What is a New York-style Hot Dog?
A hot dog, also known as a wiener or frankfurter, is a grilled or steamed sausage, served in a partially sliced bun. This type of sausage was imported from Germany and popularized in the United States. The hot dog is a working-class street food sold at hot dog stands and carts. The hot dog also became closely associated with baseball and American culture. Although the hot dog is generally associated with New York City cuisine, it became pervasive throughout the US during the 20th century with slightly different preparation styles and condiments depending on the region. The New York style hot dog is an all-beef frank, traditionally topped with a spicy brown mustard, sauerkraut and onion sauce.
Best Hot Dogs in New York City
1. Nathan's Famous
The first Nathan’s Famous opened in 1916 on Coney Island, where they now hold the annual hot dog eating contest. Nathan’s is the most famous hot dog in the world, with restaurants all over the globe and their products at every supermarket in America.