If “hot dogs and beer” is a combo you most associate with Fenway Park, up your game—and get to Deep Ellum, where the acclaimed craft brew list with options like Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ Sip of Sunshine and a bunch of Belgian sours complements the best frank around. The Allston hipster haunt offers a Pearl dog topped with housemade kimchi, hot mustard and pickles. It’s snappy and spicy, an alpha among also-rans and the perfect way to soak up all those super suds.
477 Cambridge St., Allston • (617) 787-2337
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- (617) 418-7278
2016 Winner: WuBurger
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- 880 Main St., Woburn
- (781) 281-0277
2017 Winner: The Automatic
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- (617) 714-5226