Most people cite Gray's Papaya for good hot dogs, but if you're looking for more bang for your buck, your best bet is in Chinatown at Jumbo Hot Dog, where you can get a filling hot dog for 92¢ ($1 once you add tax). Cheap Ass Food crunched some numbers for comparison on their last visit: Gray's dogs are 5 inches in length and 5/8 inches in diameter, while this quarter-pound jumbo wiener clocks in at 6 inches and 1.25 inches in diameter. Onions, relish, and sauerkraut cost an extra 25¢ each. Our man Ed Levine stopped by two years ago and wasn't too crazy about them. Perhaps it's time for a second visit, Ed?
Jumbo Hot Dog
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