Favorite Hot Dog/Papaya Joints? in New York: Dining Posted October 8, 2005 Katz's Deli lower eastside, there is snap and a sort of crisper skin outside and the flavor I like better than Gray's.←They are good dogs, but its pointless to eat anything else there other than Pastrami and their kasha knishes. You don't schlep down to the LES for hot dogs. The dogs are there basically if you drag a kid with you and they don't want Pastrami.Now if you are going to go on an adventure for hot dogs.. may I suggest the original Nathan's on Coney Island.←True enough. Although their dogs are nearly as good as the ones from Pastrami King near Union Tpke, which outclass most other kosher dogs by miles. Nice, beefy flavor, which most people aren't necessarily looking for (and won't get) at a place like Gray's.