There are plain hot dogs and then there are those dressed to impress. At these three eateries, franks are as fancy as they are fanciful.
The fat Colombian-style hot dogs known as perros calientes ($6.50) are the specialty of this Latin eatery. The franks are tucked inside hero-sized sesame rolls and topped with creative abandon. Witness the “mixto,” piled with sliced Colombian sausage, bacon, chicken, mozzarella, crushed potato chips and various sauces.
At this Chilean bakery-cafe, you’ll find the marvel known as a completo ($3.50), a beef hot dog served in a freshly baked bun and crowned with sauerkraut, tomatoes, mashed avocado and mayonnaise.
At this freewheeling pizza-plus eatery, the foot-long Rachel dog sports a topping of pastrami, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, diced pickles and nine-grain mustard.