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Will Brooklyn’s original hot dog please stand up? For almost a century, Nathan’s has enjoyed a largely unchallenged run as the inventor of the frankfurter. But as Brooklyn history aficionados like Michael Quinn will emphatically inform you, Feltman’s actually predated the Coney Island institution by over 40 years (Nathan Handwerker was said to have apprenticed there), with owner, Charles, evolving from pie wagon pusher to boardwalk behemoth, presiding over a block-long empire comprised of nine...
Ever since a German gentleman named Charles Feltman debuted a “red hot” cart on the Coney Island boardwalk back in 1867 (and was eventually, enduringly succeeded by one-time apprentice, Nathan Handwerker), Brooklyn has been inextricably linked with hot dogs. And come summer, demand increases exponentially for the borough’s signature, beach and ballfield-friendly dish, which is why we’ve rounded up 10 of our very favorite franks. Feltman’s Back in Brooklyn after 62 years, Nathan’s predecessor, Feltman’s, has...
Before Katz's Deli and Bun-Ker and about 38 other food vendors set up shop in Downtown Brooklyn next fall, inside Dekalb Market Hall, another New York food legend will open nearby to help fill in the food gap: Papaya King. Eater reports that you will be able to acquire every New Yorker's preferred fruit-drink-hot dog combination, from native-Brooklyn owner Wayne Rosenbaum, on the corner of Nevins Street and Flatbush Avenue Extension, starting in December. It will be Brooklyn's first...
Since Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, it’s only appropriate to prime ourselves for a season of smoked meat and frozen treats by commemorating the holiday with these ultimate, warm-weather foods. Barbecue at Fletcher’s Riis Beach: After being ousted from their Williamsburg home, the team behind Brooklyn Night Bazaar is organizing the Riis Beach Bazaar this summer instead, and they’re bringing vendors like Fletcher’s along for the ride. And as much as we...

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