Hot dogs: 3 picks

The Completo hot dog at San Antonio Bakery

The Completo hot dog at San Antonio Bakery includes sauerkraut, tomato, avocado and mayonnaise on a freshly baked bun. (March 9, 2012.) (Credit: Agaton Strom)

There are plain hot dogs and then there are those dressed to impress. At these three eateries, franks are as fancy as they are fanciful.

LA FONDA LATINO GRILL

426 Hawkins Ave., Lake Ronkonkoma; 631-467-3278, lafondanewyork.com

The fat Colombian-style hot dogs known as perros calientes ($6.50) are the specialty of this Latin eatery. The franks are tucked inside hero-sized sesame rolls and topped with creative abandon. Witness the “mixto,” piled with sliced Colombian sausage, bacon, chicken, mozzarella, crushed potato chips and various sauces.

SAN ANTONIO BAKERY

174 Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream; 516-568-0075, sanantoniobakery.net

At this Chilean bakery-cafe, you’ll find the marvel known as a completo ($3.50), a beef hot dog served in a freshly baked bun and crowned with sauerkraut, tomatoes, mashed avocado and mayonnaise.

ANGELINA’S FIRESHACK

1300 Jericho Tpke., New Hyde Park; 516-326-0100, angelinasfireshack.com

At this freewheeling pizza-plus eatery, the foot-long Rachel dog sports a topping of pastrami, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, diced pickles and nine-grain mustard.

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