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Best Vegetarian Hot Dog

Nighthawks

To the average carnivore, replacing a frank with a carrot sounds like heresy. But hear us out: With a meal like this, it's not about the base, but the fixins. The bun and "dog" simply serve as a conveyor for the kind of stuff (fancy mayo, liquid cheese, pickled onion) one doesn't usually chow down on without accompaniment. At Nighthawks, you can sub any selection from the hot dog menu for a carrot "dog." The Nighthawk is loaded with dill mayo, spicy cheese, fiery mustard, crunchy pickled veggies, and shoestring potatoes. The Omega Moo is a Greek sample platter, with feta, pepperoncini, olives, tomatoes, and pickled onion. The Minnesoter is a pescetarian picnic, loaded with potato salad, fermented cucumbers, salmon roe, and pickled herring. Never has a carrot sandwich been so satisfying.

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