Splurging on a Sublime Hot Dog in San Francisco, California
Let’s be frank: $5 is too much to pay for a hot dog. But when you’re way out in the middle of Crissy Field and you’ve stupidly forgotten to pack a snack that smells as good as a cooking sausage, you have little choice but to fork over your hard-earned cash to the only game in town. Maybe the grass-fed beef thing really does make the dogs from Let's Be Frank taste better than your everyday $1 Costco dog, but it’s hard to pick up the flavor subtleties once you’ve elected to drown it under all the Thai chili oil they’ve kindly provided alongside the onions and ketchup. Is $4 too much to pay to learn that Thai chili oil on hot dogs is sublime? Probably. But until you remember to haul out your own hot dogs, buns, condiments, grill, lighter fluid, and tongs on your next Bridge-side trek, don’t be so hard on yourself about it.