New York System is a Rhode Island term. Pretty
much the same as Coney Island Dogs or Texas Wieners.
A very small dog, only four inches long, grilled whole
and topped with "meat sauce," mustard, onions and celery
you were born in Rhode Island they are an acquired
taste. The sauce is strange. I figure ground
beef, chili powder and meat. Maybe a few other
spices. Nothing like Coney Island sauce elsewhere.
But by the time you've started on your second, third or
fourth dog, you'll start liking them. Washing
those "gaggers" (Rhode Island for hot dog) down with a
glass of coffee milk seems to help.
Watch the guy at the grill build the dogs. Lines 'em
up on his arm and piles on the onions, sauce, mustard
and celery salt.