It's the original restaurant in the Nathan's chain, and host of the legendary annual hot dog eating contest. So seemed like a good place to get a hot dog. But the chili on my chili-cheese dog was runny and nowhere near spicy enough, and the cheese was flavourless. A heartbreaking end to a disappointing afternoon.
It certainly wasn't a patch on my home made version. Topped with left-over chili spiked with extra hot sauce, and plenty of grated extra mature cheddar, you could never accuse this dog of lacking in flavour.
I put the whole thing in the microwave for 20 seconds to melt the cheese and soften up the bun, and then topped it with fried onions.
If you want a job done right, sometimes you've just got to do it yourself.