A staple of busy city street corners, baseball games and backyard parties, the hot dog is perhaps America's original fast food. While the formula is simple — a cooked sausage served inside a sliced bun — the variations are endless. From chili-slopped Coney Island hot dogs to all-beef, veggie-topped Chicago-style dogs, preparations vary from region to region — and we love them all. Whether you prefer your hot dogs haute cuisine or served plain with mustard, take a look at GAYOT.com's list of the Top 10 Hot Dog Stands in the U.S. to find the finest frankfurters across the country.
6333 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Known for his innovative contemporary American cuisine, chef Neal Fraser puts a new "haute" in dogs at Fritzi Dog. This sunny stand at the Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles features dogs locally made from humanely raised livestock.
3324 N. California St.
Chicago, IL 60618
Hot Doug's in Chicago is turning off the grills for good as of October 4, 2014, so time is running out to enjoy specialties like foie gras and Sauternes duck sausage with truffle aïoli, foie gras mousse and fleur de sel.
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