David Cameron has arrived in New York’s Penn Station to be given a traditional greeting from Mayor Mike Bloomberg – a hot dog from a street stand on W31st St.
Abdus Salam, the 41 year old vendor, tells the FT that Cameron had his beef frank without any condiments, avoiding the risk of a ketchup photo op disaster.
Meanwhile the mayor, more skilled in such matters, consumed his with mustard. More importantly for Abdus, he left a tip.
Cameron is now off to meet some Wall St titans before heading to the United Nations and finally speaking at a dinner hosted by the mayor: more hot dogs perhaps?
George Parker is the FT’s political editor