Despite Nathan's being more well-known, Charles Feltman is widely regarded as the inventor of the Hot Dog. As a German immigrant who opened a food stand on the Coney Island Boardwalk in 1867, he sought an easier way to eat frankfurters on the beach, or while walking. He popped the sausage into a custom made elongated bun and made a fortune.
Feltman’s is the original New York City hot dog, and die-hard fans say it’s still the best. To find out if that’s true, in this episode of Cult Following host Serena Dai stops by to test the classic fare.
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