Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur

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Bæjarins beztu pylsur
Hot dog from Bæjarins beztu pylsur

Bæjarins beztu pylsur (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈpaːijarɪns ˈpɛstʏ ˈpʰɪlsʏr̥], The best hot dogs in town) often shortened to simply "Bæjarins beztu", is a popular hot dog stand in central Reykjavík, Iceland which has been operating since 1937. In August 2006, the British newspaper The Guardian selected Bæjarins beztu as the best hot dog stand in Europe.[1] In addition to the famous location on Tryggvagata, there are also three other stands located around Reykjavík.[2]

It is believed that the majority of Icelanders have eaten at Bæjarins beztu. Foreign visitors are often brought to the stand by locals to introduce them to the hot dogs there, which are often called "the Icelandic national food." Among famous people who have eaten at Bæjarins beztu are Bill Clinton,[1] former president of the United States, and James Hetfield, vocalist of the popular heavy metal band Metallica. This hot dog stand also appeared in the first season of Anthony Bourdain's TV show No Reservations.

A hot dog costs 380 krónas (as of 11/2013) and condiments include ketchup, sweet mustard, fried onion, raw onion and remoulade, a mayonnaise-based sauce with sweet relish. Hot dogs are often ordered with "the works," i.e., all condiments, or in Icelandic "eina með öllu".


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Coordinates: 64°08′53″N 21°56′16″W / 64.14806°N 21.93778°W / 64.14806; -21.93778