Recipes are written in a language all their own, leading amateur cooks to confuse a pinch for a dash or forget that the chef’s word for “water” is “salt.” Trust a native speaker with today’s Groupon.
$19 for a punch card for 10 premium hot dogs (up to a $40 value)
New York Dawg Pound
Helmed by hot-dog enthusiast and veteran restaurateur Will Brown, New York Dawg Pound nestles its inimitable creations inside freshly baked buns in a lively establishment accented by graffiti art, wall murals, and arcade games. Nathan’s 100% all-beef franks, Johnsonville brats, and Hillshire Farm polish sausages are doled out alongside herbivorous delights such as a roasted-carrot Dawg and a chipotle black-bean veggie patty. The comfort-fare emporium also houses toppings that run the gamut from four types of mustard to Chicago-style accoutrements in the form of pickles, onions, tomatoes, and tiny Bears jerseys made out of celery salt. Diners can select from a bevy of sides, such as sweet-potato waffle fries and onion straws, while sipping fountain or bottled Pepsi products.