Yet Another 'Best by State' article: United States of Meat
When you understand the rules they made, not too bad...
Quibbles: Like New York for hot dogs, but as usual, they forget there is someplace beyond NYC. What makes New York STATE as a whole the dog capital of the world, it is the idea that you can travel along the Thruway upstate between each of the major cities, and each city has its own amazing local hot dog packer - the troika of Buffalo(Sahlens), Rochester(Zweigles) and Syracuse (Hofmanns) alone could stake NY's claim to hot dog immortality. Not to mention the dozens of towns that have their own version of Texas Weiners/chili dogs. etc.
Kansas for burnt ends? Maybe - but you don't have to make excuses for it by citing Oklahoma Joe's