America's Best Hot Dogs
It stands to reason that the same town that gave us In-N-Out Burger would deliver a wiener equivalent. Enter Pink’s, whose franks are as worthy of a pre- or post-Oscar detour as that burger joint’s. In this case, the frank preceded the patty (Pink’s began as a pushcart in 1939, while In-N-Out opened in 1948). Seventy years in, the rosy stalwart has an extensive roster of wieners that covers the waterfront of toppers—guacamole, nacho cheese, onion rings, Polish pastrami, or Brooklyn pastrami. Don’t be distracted by the Martha Stewart or Rosie O’Donnell Long Island numbers. The Chili Dog—with mustard, chili, and onions—is all you need.