Hot Dog Pete’s

This casual counter-service spot in Summerhill offers nine hot dog builds, each served on brioche buns baked fresh daily from Alon’s Bakery. Sure, upgrade your all-beef frank to a jalapeño cheddarwurst or chicken sausage, but just skip the Pete’s Special Dog build, which ironically contains nothing special unless you count the sour, smoky original meat sauce (even thinking about it now makes us slightly queasy). The standout is the Green Thumb with arugula, avocado, and a pickled pepper relish that tastes so incredibly fresh you'll do a double take to make sure you aren’t eating a salad instead. Sitting beneath their covered patio, with a hot dog in one hand and a milkshake in the other, makes us feel nostalgic for a small town life that we’ve never actually had.

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