8. Crif Dogs

What to eat with a serious cocktail? The boom in innovative bars is in “premium fast food”: burgers, hot dogs and the like. If you’re at PDT in the Lower East Side, call in an order from Crif Dogs next door (which claims to be NYC’s “Number One Wiener”). Esquire recommends the Garden State: a Taylor ham-wrapped dog with chopped pepperoncini, American cheese and mustard.