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Papaya King

  1. field notes
    A Final Trip to Papaya King on the Eve of Its Likely DestructionThe iconic hot-dog counter’s days appear numbered.
  2. closings
    Brooklyn’s Only Papaya King Has ClosedAt least we had two years to relish it.
  3. closings
    The East Village Papaya King Is a GonerA developer will tear down the existing building.
  4. Expansions
    Papaya King Is Following Katz’s to Downtown BrooklynBringing tropical drinks and hot dogs to Flatbush Avenue this December.
  5. Down With The King
    Papaya King Launches Its Own Hot-Dog Truck Next WeekThe portable Papaya will offer all of the dogs and juices and tweet its locations daily.
  6. Grub Guides
    Tropical Delights: A Guide to New York’s Remaining Papaya OutpostsThe Gray’s in the Village may be gone for good, but there are still plenty of other places to get two dogs and a papaya drink.
  7. Video Feed
    Watch Perennial Mayoral Candidate Jimmy McMillan Plug Papaya King Hot DogsThe dog is too damn hot.
  8. Imports
    Does Coney Dog’s Sale Really Say Anything About L.A.’s Appetite?Owner Mike Binder thinks Angelenos have no room for a chili dog.
  9. Sam’s Club
    Papaya King Abdicates Its Throne In HollywoodThe imported restaurant will be replaced by an expanded version of Sayer’s Club.
  10. Mediavore
    Bud Light Amps Up The Alcohol; Vegas Envies Our FukuburgerBe prepared to pass new Bud Light Platinum on the shelves as you reach for your Deschutes and Ballast Point.
  11. Sam’s Club
    What to Expect at SBE’s Mercato di VetroSam Nazarian is chomping at the bit to open his new Italian.
  12. Food Tours
    Daniel Boulud Chooses New York’s Best Nouveau Hot DogA tube-steak taste test with the renowned French chef.
  13. TV Land
    Where Vinny Chase Might Be Eating This SeasonSome predictions on which L.A. restaurants are hot (or lame) enough to make it into Entourage this year.
  14. Mediavore
    SoCal Supermarket Strike Looming; Where to Find E. ColiEmployees at Southern California’s top three grocery giants are readying to strike over health benefits.
  15. Other Cities
    Lines at Papaya King L.A.After just a week.
  16. Neighborhood Watch
    Le Seine Plans Omakase Tuesdays; Spice Table Opens for LunchAlex Reznik will serve eleven guests each week at the sushi bar, while Bryant Ng drops a highly-recommended banh mi on Downtown.
  17. Empire Building
    Papaya King’s L.A. Debut Nears; Ken Friedman Plans His Own Westward MoveFriedman’s next project won’t be another Spotted Pig, but it might be another gastropub.
  18. Closings
    Doggone: Gray’s Papaya Closes Hell’s Kitchen LocationAnother area institution has disappeared.
  19. Sam’s Club
    Papaya King Going HollywoodNazarian is a fairly flashy owner for such an everyday spot, making us cringe that this could be another import that doesn’t quite live up to the original.
  20. Recession Specials
    Gray’s Papaya Unleashes 50-Cent DogsFor an unlimited time!
  21. Reopenings
    Papaya King Gets Naturally Revitalized, Reopens on Upper East SideTime to go bananas!
  22. Reopenings
    Create Your Own Papaya DogPlus, the latest on the Upper East Side store’s reopening.
  23. Openings
    Shack Sneak Attack: Shake Shack Upper East Side Is Now Open!Outdoor seating and new concretes! Yay!
  24. Temporary Closings
    New Owners Plan ‘Whole New Papaya King’The brand’s new 34-year-old operator.
  25. Temporary Closings
    Papaya King Closes After 78 Years, Assures Mid-Summer ReturnWill the Upper East Side store face the fate of its shuttered 14th Street location?
  26. Closings
    Papaya Purge: The King Is Buried on West 14thThe Papaya King on 14th Street meets its end via bagel store.
  27. Closings
    Bagels Will Replace Hot Dogs on Former Papaya King CornerCorner real estate is still very expensive.
  28. Closings
    Papaya Purge: The King Is Vanquished on 14th StreetAnother Papaya gone.
  29. Closings
    Another Papaya Dog Goes to HeavenAnother Papaya King knockoff has bit the dust.
  30. User’s Guide
    A Brief History of Restaurant Rip-off LawsuitsMr. Chow isn’t the first to sue for identity theft. But could he be the first to win?
  31. Wienerville
    Canadian Fails to Grasp That New York Is Center of Hot-Dog UniverseA new documentary absurdly declares L.A. the “hot-dog capital of the United States.”
  32. For Sale
    Up for Grabs: Isabella’s, Forbidden City, Papaya King, and OthersWhat’s the three-level meatpacking club that’s up for sale?
  33. NewsFeed
    Wafflegänger Haunts Wafels & Dinges TruckYesterday, ‘Time Out’ brought news that a second truck, Dot, would be joining one-year-old Sugar in the Treat Truck fleet, and now Eater informs us that another waffle truck is on the prowl, near Astor Place.
  34. Neighborhood Watch
    Ramen Rivalry About to Boil Over in the East Village?Astoria: All pints of Lagunitas beer will be $4 tonight at Sunswick on 35th Avenue at 35th Street. The bar food is supposedly pretty good, too. [Joey in Astoria] Clinton Hill: Don’t get too excited over that fancy new organic market going up on Lexington Avenue near Grand Avenue; it’s part of a set for a Steve Martin flick. [Clinton Hill Blog] East Village: Momofuku responds to Setagaya’s claims that its ramen is more authentic… [Eater] And the Tokyo-based chain has already lured crowds of diners — and impressed them. [Eat for Victory/VV] The Sunday Greenmarket now has a Hamptons-based fishmonger. [Gothamist] Harlem: Fishers of Men has expanded to 125th Street, and rather than oust Papaya King from the space, the seafood restaurant has opted to share it. [Uptown Flavor] McCarren Park: JellyNYC’s summer pool parties kicked off the series this weekend with dodgeball, Slip ‘n Slide, Brooklyn Beer, and grilled grub (and we have video). [Down by the Hipster] Midwood: DiFara is once again up and running. [Slice] Park Slope: Union Market will bring its fresh produce to a long-empty storefront on Seventh Avenue, but there’s concern over nearby mom-and-pop grocers. [The Brooklyn Paper] Ridgewood: Butcher Karl Ehmer inspired such love of meat in a young girl that she now sells meat-inspired pillows to “hipsters, artists and Western Europeans.” [The Food Section]
  35. Mediavore
    Were You Aware That Chinese Takeout Is High in Salt and Fat?Shocking health news of the day: Chinese food, at least the kind we eat in New York, is outrageously salty and fatty. [NYP] Meanwhile, Chinese buns are only getting more popular in the city’s better restaurants. [NYDN] Bret Thorn, Nation’s Restaurant News’ restaurant blogger and a longtime observer of the scene, gives his Beard Award picks. [Foodservice Blog/Nation’s Restaurant News]
  36. Ask a Waiter
    Papaya King’s Alexander Poulus Serves Franks to Martha Stewart, Referees FightsAlexander Poulus was working as an engineer five years after graduating from NYU, but when his uncle Gus, the founder of Papaya King, offered to bring him into the company, he couldn’t refuse. For 35 years, he has seen the Upper East Side location (which is about to celebrate its 75th anniversary) through stolen tip jars, windows shattered by brawling drunks, and of course the snappy service of countless hot dogs that are “Tastier Than Filet Mignon.”
  37. Openings
    Papaya King Plots Hot-Dog Imperialism The recent price hike at Gray’s isn’t the only change afoot in the papaya world: Gray’s predecessor Papaya King, which recently opened locations in La Guardia and JFK, is poised to open two more stands — the first next month in Clifton, New Jersey, in the Corrado’s shopping center, and another one in the middle of the year near the Sears store at Fordham Road and Webster Avenue in the Bronx. President and CEO Dan Horan says he thinks the city can absorb 35 to 40 Papaya Kings and has already earmarked fifteen potential locations. Not only that, he’s opening another stand in Baltimore’s BWI airport in early 2007 and looking at opportunities as far west as Los Angeles. So why are there currently just three Manhattan locations? Apparently, rising rents and competition from banks eyeing the same 500-square-foot corner spaces are to blame. We’d much rather blow $1.79 on a Papaya dog (handmade from bull’s beef, unlike those of his competitors, Horan points out) than on unsavory ATM fees. — Daniel Maurer Earlier: Bummer Indeed: Gray’s Papaya Finally Raises Prices
  38. NewsFeed
    Bummer Indeed: Gray’s Papaya Finally Raises PricesWhen Gray’s Papaya announced in September that the price of its Al Franken–endorsed frank was to go up from 95 cents, founder Nicholas A. B. Gray was keeping mum about the math. We visited the Sixth Avenue location this weekend and can now report that as of the beginning of the month, the price is $1.25. This exceeds even the 25-cent jump (from 50 cents to 75 cents) of 1999. Still more devastating, the Recession Special — two dogs and a small drink — has gone from $2.75 to $3.50. Not that we would forsake Gray’s for an inferior imitator, but when we called every other listed Papaya stand in the city, we made an all-too-sobering discovery: These days you’ll have to go out to Queens to get a 95-cent frank. Here’s how much fourteen different dogs will set you back.