Connecticut Makes It Into the ’75 Best Hot Dog Joints in America’ List
The Daily Meal recently released their "America's Best 75 Hot Dog Joints" list with Connecticut only landing a couple of spots, BUT they were both near the top.
Coming in at #19 was Rawley's Drive-In in Fairfield. Rawley's is known for their deep fried dogs and just recently has attracted some media attention during an episode of the "Best Thing I Have Ever Ate" on the Food Network.
Chef Alex Guarnashelli recommends getting the works on a Rawley's hot dog which includes sauerkraut, fried onions, and mustard.
Coming in at #14 in the "Top 75 Hot Dog Joints in America," is "Super Duper Weenie," a full blown Fairfield institution! What started as a food truck is now legendary in southern Fairfield County. Owner Gary Zemola, makes all the condiments and chili from scratch and the dog is split before it hits the grille.
Highly recommended is a hot dog called the "New Englander," which is topped with sauerkraut, bacon, mustard, sweet relish, and raw onion.
Here's a list of the Top Ten Hot Dog Joints in America according to The Daily Meal:
Katz's all beef hot dogs are made exclusively by Sabrett for the deli with a garlicky natural casing. With a light schmear of mustard and sauerkraut, these dogs are the best in the states!
Pink's has been around since 1939 and offers 35 varieties and toppings and sells about 2,000 hot dogs a day!
This small ramshackle little hut serves up fully loaded dogs with a tamale on top. The Mighty Dog is a tamale and hot dog on a bun with chili and cheese and is an absolute mess but amazingly delicious!
Crif's Dogs claim to fame is their "Good Morning" hot dog that is actually a breakfast sandwich wrapped in bacon over a deep fried hot dog with a slice of cheese and a fried egg! Go ahead just try to live through the night.
Lafayette is a divey, weathered, eccentric, kind of place that hasn't been renovated in years but still holds onto its charm and personality. The hot dog has a juicy, salty, smokey sort of snap and combined with the Coney sauce makes it heavenly delicious!
Your move at Weiner's Circle is a double char dog with everything. You'll get a Vienna beef hot dog on a sesame seed bun and always charcoaled, never boiled.