How did we decide on America's best hot dog? First, we enlisted tasters: three frank-obsessed guys from the blog Serious Eats (, who promptly hit the road, chowing down on franks in no fewer than 56 cities and towns. Somewhere between Maine and Arizona, it became clear that we are in the middle of a hot dog renaissance.

By Rachael Ray Every Day
November 01, 2005
Standout Sixty Four

We're offering our list of the best 64 hot-dog stands around the country, split up into region. Check back often: We'll be revealing the winners of each bracket -- march-madness style. Will your favorite frank make the cut?