Nathan's Famous - Coney Island, New York (Paul McGehee)
... Ida Handwerker opened "Nathan's Famous" hot dog
stand, selling the delicious sandwiches for only a nickel a piece. The "dogs
" were made with an irresistable combination of spices ... looked upon by history as the birthplace of the modern-day hot dog
...each year on July 4th, a nationally-televised hot dog
eating contest is held there to commemorate that fact. "Nathan ...