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Best Hot Dog

Attman's Authentic New York Delicatessen

1019 E. Lombard St., (410) 563-2666, www.attmansdeli.com

Posted 9/21/2005

Weíre not that big on the dog, usually. After all, despite its venerated national-foodstuff status, itís really just finely mashed-up meat parts of indeterminate bovine (and/or porcine) origin, and kinda bland and mealy most times. Also, too many unfortunate souls still try to peddle dogs they boiled in some giant vat of fetid gray weenie water. Rather not, thanks. What we like about the kosher dog at Corned Beef Row institution Attmanís, other than its delectable, not to mention detectable, savory beef tang, is that itís solid, you know? Tender, to be sure, but substantial. Dense, even. When you bite into it, you gotta bite down a bit. And we enjoy our dog so much more if itís got a little of the heft and flavor of an actual cut of meat from some specific part of a barnyard creature. And plus, it comes served up with a free slice of bologna.

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Other Awards for Best Hot Dog:

Attman's Authentic New York Delicatessen, 9/16/2009

Zack's, 9/17/2008

Zack's, 9/19/2007

Pulaski Liquor Emporium and Dog House Tavern, 9/20/2006

The Dog House, 9/17/2003

"Coney Island" at G&A Restaurant, 9/18/2002

All Awards for Attman''s Authentic New York Delicatessen:

Best Hot Dog, 9/16/2009

Best Jewish Deli, 9/19/2007

Best Deli, 9/20/2006

Best Jewish Deli, 9/17/2003

Best Deli, 9/18/2002

Best Deli, 9/19/2001

Best Deli, 9/13/2000

Best Chopped Liver, 9/15/1999

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