on the wall and a vehement explanation of their position on-site that makes everything very clear: "There is absolutely, positively, without question NO FREAKING KETCHUP AT JIMMY’S! No means no. It doesn’t mean maybe on the side, in the bottles, or even in packs. Placing that foul condiment on a Chicago-style Depression Dog or Polish is like violating a tradition. So when you come to Jimmy’s, remember ketchup is outlawed. NO MEANS NO!" Admirable, appreciated, and fair enough. But with no disrespect to history (and going back more than 55 years, tamo je history at Jimmy’s Red Hots), the profound love for Jimmy’s really has to be attributed to the anti-ketchup crusade and their uniquely delicious hot dogs. Put simply: They’re a mess. Crushed and rolled up with soft, soggy fries like something you’d toss into the trash, Jimmy’s gets points for keeping what you’d have to imagine was a packaging tradition that originated as an everyman practicality, and though it shouldn’t work, it does: The steamed bun gets a bit manhandled, there are few if any poppy seeds to speak of, and the peppers are darker and more crimped than any others in Chicago, but when added together, the whole is a lot more than the sum of its parts.

#19 Angelo's Coney Island, Flint, Mich.

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year since 1949, Angelo’s is a certified Michigan landmark, and nothing short of a household name in the state. The secret to its longevity is the quality of its ingredients: “Viennas” are made by local institution Koegel’s, buns are from nearby Balkin Bakery, and the house-made coney sauce is a rich, coarse-ground concoction that, when partnered with crisp diced onions and tangy mustard, is the perfect hot dog topper. Lucky for you, they ship.

#18 Vanguard, Milwaukee

Ovo popular Milwaukee sausage shop has several regional-styled dogs on their menu (the Buffalo, for example, is topped with Red Hot gravy, blue cheese, and celery salt), and they’ve really gone overboard in inventing the “Milwaukee-style” dog: It’s a hot dog (or one of the several other types of sausage available) topped with not one, not two, but three different cheeses: shredded Cheddar, Cheez Whiz, and deep-fried cheese curds. Only in Wisconsin!

Seven different sausages are available (including bratwurst, jalapeño Cheddar brat, and two different vegan options), and they’re served on a warm, freshly-baked roll and topped with your choice of onions, kraut, spicy kraut, hot giardiniera, relish, or short peppers. But if you want to go upscale, you can also choose from 15 different “styled sausages,” including the popular Bunkhouse: a bacon-wrapped cheddarwurst topped with fried jalapeños, Cheddar, barbecue sauce, and guacamole.

#17 Ted’s, Buffalo, N.Y.

Ted’s, with nine locations in the Buffalo area and one more in Tempe, Arizona, of all places, has been charcoal-broiling hot dogs since 1927, serving them alongside great milkshakes and perfect onion rings, washed down with an ice-cold Crystal Beach Loganberry. The cooked-to-order dogs (available in regular-sized, foot-long, and jumbo all-beef varieties) get a nice char from the charcoal, and you’ll be missing out if you don’t top it with Ted’s famous hot chili sauce, based on a recipe brought from Greece by founder Ted Liaros. It’s sweet and spicy, and they thankfully also sell it by the bottle.

#16 Franktuary, Pittsburgh, Pa.

If there was ever a temple to great hot dogs, this is it — quite literally. This quirky restaurant got its start in a cathedral basement, and it still maintains a slightly ecclesiastical vibe. All hot dogs are made in-house and all ingredients are sustainably sourced (including from their own on-site gardens), with stellar results. Classic combos include New York (housemade sauerkraut, onion sauce, and mustard), Texan (grass-fed beef chili, sharp Cheddar, jalapeños), and Chicago-style, but the Signature Franks really shine: Try the Pittsburgh (potato and cheese pierogi, vinegar slaw), Bangkok (Thai peanut sauce, carrots, red cabbage, cilantro), or the Bogota (pineapple sauce, slaw, potato chips, pink sauce, yellow mustard). When you start with the finest ingredients possible, the end result is always worth it.

#15 The Varsity, Atlanta

The Varsity is not included on this list because it claims to be the world’s largest drive-in, or because it’s one of the few restaurants in America that still employs carhops. Neither is it The Varsity’s staying power (founder Frank Gordy launched it with a $2,000 nest egg and "million dollar taste buds" in 1928) and its expansion to six locations in the greater Atlanta and Athens areas (with two in the airport). It’s because it sells some truly stellar hot dogs, delivered daily along with the ground beef used to make their legendary chili (which you can also buy by the can). Learn the lingo before ordering, but if in doubt, opt for the “Heavy Dog,” topped with chili and a thin stripe of mustard.

#14 Portillo's, Chicago

It may have started as a "The Dog House" in 1963, but with more than 30 locations in Illinois and a menu that goes far beyond Chicago-style hot dogs — think ribs, salads, burgers, and crazy-good Italian beef sandwiches (among others) — Portillo’s seems more chain than hot dog stand. But given its iconic status, it wouldn’t be fair to exclude it, even if it can be found in Arizona, California, and Indiana (lucky them). The link is plump and juicy, there’s ample mustard and a perfectly respectable pickle spear, and it’s a mighty tasty dog.

#13 Fat Johnnie’s Famous Red Hots, Chicago

This hot dog shack is admittedly a bit of a sleeper. It’s a small, ramshackle, white-paneled hut that’s just a bit taller and just a bit wider than a canoe, on an industrial stretch of Western Avenue, a 20-minute drive from the Loop. You order through a tiny window in wonderment at how someone can fit inside the shack, after looking over a menu that includes amazingly named items like the Mother-in-Law (a tamale on a bun with chili), a Father-in-Law (tamale on a bun with chili and cheese), and a tamale sundae (a tamale in a bowl of chili). If you’re noticing the tamale trend here, you might see where this is going. As every Chicago hot dog lover knows, hot dogs and tamales go hand in hand at many of the city’s storied spots, though they’re frequently not the najbolje thing on the menu. Not so at Fat Johnnie’s Famous Red Hots, where John Pawlikowski serves the Mighty Dog — a hot dog and tamale on a bun with chili and cheese. Sounds like a monster, right? You’re right to be scared — it’s a mess. You want tomato, sport peppers, relish, and pickles on that? You bet you do. Soft steamed bun, moist tamale, fresh snap of the dog, chili, cheese, and a slice of cucumber sliced on the bias — it’s one of the best hot dogs you’ll ever have.

#12 Crif Dogs and PDT, New York City

Since opening in the East Village in 2001, Crif Dogs has been the standard bearer for unique and exciting hot dogs in New York, and they now have a second location in Brooklyn. No offering sums up their “kitchen sink” approach to the hot dog better than the Good Morning, which transforms a hot dog into one of the great breakfast sandwiches: It starts with a bacon-wrapped, deep-fried hot dog (Crif’s claim to fame), and adds a slice of melty American cheese and a fried egg. Other insane creations include the Garden State (wrapped in Taylor ham and topped with chopped pepperoncini, American cheese, and mustard) and the Tsunami (bacon-wrapped and topped with teriyaki, pineapple, and green onions).

Ali ako tražite vjerovatno najuzvišenije iskustvo hot dogova u zemlji, zakoračite u telefonsku govornicu na lokaciji East Village, uzmite telefon i pričekajte da se tajna vrata otvore. You’ll step into an intimate cocktail lounge called PDT (or Please Don’t Tell, one of the city’s best), with a menu of hot dogs created by some of the city’s leading chefs, including David Chang (bacon-wrapped and deep-fried, topped with Momofuku kimchi) and Wylie Dufresne (deep-fried and topped with battered and deep-fried mayo, tomato molasses, shredded lettuce, and dried onions).

#11 American Coney Island, Detroit

In Detroit, there’s an epic rivalry going back decades between two neighboring hot dog stands, American Coney Island and Lafayette Coney Island, but both belong on our list for serving legendary hot dogs. Family-owned and -operated since 1917, American’s claim to fame is the classic coney-style dog. A custom-made natural-casing hot dog from Koegel’s gets placed into a warm steamed bun, then topped with a Greek-spiced beef heart-based chili sauce developed by founder Gust Keros, a heap of diced onions, and a squirt of mustard. No trip to Detroit is complete without a coney dog.

#10 Olneyville N.Y. System, Providence, R.I.

Olneyville N.Y. System, with two locations in Providence, Rhode Island, claims to serve "Rhode Island’s Best Hot Wieners," and while that will always remain a point of contention, they’re certainly the most legendary. The New York System dog is a regional specialty: Small franks (in this case, from Little Rhody) are steamed, placed atop a steamed bun, and topped with a cumin-heavy meat sauce, yellow mustard, diced onions, and celery salt. Poželjet ćete naručiti nekoliko njih jer su mali i stvaraju ovisnost (pogledajte koliko njih kontrametar može balansirati na svojoj ruci). "Wiener sos" je toliko popularan da su ljudi godinama tražili recept; you can purchase a packet of seasoning online and make it yourself at home.

#9 Yocco's Hot Dogs, Allentown, Pa.

Allentown-based Yocco’s can trace its roots back to 1922, when a young Italian immigrant named Theodore Iacocca (auto executive Lee Iacocca’s uncle, coincidentally) started selling hot dogs at his Allentown convenience store. Being a Dutch neighborhood, the locals had trouble pronouncing his last name, so Yocco’s was born. Over the years it became a local landmark, serving pork and beef hot dogs specially made for them by nearby Hatfield meats, griddled until well-done and topped with mustard, white onions, and a tangy meat-based chili sauce whose secret recipe is nearly as old as the shop itself. Today there are six locations across the Lehigh Valley, and it’s run by Iacocca’s grandson Gary and his son Chris.

#8 Gray’s Papaya, New York City

The classic New York hot dog comes in many forms, but they’re almost always made by one company: Sabrett. Gray’s Papaya is now down to just two New York locations (the Upper West Side original and a newer location near Times Square), and this colorful purveyor of old-school New York character grills their natural-casing Sabrett dogs on a flat top, nestles them inside a lightly toasted bun, and tops them with mustard, sauerkraut, or the classic "onions in sauce," also made by Sabrett. Lean up against the ledge, wash down a couple with some papaya drink, and be on your merry way, full, content, and out only a few bucks.

#7 Pink’s, Los Angeles

Is there anything to say about Pink’s that hasn’t been said? Hard to imagine. Even detractors define themselves by it. But you won’t find many of those — just check out the line at this family-owned hot dog stand that has been around since 1939. At our last count, owner Richard Pink said he offers 35 varieties of hot dogs and toppings and sells on average about 2,000 hot dogs a day. Credit much of Pink’s success to its chili — it once led then New York Times restaurant critic Ruth Reichl to go dumpster diving to figure out the recipe (true story). And while he wouldn’t divulge its ingredients, in an interview with The Daily Meal, Pink did note "that it needs to be relatively smooth, but still have enough texture to make it stand up to hot dogs and hamburgers." For all the bacon-, sour cream-, guacamole-, pastrami-, and nacho cheese-topped hot dogs, the Three Dog Night is the right move. This "dog" (shouldn’t it really be called a meal?) features three hot dogs wrapped in a giant tortilla with three slices of cheese, three slices of bacon, chili, and onions. It’s a best-seller that was born the Laker Three-Peat Dog, was then renamed after Matrix Reloaded, and after the movie had its run, finally settled into a permanent homage to the '70s rock band.

#6 Feltman’s, New York City

The namesake for this hot dog stand — which opened in the East Village in 2015 and added another location in Coney Island last year — is one that’s rich with hot dog history. Charles Feltman is widely credited as having invented the first hot dog in Coney Island in 1869 (it was he who first thought to tuck the sausage into a bun), and by the 1920s, his humble stand had turned into a massive dining and entertainment complex (billed the world’s largest restaurant) until it closed down in 1954. (A bun slicer named Nathan Handwerker decided to strike out on his own in 1916 and open a stand a couple blocks away; you might have heard of it.)

But Feltman's commitment to history goes deeper than the name: The proprietary hot dogs, which were devised by owner (and Coney Island historian) Michael Quinn and his brother Joseph, are a close approximation of what Feltman himself may have served back in the day; they’re uncured, nitrate-free, with natural casing and no artificial ingredients, and are snappy and tasty enough to eat by themselves. Topped with mustard and sauerkraut and eaten on the Coney Island boardwalk, it gives that other place up the street a run for its money. If you can't make it to one of the standalone locations, Feltman's dogs are also served at bars and restaurants throughout New York City.

#5 Lafayette Coney Island, Detroit

One of the culinary world’s greatest rivalries is between two neighboring downtown Detroit hot dog stands: Lafayette Coney Island and American Coney Island. While the battle over which hot dog tastes better is on par with the fight between Pat’s and Geno’s cheesesteaks in Philadelphia, most locals will tell you that it’s Lafayette all the way, for several reasons. The hot dog has a juicy, salty, smoky snap, the coney sauce is spot-on, and the fries are crispy, but it’s the experience that puts it over the top in our book: While American is shiny and a little charmless, Lafayette is a divey, weathered, eccentric sort of place that hasn’t been renovated in many years, but the charm is palpable, especially in the staff, who’ll most likely bring you your order in less than 30 seconds. In short: the perfect hot dog stand.

#4 Coney Island Lunch, Scranton, Pa.

Calling itself "downtown's oldest restaurant," Coney Island Lunch was founded (at a nearby location) in 1923. The name of the place might suggest a Coney Island-style dog, but the specialty here is the Texas wiener. That's a variety of dog supposedly invented by a Greek diner owner in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in 1918, and considered an authentic regional hot dog style in the Altoona-Scranton-Philadelphia triangle today. What makes it "Texas"? A slathering of chili. At Coney Island Lunch, the meat is a half-sliced Berks all-beef wiener from Reading, south of Scranton, grilled and served on a steamed non-traditional bun made by Scranton's own National Bakery. Düsseldorf mustard and onions diced on a 1928 Hobart chopper complete the package.

#3 Superdawg, Chicago

Topped by what has to be some of America’s best signage — a flexing hot dog showing off his muscles to a winking wiener girl — Superdawg has been an institution on Milwaukee Avenue across from Caldwell Woods since Maurie Berman opened it in 1948. The recently returned G.I. projektirao zgradu, osmislio svoj vlastiti tajni recept i postavio drive-in na mjestu koje je tada bilo kraj tramvaja. He planned to sell 32-cent Superdawg sandwiches to "swimming families and cruisin’ teens" for a few months during the summer to help put him through school at Northwestern. In 1950, Maurie passed the CPA exam, but he and wife Flaurie decided to keep operating Superdawg and to open year-round. The family-owned, working drive-in still serves superior pure beef dogs, "the loveliest, juiciest creation of pure beef hot dog (no pork, no veal, no cereal, no filler) formally dressed with all the trimmings: golden mustard, tangy piccalilli, kosher dill pickle, chopped Spanish onions, and a memorable hot pepper." Sadly, Maurie passed away in May 2015 at age 89 and Flaurie died in May, but the family-run operation is still going strong: Maurie’s 11-year-old great-granddaughter worked her first shift there in 2015.

#2 Katz’s Deli, New York City

Katz’s Deli, on New York’s Lower East Side, is a New York institution. Their corned beef and pastrami, made on site and sliced to order, are legendary, and the simple act of taking your ticket, standing in line, bantering with the counterman while placing your order, and finding a table has become as New York an exercise as, well, eating a hot dog with a smear of mustard and a little sauerkraut. And it just so happens that the hot dogs here are vrlo dobro. Made especially for the restaurant by Sabrett, these garlicky, natural-casing, jumbo-size, all-beef dogs spend such a long time on the flat-top grill that the outside gets a nice char and snaps when you bite into it. A smear of mustard is all that’s needed, but a little sauerkraut or stewed onions certainly won’t hurt. It’s a perfect hot dog, from a perfect deli.

#1 Rutt’s Hut, Clifton, N.J.

Even if Rutt’s Hut, located in blue-collar Clifton, served their trademark Ripper — a pork-and-beef Thumann’s link that’s deep-fried in beef fat until it rips apart — out of the back of a minivan, it would still be the country’s most delicious hot dog. The fact that this roadside shack has not only a counter to end all counters amid its stand-up dining room, but also an adjoining tap room where you can drink cheap beer and chat with old-timers and fellow pilgrims, propels Rutt’s Hut to legendary status. Whether you order an "In-And-Outer" (just a quick dunk in the oil), a Ripper, a well-done "Weller," or the crunchy, porky, almost-overcooked "Cremator," make sure you get it "all the way": topped with mustard and a spicy, sweet, onion- and cabbage-based relish.

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Gallery: The Search for America's Best Hot Dog: The West

Cream cheese is perhaps most closely associated with bagels, cheesecake, and crab rangoon, but if you're eating a late-night hot dog in Seattle (and wiener culture in the Emerald City only seems to start up after sunset), you'll find the stuff slathered generously on soft, pillowy outsize rolls, along with a fistful of grilled onions. Monster Dogs, our favorite in Seattle, grills your choice of beef hotlink, beef Polish sausage, or veggie dog, offering an array of condiments for embellishment. Try the cream cheese dog plain first, but we think barbecue sauce and hot mustard make for a perfect sweet-and-hot combo.

Lokacija: Multiple locations in Seattle 206-769-5266 seattlemonsterdogs.com


Gallery: The Search for America's Best Hot Dog: The West

Cream cheese is perhaps most closely associated with bagels, cheesecake, and crab rangoon, but if you're eating a late-night hot dog in Seattle (and wiener culture in the Emerald City only seems to start up after sunset), you'll find the stuff slathered generously on soft, pillowy outsize rolls, along with a fistful of grilled onions. Monster Dogs, our favorite in Seattle, grills your choice of beef hotlink, beef Polish sausage, or veggie dog, offering an array of condiments for embellishment. Try the cream cheese dog plain first, but we think barbecue sauce and hot mustard make for a perfect sweet-and-hot combo.

Lokacija: Multiple locations in Seattle 206-769-5266 seattlemonsterdogs.com


Gallery: The Search for America's Best Hot Dog: The West

Cream cheese is perhaps most closely associated with bagels, cheesecake, and crab rangoon, but if you're eating a late-night hot dog in Seattle (and wiener culture in the Emerald City only seems to start up after sunset), you'll find the stuff slathered generously on soft, pillowy outsize rolls, along with a fistful of grilled onions. Monster Dogs, our favorite in Seattle, grills your choice of beef hotlink, beef Polish sausage, or veggie dog, offering an array of condiments for embellishment. Try the cream cheese dog plain first, but we think barbecue sauce and hot mustard make for a perfect sweet-and-hot combo.

Lokacija: Multiple locations in Seattle 206-769-5266 seattlemonsterdogs.com


Gallery: The Search for America's Best Hot Dog: The West

Cream cheese is perhaps most closely associated with bagels, cheesecake, and crab rangoon, but if you're eating a late-night hot dog in Seattle (and wiener culture in the Emerald City only seems to start up after sunset), you'll find the stuff slathered generously on soft, pillowy outsize rolls, along with a fistful of grilled onions. Monster Dogs, our favorite in Seattle, grills your choice of beef hotlink, beef Polish sausage, or veggie dog, offering an array of condiments for embellishment. Try the cream cheese dog plain first, but we think barbecue sauce and hot mustard make for a perfect sweet-and-hot combo.

Lokacija: Multiple locations in Seattle 206-769-5266 seattlemonsterdogs.com


Gallery: The Search for America's Best Hot Dog: The West

Cream cheese is perhaps most closely associated with bagels, cheesecake, and crab rangoon, but if you're eating a late-night hot dog in Seattle (and wiener culture in the Emerald City only seems to start up after sunset), you'll find the stuff slathered generously on soft, pillowy outsize rolls, along with a fistful of grilled onions. Monster Dogs, our favorite in Seattle, grills your choice of beef hotlink, beef Polish sausage, or veggie dog, offering an array of condiments for embellishment. Try the cream cheese dog plain first, but we think barbecue sauce and hot mustard make for a perfect sweet-and-hot combo.

Lokacija: Multiple locations in Seattle 206-769-5266 seattlemonsterdogs.com


Gallery: The Search for America's Best Hot Dog: The West

Cream cheese is perhaps most closely associated with bagels, cheesecake, and crab rangoon, but if you're eating a late-night hot dog in Seattle (and wiener culture in the Emerald City only seems to start up after sunset), you'll find the stuff slathered generously on soft, pillowy outsize rolls, along with a fistful of grilled onions. Monster Dogs, our favorite in Seattle, grills your choice of beef hotlink, beef Polish sausage, or veggie dog, offering an array of condiments for embellishment. Try the cream cheese dog plain first, but we think barbecue sauce and hot mustard make for a perfect sweet-and-hot combo.

Lokacija: Multiple locations in Seattle 206-769-5266 seattlemonsterdogs.com


Gallery: The Search for America's Best Hot Dog: The West

Cream cheese is perhaps most closely associated with bagels, cheesecake, and crab rangoon, but if you're eating a late-night hot dog in Seattle (and wiener culture in the Emerald City only seems to start up after sunset), you'll find the stuff slathered generously on soft, pillowy outsize rolls, along with a fistful of grilled onions. Monster Dogs, our favorite in Seattle, grills your choice of beef hotlink, beef Polish sausage, or veggie dog, offering an array of condiments for embellishment. Try the cream cheese dog plain first, but we think barbecue sauce and hot mustard make for a perfect sweet-and-hot combo.

Lokacija: Multiple locations in Seattle 206-769-5266 seattlemonsterdogs.com


Gallery: The Search for America's Best Hot Dog: The West

Cream cheese is perhaps most closely associated with bagels, cheesecake, and crab rangoon, but if you're eating a late-night hot dog in Seattle (and wiener culture in the Emerald City only seems to start up after sunset), you'll find the stuff slathered generously on soft, pillowy outsize rolls, along with a fistful of grilled onions. Monster Dogs, our favorite in Seattle, grills your choice of beef hotlink, beef Polish sausage, or veggie dog, offering an array of condiments for embellishment. Try the cream cheese dog plain first, but we think barbecue sauce and hot mustard make for a perfect sweet-and-hot combo.

Lokacija: Multiple locations in Seattle 206-769-5266 seattlemonsterdogs.com


Gallery: The Search for America's Best Hot Dog: The West

Cream cheese is perhaps most closely associated with bagels, cheesecake, and crab rangoon, but if you're eating a late-night hot dog in Seattle (and wiener culture in the Emerald City only seems to start up after sunset), you'll find the stuff slathered generously on soft, pillowy outsize rolls, along with a fistful of grilled onions. Monster Dogs, our favorite in Seattle, grills your choice of beef hotlink, beef Polish sausage, or veggie dog, offering an array of condiments for embellishment. Try the cream cheese dog plain first, but we think barbecue sauce and hot mustard make for a perfect sweet-and-hot combo.

Lokacija: Multiple locations in Seattle 206-769-5266 seattlemonsterdogs.com


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