2012 Winners

For a photo guide to all the winners, check out Serious Eats’ review.

Top Dog/Audience Favorites

1st Place

The Nick Mangold Over The Line Dog
Chefs Joseph Maino and Sal Coluccio
It isn’t grilled, it isn’t steamed, it isn’t boiled. A little spicy, a little sweet, with some crunch tossed in the mix as well. This dog is the Lord of The Rings of hot dogs, the hot dog to rule them ALL

2nd Place

Anarchy Dog
Chefs Laena McCarthy and Eric Sherman
What happens when the Meat King and the Jam Queen of New York City make a hotdog? Anarchy! Get ready, there will be duck, beer and jelly involved.

3rd Place

My Belly’s Mexican Dog-Popper
Chefs Shawn Reilly and Jim Mather
30-second fried Applegate all beef hot dog covered in a black bean puree, wrapped in a cotija arepa, served with a chilled jalapeno vinaigrette.

 

Pro Row Super Weenie

1st Place

El Meat Hook Hot Dog
Team The Meat Hook
Housemade pasture-raised beef and pork hot dog in natural lamb casing. Topped with roasted jalapenos, Kewpie mayo and housemade Mexican coleslaw.

2nd Place

Daughters Alsacian Dog
Marlow & Daughters
In the style of choucroute garnie. Housemade all-beef smoked hot dog topped with our own sauerkraut, smoked bacon and mustard–all nestled into a challah bun from our friends at Hot Bread Kitchen.

 

Best In Show/Judges Favorite

1st Place

Father and Son
Chefs Ashley Berman and Ericka Martins
Beef hot dog topped with veal ragu, gremolata, pickled chili, aged provolone, crushed funyons, on a bone marrow butter toasted bun

2nd Place

Anarchy Dog
Chefs Laena McCarthy and Eric Sherman
What happens when the Meat King and the Jam Queen of New York City make a hotdog? Anarchy! Get ready, there will be duck, beer and jelly involved.

3rd Place

The Detox Dog
Chefs Eric Childs and Alexei Taylor
Eat your way through a DETOX DOG today! Ripe sweet melon, spicy Ginger, and probiotic Kombucha slaw in a mineral-rich Nori wrap. Energize your day the natural way!

4th Place

The 99% Dog
Chefs Basil Lee and Kevin Stafford
Occupy Delicious. A perfectly grilled wiener topped with ooey gooey chilly mac and cheese, crispy onion frito crunch and pickled bird pepper relish.  Occupy your face.

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