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For the fourth year in a row, I present the 100 most exciting dishes I’ve consumed during my food adventures around the five boroughs. Look for another five dishes every few days.

Apologies to Lady Gaga, but meat sculptures were invented a long time ago. Maybe we didn’t wear them like the pop icon does, but as soon as people realized they could chop up meat and reform it into a tube, casing, or mold, we started eating them. And we’re still at it. Here are five meat shapes that tasted as good as they looked.

NUMBER 35: PIGS IN A BLANKET at BROOKLYN PIGGIES

Pigs in a Blanket at BROOKLYN PIGGIES

Just like every other childhood delight, the pig in a blanket has been reinvented by a Brooklyn-based company with good intentions. Brooklyn Piggies can be found at most of the summer food markets, like Smorgasburg, doling out little nuggets of deliciousness. These weenies are a smoky blend of beef and sausage wrapped in a buttery and tender puff pastry blanket. A dip into some spicy brown mustard, it’s a wonder we’ve suffered through mediocre microwaved cocktail nibbles for so long. Price: 3 pieces for $5

BROOKLYN PIGGIES
Available at Smorgasburg:
80 North 5th Street (at Wythe Avenue),
Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Winter Location: Saturdays and Sundays)
brooklynpiggies.com

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Hot Dog Recap

It was no surprise that my hot dog search was littered with double entendres and childish snickers. And this post will be more of the same. Try to control yourself, if you can.

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Category: Hot Dogs

My search for the best hot dog in New York continues….

SADLY, LOS PERROS LOCOS IS NOW CLOSED.

LOS PERROS LOCOS, 201 Allen Street (at Houston Street), Lower East Side

When I lived in Astoria, I discovered the joy of South American hot dogs. I didn’t even realize there was such a thing. But just like every region of the US has their version of hot dogs with specific toppings (check out this amazing guide), so do many of the countries of our neighboring continent to the South.

In Astoria, I was blessed with living close to the San Antonio Bakery #2 which specializes in Chilean pastries and the infamous completo – a hot dog topped with guacamole, tomatoes, onions, and a drizzle of mayonnaise. I do miss it terribly and have not had a proper South American hot dog since leaving the borough of Queens.

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Category: Hot Dogs

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