ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In Albuquerque, one local eatery has emerged as a top dog in a national ranking of the best franks in the USA.
Dog House Drive-In, which was featured prominently on several episodes of TV’s “Breaking Bad,” has been named the restaurant in New Mexico with the best hot dog by the website People.com.
People.com said it partnered with the editors of Food & Wine to find the best hot dogs in every state and the District of Columbia. Here’s what the website had to say about Dog House, which is located at 1216 Central SW:
“This no-frills spot on Route 66 serves footlong chili dogs (served with red or green chiles), tater tots and a killer Frito pie.”
Jimmie Hartley, who has owned the Dog House for 50 of its 70 years in business, said he wasn’t too surprised to hear about the restaurant’s top ranking. While he’s in the dark about the methodology used to qualify it as the best, he believes that the editors may have dug through thousands of user ratings or articles touting its signature food item. “We’re also on the ‘Breaking Bad’ tour,” he said, adding about 10-15 people a day are outside the building taking pictures of the landmark structure, which has a giant neon dachshund sign perched atop the tiny eatery.
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