Boardwalk Hot Dog (Brooklyn)
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Like funnel cake and ice cream, hot dogs are standard boardwalk fare – but not all specimens are created equal.

Get it: Make a pilgrimage to Coney Island, Brooklyn, and the original Nathan's Famous, where hot dogs have been peddled since 1916. Expect a long line for your turn to scarf down a grilled, all-beef Nathan's dog amid the salty air and carnival atmosphere. 1310 Surf Ave., Brooklyn, NY