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New York-inspired 4th of July menu: Smash burgers, griddled hot dogs, chopped cheese tots

Have a smashing Fourth of July.
/ Source: TODAY

Chef Michael Puma of Gotham Burger Social Club in New York City is joining TODAY to share a few of his favorite cookout recipes: smashed cheeseburgers with special sauce, griddled hot dogs and Tater Tots smothered with beef and cheese.

The Gotham Double Smash Burger

The Gotham Smash is a delicious, nostalgic burger that brings you back to your childhood. There's nothing like the taste of memories.

The Walter's Dog

The Walter's Dog

Michael Puma

After eating Walter's Hot Dogs (in Mamaroneck, New York), I've realized I've been cooking them wrong my whole like. Griddling them adds so much more flavor and texture.

Chopped Cheese Tots

We are always looking to improve on dishes, and by adding this beefy, cheesy mixture to crispy tots just takes them to a whole other level.

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