Nathan’s Famous

I love hot dogs. We have dined at white tablecloth restaurants literally all over the world. Despite that, I will drive an hour out of my way if I hear about a place with a great foot long.
Because of that, I was really looking forward to getting a tube steak at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island. Unfortunately I wasn’t terribly pleased with Nathan’s wieners, or NYC food in general. If I were to claim a city as the Great American Food City, I would have to say Chicago – now, that’s a good hot dog.

Places like Coney Island are like Mecca to me – Niagara Falls, Wisconsin Dells and Coney Island, are dying bits a touristy kitsch that grew organically around natural attractions. This kind of thing is simply impossible in the world today.