Connecticut Hot Dogs
Along with New Jersey, New York, and Chicago, Connecticut is one of the nation’s most elite hot dog hunting grounds — home of dozens of joints that make the cooking and dressing of wieners into a fine culinary art. There is no one style unique to the state — although deep-frying, as at Blackie’s and Rawley’s, is a hallmark of several of the great frank emporia; and ferocious relish, as at Super Duper Weenie and Al’s Hot Dog Stand, is to be expected. Needless to say, none of these cheap-eats shrines likely will be winning awards from the nutrition police (not even Kamp Dog, which shares a building with a natural/organic food co-op!). The list below highlights our five favorite hot dog vendors across The Constitution State.
Making the best hot dogs in southeastern Connecticut, Kamp Dog also serves wicked-good breakfasts. Hand-cut French fries round out a wonderful menu.