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 — even in their more effete evocations. And vegetarians can enjoy them, too, since meatless versions don’t always taste that different, especially when heaped with luscious toppings.
After a lull in popularity that happened 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 fad that won’t quit, and Chicago dogs continue to appear with regularity, both welcome recent additions to New York’s hot dog landscape.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it also poses a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More