Say so long to Papaya King. The hot dog purveyors famous in New York City originally opened across from the Hard Rock Hotel last November with a menu of novelty dogs and tropical drinks.
The hot dogs once described by Julia Child as "the best hot dog in New York," ran the gamut from the "Musher," made with mushrooms and sauteed peppers, the "Onion Overload" with regular, crunchy and raw onion, the "Side on Top," with curly fries added to chili and cheese sauce and the "Upper East," created with pastrami, pickle chips and sauerkraut.
Back in March, Papaya King went 24 hours on the Strip with a location at the Hawaiian Marketplace.
The original Papaya King in New York City, an East Coast legend, debuted in 1932.
This marks the 74th notable restaurant to close in Las Vegas in 2017.
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