Danny Meyer Judges the Best Hot Dogs for Your Grill; Where to Drink Outdoors

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Its summer in this weeks magazine, so bring on the hot dogs and outdoor drinking. Danny Meyer tells us which grilled supermarket hot dog tastes like the fried salami I used to have growing up in St. Louis, as well as which ones to skip, in a taste test with Blue Smokes Kenny Callaghan and Public Fares Robb Garceau. Adam Platt ranks the top five exotic restaurant wieners, including Fatty Crabs Asian-fusion dog and the Elettaria chili dog. Pair your dog with a drink alfresco using our guide to the citys outdoor drinking spaces. Woodstock may have been 40 years ago, but the urban hippie is alive and well, composting at home and growing rooftop gardens on Greenpoint warehouses. If youre more into buying your food than growing it, Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld found a new Asian sandwich spot to try: Xie Xie in Hells Kitchen.