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Best Hot Dog

  • The NoMad Bar

    10 W. 28th St., nr. Broadway; 347-472-5660

    Although the burger has gone through all sorts of lofty iterations recently, the creation of a truly gourmet hot dog has proved a tougher nut to crack. Daniel Humm and his assistants solve this problem by wrapping their dog in crackly strips of bacon. The fresh-baked bun is buttered on its toasty sides, like a lobster roll. Instead of the usual relish, it’s topped with celery rib, root, and leaf, and instead of onions, there’s a streak of, you guessed it, black-truffle aïoli. The only problem with this opulent little creation, as we see it, is that, unlike the original, it’s pretty much only possible to eat just one.

From the 2015 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine