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Get a classic Coney Island hot dog for free on Memorial Day

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Christina Izzo

Nathan's Famous may have the brand-name recognition but Feltman's has the historical bona fides: German immigrant Charles Feltman invented the hot dog in Coney Island back in 1867, nearly 50 years before its Surf Avenue rival. 

You can get a free bite of that history on Memorial Day when Feltman's reopens at its original location of Surf and West 10th Street in the beachy Brooklyn 'hood. To signify 150 years since Feltman's invention, the spot will be offering free all-beef frankfurters to the first 150 guests, beginning at noon.

Along with sauerkraut, onions and mustard, the snappy tubers are available topped with parmesan cheese and vodka sauce, in a nod to Al Capone. 

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