been a long, long wait. But finally a New York
hotdog - strike that - "Frankfurter" joint,
Papaya King, has
opened in Philadelphia. Since 1932 New Yorkers have
been washing down their frankfurters with Papaya
Drink. Not its Philly's turn.
King's frankfurters are all beef, take 5 days including
smoking and marinating time to make and are prepared to Papaya Kings
specs. They are grilled unsplit, served on a grilled
bun. I had them topped with premixed mustard and
relish. They can also be crowned with sauerkraut,
sautéed onions, chili, cheddar cheese, onions and
papaya drink is like Orange Julius, but with papaya
juice. All natural, a little on the sweet side, and
great with the franks.
fries are curly which, while cute, doesn't cut the mustard
when compared to Nathan's crinkle cut fries.
their frankfurters are just as good, and much closer for a
quick afternoon snack. There's a Nathan's in the Franklin Mills
Mall if you want to make your own comparison.