Food Paradise: Hot Dog Paradise 2

Dig into this super-sized serving of the country's hottest dogs, including a chili-dog feud in Detroit, the deep-fried “Home Wrecker” in West Virginia and a red-hot Miami dog covered in whipped cream.

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Newest Lunch, Schenectady, NY
Newest Lunch, Schenectady, NY

Newest Lunch, Schenectady, NY

Smother the dog with sauce, top it with chopped onions and mustard, and slap it on a freshly-steamed bun, and you’ve got “The Works” at Newest Lunch in Schenectady, NY. 960 1280

  

Newest Lunch, Schenectady, NY

Newest Lunch, Schenectady, NY

Here in upstate New York at Newest Lunch, these sauce-covered dogs are called "Michigans," and just like their Coney Island cousin in the Great Lakes state, their meaty topping is what makes these dogs so delicious. 960 1280

  

Gene and Jude's, Chicago, IL

Gene and Jude's, Chicago, IL

While ketchup is a common compliment to hot dogs and French fries, it's one condiment that is permanently banned from Gene and Jude's in Chicago, IL. 960 1280

  

Doggie Style, Alameda, CA

Doggie Style, Alameda, CA

With such a diverse range of flavors, Doggie Style in Alameda, CA has many regulars eager to try every crazy combination on the menu. 960 1280

  

American Coney Island, Detroit, MI

American Coney Island, Detroit, MI

The paper hat and white apron the cooks wear at American Coney Island in Detroit, MI, play a special part in continuing their old-fashioned tradition. 960 1280

  

American Coney Island, Detroit, MI

American Coney Island, Detroit, MI

From the black and white tile floor to the red, white and blue pennants on the walls, American Coney Island has an old-fashioned and patriotic charm. 960 1280

  

Lafayette Coney Island in Detroit, MI

Lafayette Coney Island in Detroit, MI

Lafayette Coney Island in Detroit, MI, sits several steps to the west of American Coney Island, giving customers a constant source of debate: Who makes the better chili dog? 960 1280

  

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Chef Keith’s background in gourmet cooking comes through in the unique ways he dresses up his pups at Hot Diggity in Philadelphia, PA. 960 1280

  

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

The Philly Surf and Turf Dog at Hot Diggity pays homage to an old Philadelphia classic by wrapping the entire dog in a deep fried fishcake and then topping it with pepper hash. 960 1280

  

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Customers at Hot Diggity dine in the presence of local artwork from Philly-based artist Hawk Krall, who came up with original paintings that portray the menu selections in wiener-wonderful ways. 960 1280

  

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

If making choices isn't your strong suit, then let someone else choose from one of 17 dipping sauces at Hot Diggity on your behalf. 960 1280

  

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Hot Diggity, Philadelphia, PA

Despite all the innovative and creative dogs that span the culinary spectrum, Hot Diggity's version of the traditional Chicago dog remains a favorite among locals. 960 1280

  

La Perrada de Edgar, Miami, FL

La Perrada de Edgar, Miami, FL

With a menu featuring 21 creative combinations, it can be quite a challenge choosing your hot dog at La Perrada de Edgar in Miami. 960 1280

  

La Perrada de Edgar, Miami, FL

La Perrada de Edgar, Miami, FL

La Parrada customers can choose links from Latin American countries like Chile, Argentina, Venezuela and Brazil, all brimming with traditional toppings. 960 1280

  

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, WV

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, WV

Nestled on the east side of the Ohio River, in the town of Lesage, WV, Hillbilly Hot Dogs is truly a backwoods culinary adventure. 960 1280

  

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, WV

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, WV

If you’re looking for something under 3 1/2 pounds, try the egg dog, taco dog, pepperoni dog, junkyard dog, buckeye dog or nacho dog from Hillbilly Hot Dogs. 960 1280

  

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, WV

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, Lesage, WV

Hillbilly Hot Dogs signature dog, the Home Wrecker, is 15 inches long, 2 inches in diameter and smothered with 12 towering toppings. 960 1280

  

Whistle Pig, Niagara Falls, NY

Whistle Pig, Niagara Falls, NY

The kitchen at the Whistle Pig in Niagara Falls, NY, has been cooking up delicious dogs since 1939. 960 1280

  

Whistle Pig, Niagara Falls, NY

Whistle Pig, Niagara Falls, NY

Determined to preserve the local landmark they loved as kids, the Whistle Pig’s owners, Tim Shiah and Dave Bruno, gave the joint a nice, new polish, but kept the mom-and-pop vibe by bringing back the kiddy carnival rides, classic car night and opening an ice cream parlor next door. 960 1280

  

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