JFK's famous admission, "I am a Berliner," came as a surprise to many people who thought he seemed more like a frankfurter or a polish sausage. Resemble your regional red hot with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of specialty hot dogs and drinks at America's Top Dog.
Slow-grilled all-beef hot dogs, house-made condiments, and fresh baked buns abound at this hot-dog haven. Top Dog's four-page menu exhibits the restaurant's enthusiasm for naturally-encased meats organized according to flavorful regions of America. Laud local fare by biting into the Georgia Dog ($5.25), a spicy jumbo dog topped with chow chow, spicy chili, house-made pimento cheese, and cole slaw. Top Dog's southern-style onion rings ($3.50) make palate pals with strangers' sausages, such as the NY Deli Dog wrapped in swiss, horseradish mustard, sauerkraut, and hot pastrami ($6.95), or the Cubs Dog topped with mustard, relish, onion, cucumber sport peppers, tomato, pickle, and celery salt ($3.75). Creative customers can cover up Original Top Dogs ($2.79) with their choice of 40 different house-made toppings, sheltering them from confusion caused by lookalike links and the baton-snatching hands of passing relay racers.