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Who makes the city's best hot dog?

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Stadium food enthusiasts said Tuesday there's no gray area in the debate over who makes the city's top dog.

Gray's Papaya boasts the name recognition and a long-loyal customer base, but fans of Crif Dogs said they relish the unusual menu.

Since 1973, Gray's has been serving all-beef dogs topped with onions or sauerkraut. With three locations, the prices are low even before the current "Recession Special," allowing you two dogs and a tropical drink of your choice for less than five bucks.

Crif's, meanwhile, is all about the edge. Where else can you get a Tsunami or a Spicy Redneck? Their deep-fried dogs are smothered in toppings, which explains the slightly higher prices.

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