New Mexico: Urban Hotdog Company, Albuquerque
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The menu at Urban Hotdog Company is so stacked with delicious dogs, we don’t even know where to start. Two customer favorites are the Fully Loaded (a beef frank wrapped in sliced potato, deep-fried, and garnished with classic baked potato toppings) or the Caprese (a bratwurst boasting tomatoes, basil, and a balsamic glaze). On the side, ask for Dog Bites, pieces of hot dog coated in bread crumbs and fried. Take a look at the strangest food laws in every state.
New York: Crif Dogs, New York City
Being named NYC’s No. 1 Wiener is no small feat. But it’s one that Crif Dogs has earned with its naturally-smoked pork and beef franks. Order yours any way you’d like but, since you’re in the city known for its bagels, you should go with the Jon-Jon Deragon, a hot dog smeared with cream cheese and sprinkled with the toppings on an everything bagel plus scallions.
North Carolina: Sup Dogs, Chapel Hill
Open until 3 a.m. on the weekends, Sup Dogs caters to the late night craving crowd. Sink your teeth into some of the most creative specialty dogs (made with all beef, no filler) like the Western, which features chili, a beer-battered onion ring, Monterey Jack cheese, and BBQ sauce. Or the Hawaiian—yes, it has pineapple. You might want to limit your after-midnight hot dog runs, though—according to this research, it’s not the healthiest idea.