Oct 12 2016

The Ten Best Hot Dogs in Miami


Known for its empanadas and fritas cubanas, Miami might not seem like a hot-dog hotbed, but frankly, delicious takes on the formerly all-American classic exist. You just have to know where to look.


Prodigious beef-and-bun combinations can be found at restaurants that are turning the standard ketchup-mustard-relish ménage à trois into a more gourmet affair. Unlikely places like Asian-inspired Sakaya Kitchen tops its dog with homemade kimchee and crisp tater tots, while Dogma and House of Dog — artisanal joints focused on the frankfurter — continue to celebrate the hot dog via creative interpretations.


Though they vary in flavor, inspiration, size, and form, Miami’s breed of dogs surpasses expectations on so many levels. Ten of the best are below.



The hot dogs at this pork-product emporium are not for the faint of heart and require a large appetite. Dubbed “sausage sandwiches” for a more sophisticated approach to the basic dog, they each come on a baguette that holds favorites such as Italian sausage ($9) and Okeechobee wild boar ($9). Bite into a spicy Thai sausage ($9), topped with spicy mayo, cilantro, pickle slaw, and crushed nuts, for a little heat in your meal. Wrap some bacon around your sausage of choice for $3.


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