Whether grilling at home or ordering from a restaurant, there’s nothing like sinking your teeth into a tasty frankfurter on a hot summer day.

But not all tube steaks are made equally. Since July 19 is National Hot Dog Day, when better to score a juicy foot long from Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers, which won Best Hot Dogs on Long Island in the 2017 Best of Long Island competition for the third year in a row. Of course, there’s also the ever-popular Nathan’s Famous, which was the national company to win the title of Best Hot Dog on LI this year.

Some wiener aficionados prefer to grill their own instead of going the store-bought route. And since July is also National Grilling Month, now’s the time to get in on the BBQ action. The hands-down favorite place to land a new grill to cook those hot dogs is none other than Jetmore Fireplace & BBQ Center, which earned the title of Best Barbecue Store on Long Island in the ’17 Best of LI contest for the sixth straight year.

To find all the other Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestof.longislandpress.com Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Best of Long Island program here.

Ben’s Deli
Multiple Locations. 1-800-344-BENS. bensdeli.net

Nathan’s Famous Restaurant
Multiple Locations. nathansfamous.com

Jetmore Fireplace & BBQ Center
3343 Merrick Rd., Wantagh. 516-882-6293. jetmore.com

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