NYT's Julia Moskin, Sam Sifton, and Melissa Clark sample hot dogs three ways. Naked, and slathered with condoments, and in a bun. For rolls - split top and conventional side positions were shown.
Ten dogs were sampled. The Whole Foods Wellshire Farms dog won, with the Hebrew National premium dog close behind. The middle of the pack included most of the usual suspects including the Brooklyn Hot Dog Company's smoked dog. They found it OK, I like that dog, and I like both of their winners.
They caution the judges are all native New Yorkers, so they have a NY sensibility toward garlic, some spices, etc.