I work in NW DC near the Mayflower Hotel. I have been searching for a true half smoke at several hot dog carts in the immediate area with no success. While they offer "half smokes", what you actually get is a large, spicy hot dog.
I remember the half smoke as an oversized "dog" with more of a sausage flavor and consistency. It has crisp skin that snaps when you bite into it and a nice spicy bite. That is simply not what I am finding.
Am I mistaken in my idea of what a half smoke truly is or have I just been frequenting the wrong hot dog carts? If anyone knows where I can find a half smoke like I mentioned above from a dog cart in the area I would be very appreciative.