It doesn’t get more New York than bellying up to this classic stand-up joint in the wake of a beer bender. The lights are bright, the color palette is 1970s and the hot dogs are unpretentiously good.

Granted, the papaya drink is more ‘drink’ than papaya, but you can’t go wrong with Gray’s famous ‘Recession Special’ – $5.95 for two grilled dogs and a beverage. Deal.