I demand a recount. What no Thumann's or Bests??? From todays New York Post
AND THE WIENER IS . . .
HEBREW NATIONAL JUDGED TOP DOG
By DAN KADISON
June 13, 2007 -- Frankly speaking, Hebrew National hot dogs are the best of the wurst.
Consumer Reports magazine fed its testers 620 hot dogs representing 23 brands.
And when they finished stuffing themselves, Hebrew National's kosher beef franks turned out to be the chosen ones.
Not that other wieners didn't come close to cutting the mustard.
Nathan's Famous Skinless Beef Franks took second place, while Boar's Head Skinless Beef Franks came in third.
The top three dogs "stood out from the others" because of their taste, the magazine said.
At the Roxy Delicatessen in Times Square yesterday, David Mersfelder, 36, a motorcycle test engineer from Milwaukee, Wis., was enjoying a foot-long Hebrew National hot dog.
"They're great; I had them before," said Mersfelder. "They're all flavor."
Philip Reklitis, 24, of Queens, also gave Hebrew National dogs a rave review.
"I like the beef flavor," said Reklitis, who ought to know, since he works as a cook.
"They're nice and tasty and juicy."
Another spot that serves Hebrew National dogs is the Sweet Café in Central Park.
The stand offers a simple $4 hot dog, as well as $6 designer dogs, including one with pineapple and bacon bits and another with buffalo sauce and blue cheese.
"You get a real meaty bite," said Sweet Café clerk Guy Brooks, 19.
"It's what you expect a New York hot dog to be."
Trisha DeGraaf, a tourist from the Netherlands, pronounced her Hebrew National dog "just right."
Former Gov. Mario Cuomo, who happened to be walking through Times Square, was diplomatic about New York's favored snack.
They all got his vote.
"You can find a bad hot dog, of course, but overall, one hot dog is as good as another," he said.
The magazine said its winner made the top of the "very good" list because none of the contenders rated "excellent."
"None of the dogs we tested had the right balance of flavor and texture needed to score an excellent rating," it said in its July issue.
"But several came very close and, on a bun, topped with your favorite condiments, they could make for a perfectly satisfying experience."
All the dogs were cooked on a "concession-style" rolling grill, the magazine said. firstname.lastname@example.org