A local radio guy from here in St. Louis waa at Glen Beck's TV show in New York this past week. He said he or someone in his crowd went across the street to a small restaurant and came back saying they were charging $21.00 for a hot dog.
Does that sound right to any of you New Yorkers?
Not a New Yorker, but it does sound right. I remember reading somewhere on this site about a few places that charge a lot of money for a hot dog. Most of the time it's because it's made from Kobe Beef (probably American Wagyu) and served with some fancy pants toppings on the side.
I had a Kobe beef dog once and it was nothing special. Certainly not worth the high price.
Perhaps this particular place serves the hot dog with foie gras, caviar, broccli rabe, wasabi, cream cheese, avocado, and all the other crap that is part of the disturbing new trend that is "haute dogs". All in an effort to be different and/or justify charging a king's ransom.
I'm here to tell you "THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES!!!"
I'll take a $1.50 Papaya King dog over any $21.00 dog