Frankfurters, wieners, red hots, floaters, tube steaks, or hot dogs — call them what you will, weenies are perfect convenience fare, readily portable and relatively inexpensive — except perhaps in their more effete evocations. In fact, we have added one in this edition of the map that costs a whopping $29. And vegetarians can enjoy hot dogs, too, since meatless versions don’t taste that different, especially when heaped with luscious toppings.
After a lull in popularity in the years right before the pandemic, hot dogs are back and stronger than ever, as more cuisines make use of them in innovative ways, and new places are beginning to open up. Korean corn dogs (really, rice dogs) are a modern fad, and Chicago dogs continue to appear with regularity, both welcome recent additions to New York’s hot dog scene. And hot dogs have become a ready replacement for Spam in many Chinese bakeries — and more popular with the young ‘uns.Read More