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Hot Dog of the Week: Philly Dirty Water Dog

"A Philly dirty water dog is quite different from its New York cousin." [Original art and photographs: Hawk Krall] You might not think of Philadelphia as much of a hot dog town. Our dog offerings are often overshadowed by the almighty cheesesteak and roast pork sandwich. Although Pat's Steaks, the originator of the cheesesteak, was originally a hot dog stand, and every day thousands of Philadelphians chow down on hot dogs from glimmering lunch carts lined up along the city streets. A Philly dirty water dog is quite different from its New York cousin. More often than not, a hot dog here is a skinless, jumbo (think Chicago-sized) boiled hot dog (Deitz & Watson or Hatfield) on half of a... More

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