No need to rub your eyes… yes, that’s a hot dog topped with mac & cheese with toasted bread crumbs on a grilled New England style bun. They also come wrapped in bacon, topped with guacamole, chili, or even a fried egg. Pretty cool hot dog menu at Bud’s Ale House. 34-02 Steinway, Astoria | www.budsalehouse.com
Just a few blocks away from the 7 train on 111th Street on the way to Flushing Meadows Corona Park are a few street vendors. If you get hungry, try a stick of barbecued chicken. It’s simply seasoned and for an extra kick throw some hot sauce on it. If that’s not enough, add a side of salchipapas (hot dogs and french fries) and wash it down with some horchata.