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Hot Diggity Grill In Hawthorne Strives For Win In DVlicious Contest

The BLT Dog at Hot Diggity Grill in Hawthorne is a bacon-lover's dream.
The BLT Dog at Hot Diggity Grill in Hawthorne is a bacon-lover's dream. Photo Credit: Yelp
Who would ever think of putting pineapple on a weiner? But it works at Hot Diggity Grill, a family run restaurant in Hawthorne.
Who would ever think of putting pineapple on a weiner? But it works at Hot Diggity Grill, a family run restaurant in Hawthorne. Photo Credit: Yelp
Hot Diggity Grill in Hawthorne, N.J., has a retro vibe.
Hot Diggity Grill in Hawthorne, N.J., has a retro vibe. Photo Credit: Facebook

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.

Poll
Who Has Passaic County's Best Hot Dogs?
Final Results Voting Closed

Who Has Passaic County's Best Hot Dogs?

  • Rutt's Hutt, Clifton
    53%
  • The Hot Grill, Clifton
    44%
  • Goffle Grill, Hawthorne
    1%
  • Hot Diggity Grill, Hawthorne
    1%
  • Jersey Johnny's Grill, Woodland Park
    0%

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.

Hot Diggity Grill, 204 Diamond Bridge Ave., Hawthorne, (973) 949-4905

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.

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