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MONSTER Hot Dogs at Frank N Burger!


Restaurants & Bars New York State (exc. NYC)

MONSTER Hot Dogs at Frank N Burger!

longislandsbest | | May 12, 2010 02:10 PM

The Bountiful Gourmet has been missing in action for the past few weeks, but that means he was on the road, finding more great places to eat at ridiculous prices. Frank N Burger is our pick of the month. Located in St. James, not far from the Stony Brook campus, this new hot spots serves gargantuan-sized hot dogs that would make Dracula take a bite. The hot dogs are specially made, 12” long and the size of baseball bats. Let me assure you, there is nothing subtle about this dog, but it is delicious. On the Frank N Dog you can have up to 12 toppings for free, including bacon, ketchup, mustard, their special pink sauce, sautéed onions, ham, pineapple, mozzarella cheese and crushed potato chips. The price? An obscene $3.75. You heard me right. $3.75. For the price of a Nathan’s hot dog, you can have a work of art. And the combo, which comes with fries and a soda, is only $6.25. Who is the mad scientist behind this masterpiece? His name is Mauricio, and he and his family have restaurants in Suffolk. Using special ingredients, the dogs are fabulous, and they come on a roll specially made for the big 12 incher. Also on the menu is a huge Frank N Burger, a pound + of grilled perfection. It also comes with the same ingredients as the Dog. Think you’re a big eater? Try the Burger and Hot Dog in one sitting. You might also like the Wolf Dog, a behemoth smothered in chili with Monterey jack cheese, the Zombie Corn Dog, a foot long hot dog with special syrup, honey and whipped cream. Obscene, no? Newest item on the menu is the Medusa Burger, which challenges the gastro-intestinal tract with chili, sautéed onions, cheddar cheese and jalapeno poppers. This is for those who like it hot and aren’t afraid to admit it. Don’t miss Frank N Burger’s Hot Dog Challenge this summer. Frank N Burger is located at 739 Middle Country Rd, one block east of Lake Ave in St. James. Phone is 631-780-5693. It’s located across the street from Nathan’s Hot Dogs, but you’ll know you’re in the right place. This is the one with the lines. Other recent finds…. D’Angelo’s, 918 E. Jericho Tpke, Huntington Station 631-424-0653: Famous for its carousel styled façade and its trucks in Queens, D’Angelo’s is on the culinary map because of its sausage, onion and pepper heroes. They’re big taste and the grill sizzles with the peppers and onions as you wait. A Philly Cheese steak was decent, plenty of tasty rib eye steak but we wish the hero was larger. For $7.75 it should be. Hot dogs are jumbo Sabrett’s, which has earned D’Angelo’s accolades. A good place to stop and relax and very helpful staff. European Republic…New York Ave, Huntington Village. It’s been a while since we’ve been here. The Belgian style fries are still the big draw and they come with your choice of nearly 20 toppings. Parmesan is our favorite. You can have a combo for a measly $7.49 that includes a wrap and a big 16-ounce bottle of soda. The Republic is open late and is great for a quick pick up when you’re visiting Long Island’s Greenwich Village. There’s nearly two dozen items on the menu, and all are well worth the trip. But oh, those fries ... crispy and crunchy. Paradise by the dashboard light.

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