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America’s Best Hot Dogs

A Belly Dog at Belly Shack in Chicago. Description: An all-beef hot dog, topped with egg noodles and pickled green papaya, with togarashi spiced fries. Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki/Redux
A Belly Dog at Belly Shack in Chicago. Kevin J. Miyazaki

The hot dog is definitely having its day. Here’s the Travel + Leisure frank guide on where to find the country’s best tube steaks

Belly Shack

Chicago

At Bill Kim’s industrial Logan Square joint, the “belly dog” comes fully loaded with egg noodles, pickled green papaya, and spicy togarashi fries. Don’t forget the curry mayo.

Garden District

Washington, D.C.

The “dachshund in the grass” slaw dog gets our vote at this casual beer garden—best with a side of hush puppies.

Bronwyn

Somerville, MA

Tim Wiechmann recently introduced the smoky “Brondog,” covered with melted Emmentaler cheese and vinegary sauerbraten on a poppy-seed potato bun.

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Beer Bar

Salt Lake City

Viet Pham’s “brat Reuben” is a hungry-man mash-up of beer-braised bratwurst, pastrami, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing on a basic white bun.

Hog & Hominy

Memphis, TN

Bocce meets boiled peanuts here in East Memphis, where a pretzel bun is stuffed with a beef-and-cheddar dog.

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