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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The No Bull Hot Dogs, on the Upper West Side

72nd and Broadway, NYC
Photo by myself on the Upper West Side, at 72nd Street and Broadway.

For whatever reason, the hot dog is somewhat associated with New York City. Above, Gray's Papaya hot dogs in particular are linked to NYC.

Hot dogs are one form of street food. They're portable, they accommodate a variety of toppings. They're inexpensive.

Restauranteur Danny Meyer prefers the Chicago style dogs at his own Shack Shack locations. Tennis star Patrick McEnroe favors Papaya King dogs with mustard. Mark and I prefer the New York style dogs at Nathan's, which are very skinny and long, with mustard and sauerkraut.

Ruth Reichl, the former editor of Gourmet Magazine, is the 'real New Yorker' in the Grey's Papaya ad. She claims the Gray's Papaya dog as her all-time favorite.

Check out this list for a survey foodies of their favorite hot dogs.

Related posts: Hot Diggity Dogs, All Day Long, Dirty Water Dogs, Midtown and Waiting for Dogs, in Madison Square Park.


Olivier said...

j'aime bien le texte de la publicite ;o)

Laura Cousins said...

Wonderful stuff. The food of the gods.

Beatrice B. said...

the ad is genius! hehehe

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love the sign, 'let's be frank...'

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

We try to hit Gray's Papaya at least once every visit to NYC. It's fast, fun and filling, and you can't beat the price!

kousuke said...

What are "furters"?
A kind of hot dogs?

Kitty said...

Thanks Olivier!

Ha Laura. Yes, everyone likes a good dog.

Thanks Beatrice!

Hi Lily
Yeah it's definitely an eye-catching campaign

Hi Terry
Ha. It is definitely fast, and reliable.

Hi Kousuke
'furters' are short for 'frankfurters', which is another name for a hot dog. I don't think anyone uses this term except this ad.