Now that we’re all officially sick of leftover turkey, it’s time to turn our attention to food that has nothing whatsoever to do with the holidays: hot dogs.
The best, newest hot dog hits NYC tonight. The Stupak Dog is the latest ode to a star chef to go on the menu at the legendary bar PDT. It also serves as a welcome to Alex Stupak, who recently opened Empellon Al Pastor down the block from PDT. At Al Pastor, Stupak is serving outrageous tacos, namely the signature al pastor taco made with marinated spit-roasted pork and pineapple. PDT's Stupak Dog features a deep-fried Crif Dog's hot dog topped with spicy pickled cabbage, salsa de arbol and Drunken Black Beans.
The Stupak Dog is brilliant for many reasons. The number one one reason is those Drunken Black Beans, which boast the leftover roast pork from those killer al pastor tacos. It happens that Stupak invariabily has leftover meat at the end of the night. “I decided to chop the pork off the spit, throw it in with some black beans and simmer them in beer. At the end I add a shot of mezcal. And that’s Drunken Black Beans.”