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South Florida's 10 Must Have Hot Dogs

Essential franks to try out this summer

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Hot dogs aren't just for New York City's streets and baseball stadiums. They can be found all over the Miami area from traditional to Chicago style, Colombian, and even some with a little added South Florida flare.

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Arbetter Hot Dogs

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Chile Dogs- Arbetter's is one of those family run joints that has been around since the 60s where your parents probably remember going to growing up. Not much has changed since then. They're still shelling out their famous Chile Dogs: a custom blend of beef and pork- simmered, not boiled or grilled – then pilled high with chile, cheese, mustard, onions, sauerkraut and relish. For all you soda drinkers out there, suck it up and say you "Love Larry Bird" or else you'll be forking out an extra 25-cents for fountain refills. Cash Only.

D-Dog House Restaurant & Bar

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Open from lunch to late-night, D-Dog House adds some kick to the world famous Nathan's beef link with their specialty Mexican hot dog. Layered with Monterey Jack cheese, jalapeno, pico de gallo and fresh guacamole this hot dog will have your head spinning and taste buds tingling, or maybe thats just the music and neon lights?

Dogma Grill

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If you're a vegetarian my bet is that you're already familiar Dogma's Veggie Dog, but just in case you're not, they have one and you need to try it. Not to say their all- beef dogs, Italian sausages, or bratwursts aren't worth trying – far from it – but if you're the least bit familiar with the agonizing loss of the Veggie Dog and then its glorious return to the menu then you know it's worth mentioning here.

Hot Diggity Dogs

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Chicago Dog- Hidden behind a white picket fence and a couple of palm trees right off 95 on Griffin road, Hot Diggity Dogs and More is one of those mom-and-pop, hot dog shacks you thought were no longer around. If you're looking for a taste of the Windy City this is the place in South Florida to throw down for a Chicago Style hot dog with mustard, relish, onions, tomato, peppers, pickles, celery salt, and a poppy seed bun. Cash Only.

House Of Dog

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This Dive bar/ hole-in-the-wall/ retro inspired hot spot is the perfect place to get your Kosher hot dog fix while at the same time being the best place to build your own Frankenstein monster. With over 75 different toppings to choice from you have no excuse for not constructing the ultimate hot dog. All of its hot dogs and sausages are beer boiled in PBR with onions and spices then you add the Toppings, which is followed by their Better Toppings selection, next you choose between 20 different sauces, and finally your choice of bun. Just incase you're overwhelmed, they put together two dozen specialty dogs for you to choose from. Not sure if that made things any easier.

La Moon

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For over 20 years, La Moon has been a beacon of hope for late-night food seekers along with those just looking for a little taste of traditional Colombian fare. Known for quite some time by locals as one of the best hot dogs or "perro calientes" around, and immortalized by Man vs Food in 2010, The Super Moon Perro is a Colombian style dog with smoked sausage, cheese, bacon, potato chips, a checker board of five sauces, and topped off by a solitary quail egg.

La Perrada de Edgar

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Colombian-La Perrada de Edgar may represent hot dog styles from all around the world, but the most popular still remains the Colombian. It's the first one Anthony Bourdain had while he was visiting Miami. Owner, Edgar Gomez's Colombian roots shine through the quality of the perro calientes, mozzarella cheese, onion, ketchup, mustard, potato sticks and collection of three sauces: pink, house and cheese.

Pincho Factory

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You might think Pincho Factory is only good for it's burgers, but you couldn't be further from the truth. Take their Cartel Dog: a 100% kosher beef hot dog with bacon, potato sticks, and smothered with mango and home-made pink sauce. Also, keep your eye out for their chalk board. They love to run specials.

Sweet Dogs 305

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You don't go to Sweet Dogs for a traditional hot dog. You can get those anywhere. What you're looking for is their signature set-up: The Sweet Dog with Home Sauce, smoked bacon, dragged through the garden with sweet peppers, onions, and crispy La Choy noodles.

The Clevelander

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Win or lose, a trip to Marlin's stadium is incomplete without grabbing a ballpark dog from FanFeast or Kosher Korner. That being said, if you're looking to up your hot dog game to the majors the Clevelander's Magnum Hot Dog is your closing pitcher. It's a Chicago style all-beef, bacon-wrapped foot long dog with onions, pickles, tomatoes, and sauerkraut.- just the thing to shut down your hunger for the rest of the game.

Arbetter Hot Dogs

Chile Dogs- Arbetter's is one of those family run joints that has been around since the 60s where your parents probably remember going to growing up. Not much has changed since then. They're still shelling out their famous Chile Dogs: a custom blend of beef and pork- simmered, not boiled or grilled – then pilled high with chile, cheese, mustard, onions, sauerkraut and relish. For all you soda drinkers out there, suck it up and say you "Love Larry Bird" or else you'll be forking out an extra 25-cents for fountain refills. Cash Only.

D-Dog House Restaurant & Bar

Open from lunch to late-night, D-Dog House adds some kick to the world famous Nathan's beef link with their specialty Mexican hot dog. Layered with Monterey Jack cheese, jalapeno, pico de gallo and fresh guacamole this hot dog will have your head spinning and taste buds tingling, or maybe thats just the music and neon lights?

Dogma Grill

If you're a vegetarian my bet is that you're already familiar Dogma's Veggie Dog, but just in case you're not, they have one and you need to try it. Not to say their all- beef dogs, Italian sausages, or bratwursts aren't worth trying – far from it – but if you're the least bit familiar with the agonizing loss of the Veggie Dog and then its glorious return to the menu then you know it's worth mentioning here.

Hot Diggity Dogs

Chicago Dog- Hidden behind a white picket fence and a couple of palm trees right off 95 on Griffin road, Hot Diggity Dogs and More is one of those mom-and-pop, hot dog shacks you thought were no longer around. If you're looking for a taste of the Windy City this is the place in South Florida to throw down for a Chicago Style hot dog with mustard, relish, onions, tomato, peppers, pickles, celery salt, and a poppy seed bun. Cash Only.

House Of Dog

This Dive bar/ hole-in-the-wall/ retro inspired hot spot is the perfect place to get your Kosher hot dog fix while at the same time being the best place to build your own Frankenstein monster. With over 75 different toppings to choice from you have no excuse for not constructing the ultimate hot dog. All of its hot dogs and sausages are beer boiled in PBR with onions and spices then you add the Toppings, which is followed by their Better Toppings selection, next you choose between 20 different sauces, and finally your choice of bun. Just incase you're overwhelmed, they put together two dozen specialty dogs for you to choose from. Not sure if that made things any easier.

La Moon

For over 20 years, La Moon has been a beacon of hope for late-night food seekers along with those just looking for a little taste of traditional Colombian fare. Known for quite some time by locals as one of the best hot dogs or "perro calientes" around, and immortalized by Man vs Food in 2010, The Super Moon Perro is a Colombian style dog with smoked sausage, cheese, bacon, potato chips, a checker board of five sauces, and topped off by a solitary quail egg.

La Perrada de Edgar

Colombian-La Perrada de Edgar may represent hot dog styles from all around the world, but the most popular still remains the Colombian. It's the first one Anthony Bourdain had while he was visiting Miami. Owner, Edgar Gomez's Colombian roots shine through the quality of the perro calientes, mozzarella cheese, onion, ketchup, mustard, potato sticks and collection of three sauces: pink, house and cheese.

Pincho Factory

You might think Pincho Factory is only good for it's burgers, but you couldn't be further from the truth. Take their Cartel Dog: a 100% kosher beef hot dog with bacon, potato sticks, and smothered with mango and home-made pink sauce. Also, keep your eye out for their chalk board. They love to run specials.

Sweet Dogs 305

You don't go to Sweet Dogs for a traditional hot dog. You can get those anywhere. What you're looking for is their signature set-up: The Sweet Dog with Home Sauce, smoked bacon, dragged through the garden with sweet peppers, onions, and crispy La Choy noodles.

The Clevelander

Win or lose, a trip to Marlin's stadium is incomplete without grabbing a ballpark dog from FanFeast or Kosher Korner. That being said, if you're looking to up your hot dog game to the majors the Clevelander's Magnum Hot Dog is your closing pitcher. It's a Chicago style all-beef, bacon-wrapped foot long dog with onions, pickles, tomatoes, and sauerkraut.- just the thing to shut down your hunger for the rest of the game.

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