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Snacking on the Strip: Manhattan Streets hot dogs

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The New York hot dog at Manhattan Streets is $2.50 and most toppings are complimentary.
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There are lots of cheap eats at the Harmon Corner, the mega video screen-topped mini-mall on Las Vegas Boulevard at Harmon. There's a McDonald's, Bonnanos pizza, and a 24-hour Tropical Smoothie, just to name a few. The newest addition is Manhattan Streets, a New York-ish hot doggery on the second level; it's the first thing you see when walking across the Strip bridge from Cosmopolitan to Planet Hollywood. You can't miss the signs advertising a $2.50 hot dog, and come on, that's always a good idea.

That is the cost of the "New York Hot Dog," as it reads on the menu, though for twice the price you can upgrade to a quarter-pound jumbo Hebrew National dog, a beloved bite for Las Vegas locals who shop at Costco and habitually hit its snack bar on the way in or out of the store. Manhattan Streets also serves Italian sausage, bratwurst, Philly cheesesteaks, nachos and pretzels, all around the $4-$7 range.

The $2.50 dog is a deal in that the price includes as many condiments as you want, except for chili and cheese. Those require a few more quarters. The frank is an all-beef Sabrett, a very well-known and tasty brand, but quality only goes so far when you're over-cooking wieners and dropping them in cold, hard buns. As far as cheap Strip hot dogs go, the $1.99 foot-long at Casino Royale has to get the nod over this newcomer.

Manhattan Streets has a terrific location but must deal with some stiff—if more pricey—competition close by: Pink's is still going strong just a few steps away, with its Strip-front location at Planet Hollywood. Let the dogfight commence.

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