America's Best Hot Dogs

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

Rawley’s, Fairfield, CT

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Connecticut—yes, Connecticut—has a shockingly large number of wiener huts, many of which specialize in deep-fried dogs. Our fave? Rawley’s, which is also the preferred local hot-dog palace of perennial road-trippers Michael and Jane Stern, who write the blog Roadfood. Rawley’s “plucks plumped-up rippers from the boiling oil, then rolls them around on the griddle until their skins turn crusty,” says Michael. Then the hot dogs are encased in toasted buns and dolled up with mustard, relish, sauerkraut, and crunchy bacon curls. —Charlotte Druckman

America's Best Hot Dogs

Rawley’s, Fairfield, CT

Connecticut—yes, Connecticut—has a shockingly large number of wiener huts, many of which specialize in deep-fried dogs. Our fave? Rawley’s, which is also the preferred local hot-dog palace of perennial road-trippers Michael and Jane Stern, who write the blog Roadfood. Rawley’s “plucks plumped-up rippers from the boiling oil, then rolls them around on the griddle until their skins turn crusty,” says Michael. Then the hot dogs are encased in toasted buns and dolled up with mustard, relish, sauerkraut, and crunchy bacon curls. —Charlotte Druckman

Courtesy of Rawley's
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