Sure. Coney Island has Nathan’s and the hoopla surrounding its annual hot dog eating contest, but here, on the other side of the Hudson River in New Jersey, we take hot dogs very seriously. Here is a review, which is not even close to being exhaustive, of some of the more memorable hot dog places in the state. Of those listed, Rutt’s Hut gets my vote. Order up a couple â€œrippers,â€ although I recommend having the chili as an appetizer rather than putting it on the hot dogs. In my view, all they need is some of Ruttâ€™s special mustard.
Special mention must be made of Italian hot dogs, which I believe are unique to Northeast Jersey, and they are simply out of this world. Here is how they are made. I strongly recommend the â€œdouble.â€ I never met anyone who did not like an Italian hot dog.