The appropriation of street food by trendy food people has yet to peak. The latest casualty: hot dogs. Bacon-wrapped for lunch at Wexler’s in San Francisco; Southeast Asian–style with shrimp paste and pickled garlic at NYC’s Fatty Crab; spicy and natural at LA’s The Golden State.
For a beautiful look at old-school Chicago dogs (they put giant slices of pickles on them!) go here. Or check out New York mag’s Adam Platt’s food-porny slideshow of dogs with nouveau toppings.