Posted by: Orlick | September 23, 2008

Martha Stewart’s 14 Favorite NYC Area Hot Dogs

I love hot dogs…

…and I actually really like Martha Stewart.

I caught her show today and they had a great show on Hot Dogs! She tried 60 hot dogs from around the NYC area and, with her assistant, picked out 14 of their favorite dogs.

Of course, this information has to be shared to as many people as possible. I applaud MS’s fortitude in this attempt at selecting greatness among greatness. Here are her 14 favorite dogs:

Katz’s Delicatessen: Manhattan, New York
Hot dog with mustard and sauerkraut – grilled Sabrett

Crif Dogs: Manhattan, New York
Chihuahua Hot Dog – Bacon-wrapped and fried

Hot Diggity Dog: Manhattan, New York
Slaw dog – Grilled Boar’s Head hot dog with coleslaw and celery salt.

Max’s: Long Branch, New Jersey
Chili-cheese dog – Griddle cooked, filled with American cheese then chili. The secret ingredient in their chili is beer.

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs
Hot dog with mustard

Shake Shack: Madison Square Park, Manhattan, New York
Shack-Ago dog – Vienna beef hot dogs are served Chicago-style (they include onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, pickles, sport peppers, mustard, relish, and celery salt).

Old Town Bar: Manhattan, New York
Hot Dog with relish and grainy mustard – hickory-smoked, skinless Sabrett dog with Bloch and Guggenheimer sweet relish and Roland grainy mustard on a New England-style doubled-sided bun.

Papaya King: Manhattan, New York
Hot dog with chili, onions, and mustard

Best Provisions: Newark, New Jersey
Hot dog with mustard and sauerkraut – Uses B&G sauerkraut and Gulden’s mustard.

Chez Lenard Cart: Ridgefield, Connecticut
Le Hot Dog E’picie’ Et Garniture Suisse – Hebrew national hot dog topped with horseradish sauce, chopped onion, and cheese fondue. Served on a potato bun.

The Windmill: Long Branch, New Jersey
Hot dog with mustard and sauerkraut

Rawley’s: Fairfield, Connecticut
Dog with The Works – Hummel Bros. hot dogs with a natural casing

Ben’s Best: Rego Park, Queens, New York
Hot dog with mustard and relish

Ditch Plains: Manhattan, New York
The Ditch Dog -Topped with homemade macaroni and cheese. (Her assistant’s favorite)

Complete article from her site with more facts about the dogs and the restaurants.

For me, I’ve tried only a handful of those on the list, the basic ones such as Katz, Nathans and Papaya King’s.

From this list, I found a few new dogs to bookmark. Most notably the ones from Old Town Bar, Best Provisions and Rawley’s. I don’t like them fancy dogs and Chicago style does not interest me at all.



  1. I can’t find the receipe for Ditch Dog Mac and Cheese Dog

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