First things first: This is not a half-smoke map (for that, click here.) This is not a guide to brats or sausages, either. It’s a list of places to go in the Washington area when a craving hits for a tried-and-true hot dog. That’s not to say these hot dogs are boring, though. Flavor inspirations on this map span across regional American styles, with stopovers in Guatemala, Germany, and Japan. No matter the interpretation, the American classic shines at these 15 spots, ordered geographically from north to south.
A number of D.C. area restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More