HAWTHORNE, N.J. -- The classic hot dog, in all its bronzed, charred perfection, holds a special place in the hearts – and stomachs -- of most Americans, especially come summer. July, in fact, is National Hot Dog Month, thanks to the designation by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.
Who Has Passaic County's Best Hot Dogs?
Rutt's Hutt, Clifton
The Hot Grill, Clifton
Goffle Grill, Hawthorne
Hot Diggity Grill, Hawthorne
Jersey Johnny's Grill, Woodland Park
So where’s the best place to slather on the toppings and indulge in the perfect weiner? Daily Voice readers picked five nominees for our DVlicious “Best in Passaic County,” contest, each of which is being profiled this week.
Read below for what makes each nominee a “top dog,” then let your fingers do the clicking. Keep in mind you can vote multiple times, albeit once per day. Voting ends 4 p.m. Thursday, July 28.
Frank Talk: This small, family friendly place with its 1950s retro feel has a cute counter where you can sit and watch the cooks make the Thumann’s weiners and hand-formed burgers on the grill.
Top This: What it lacks in size, Hot Diggity’s makes up for in creativity. Fav dogs with customers include the Flying Hawaiian, which is topped with onions and a pineapple and habenaro salsa; a BLT, a bacon-wrapped pup served on a sub roll with lettuce, tomato and mayo; and the Picnic Dog, a crispy bacon-wrapped weiner with barbecue sauce and home-made cole slaw and served on a toasted club roll.