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Hot Dog Of The Week: David's Kosher Taste Test

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 9 comments

David's Kosher is an interesting new hot dog brand that seems to be pushing the "healthy"—or at least "gluten free, uncured, natural"—angle, along with the kosher and regional Chicago angle. These all-beef franks basically taste like a fusion between a New York-style Hebrew National and a milder Chicago Vienna Beef dog. I tested them out with a couple different methods and various levels of toppings. More

Hot Dog of the Week: New Jersey Italian Hot Dog from Hot Diggity in Philadelphia

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 1 comment

I was a bit skeptical of Hot Diggity's February special, as I am of many reimagined, fancied-up regional hot dogs. Messing with something like the New Jersey Italian Hot Dog or "NJIHD" —a north Jersey thing, land of the most hard-core hot dog purists in the country—is dangerous. Jersey-style pizza bread made by an organic artisan pizza place in Philadelphia? But guess what? It works. More

Hot Dog of the Week: Hot Dog Jamboree at Hobbs Coffee in Swarthmore, PA

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 1 comment

The other weekend I made it to Hobbs, a coffee shop right outside of Philadelphia, for their one-night only Hot Dog Jamboree. Chef William Randall puts out some really impressive food from a tiny coffeehouse kitchen and recently became hot dog obsessed, whipping up eight different hot dog specials for the event, and even road-tripped into Jersey to source some of the country's best frankfurters. More

Hot Dog of the Week: Kayem Old Tyme Reds (and Moxie) in New England

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 5 comments

When some friends recently came back from New Hampshire, I was expecting maybe a can of Moxie, but not a hot dog package complete with several brands of natural casing New England dogs (stowed in an ice packed cooler) along with a pack of top-split buns. Amazing. These dogs are very, very red too thanks to some artificial dye. More

13 Thanksgiving-Themed Hot Dogs in America

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 6 comments

The hot dog purist in me wants to hate this sort of thing, and really how many carb-on-carb stomach bombs topped with stuffing and mashed potatoes can you eat, but I'm always surprised by how inventive and truly tasty these things are every year. This year's crop of Thanksgiving-inspired dogs was created with even more finesse and balance. Sure, some of them are pushing the "hot dog" definition, they still look so damn good. More

Hot Dog Lovers: Get Yourself to Net Cost Market

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 6 comments

I found the hot dog holy grail at Net Cost, an Eastern European superstore in northeast Philly (with several outlets in Brooklyn) that has more natural casing hot dog brands than I've ever seen in one place, not to mention a selection of cured and smoked meats that rivals anything I've ever seen in my life. Take a hot dog tour of the supermarket with me! More

What's the Best Rochester Beef Hot Sauce for Hot Dogs?

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 13 comments

I've tasted and written about almost every different Greek-rooted hot dog sauce in the country here on Hot Dog of the Week from Cincinnati to Detroit, New York to Alabama. But one glaring omission from my regional meat sauce knowledge was Rochester Beef Hot Sauce, an integral ingredient of Rochester's famous Garbage Plate, and also an essential topping for Rochester's local Zweigle's Dogs, split and flat-grilled, covered in sauce and known as Texas Hots or simply Hots. More

15 of the Craziest Hot Dog Toppings Entered in Philadelphia Contest

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 6 comments

This year for National Hot Dog Month, Philadelphia's South Street / Headhouse Square district held its very first annual week-long Dog Days Of Summer celebration, which included a hot dog topping contest where 15 contestants, chosen from a pool of more than 30, presented their wild creations. A Shakshuka Dog, an Elvis Dog, an Icelandic-inspired one with fried onions, and many more. More

Hot Dog of the Week: Decoding the "Michigan Dog" of New York State

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 11 comments

I was surprised to find that Michigans aren't the obscure forgotten dog I thought they were. Literally from the Canadian border (and even into Canada, although they are different) all the way down to Lake Placid, you can grab a "Michigan"—even a vegetarian version—from almost any roadside stand, diner, or gas station. More

14 Hot Dog Relishes Around America

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 14 comments

When most people think "hot dog relish," the first thing that comes to mind is the sweet, green pickle relish you find at the grocery store. And in a lot of places this's exactly what you'll get if you ask for relish on a frankfurter. But there's a lot of areas and unique hot dog joints where "relish" has nothing to do with pickles. And like everything else with hot dogs, relish loyalties are fierce. More

What's the Best Mustard Slaw for Hot Dogs?

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 11 comments

Call it chow-chow, mustard slaw, or pool-room slaw, all of these start out with some combination of cabbage, bell peppers, onions, mustard, vinegar, sugar and sometimes carrots or hot peppers—but they all taste wildly different. Here are our favorites. More

Hot Dog of the Week: NYC Dollar Dog in Midtown

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You might have read about Midtown Manhattan's cutthroat pizza price wars on Slice or in The New York Times, but until getting off a Megabus a few weeks ago, I had no idea that hot dogs were also involved. More

Hot Dog of the Week: Pauly Dogs on Duke's Campus in Durham, NC

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 4 comments

Pauly Dogs opened for business outside of Duke's campus almost 15 years ago, a crazy hot dog cart run by former bartender and pizzeria cook Paul Konstanzer. Since moving to Duke's West Campus Plaza in 2007—along with other carts like Locopops and the Carribean Kitchen—Pauly has established a loyal cult following with 52 (and growing!) varieties of hot dogs and hundreds of toppings. More

The Craziest Major League Baseball Hot Dogs of 2012

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 15 comments

There are plenty of brand new, amazing and/or totally insane hot dog monstrosities at the ballparks all over the country this season. Many of them are deep-fried, bacon-wrapped, four-foot-long mutant hot dogs, while other concoctions are more locally inspired, like the Provel Cheese topped dog in St. Louis. Check out these dogs. More

Hot Dog of the Week: J. Baczynsky Meat Market in the East Village

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 7 comments

There were a few signs right off the bat that this stuff was going to be good. Getting yelled at for taking pictures, and being asked "that's it?" with a sad frown after ordering "only" several pounds of Kielbasa and Kabanosy. More

The Best Hot Dogs and Sausages Near Major League Baseball Ballparks

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 22 comments

Spring is here again which means the beginning of baseball season, which also means the unofficial start of hot dog season. It's time to highlight the really cool spots outside the Major League Baseball ballparks where you can grab a dog or sausage before or after the game, for a lot less money and a real taste of whatever city you're in. More

Hot Dog of the Week: Swedish Dog from Hot Diggity in Philadelphia

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 7 comments

The Ikea Dog, officially known as the Swedish Meal Time Dog, starts with Hot Diggity's standard base of a toasted Liscio's oversized hot dog bun, lined with two pieces of bibb lettuce tossed in lemon vinaigrette. Next is the grilled all-beef Sabrett's dog topped with rock shrimp salad made with mayo, sour cream and tarragon. Finished off with fresh dill, fried potato sticks, and a handful of salmon roe. CAVIAR. On a hot dog. And it works. More

Hot Dog of the Week: The Jackalope from Frank in Austin, TX

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 5 comments

The food at Frank is just as awesome as the concept, where about half of the artisan sausages are made in-house. The Jackalope is one of the most popular, but they also do all sorts of weekly specials like the Venison Corn Dog and the In-and-Out tribute Animal Style dog, an all-beef Vienna topped with grilled onions, American cheese, iceberg and Thousand Island dressing, only available during SXSW. More

Hot Dog of the Week: Maui's Dog House in Philadelphia

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 6 comments

Maui's Dog House has been quietly serving hot dogs at their family-run stand in Wildwood, New Jersey, for over ten years now. At least until Guy Fieri showed up and put them on the "Flavortown" map, quadrupling their business overnight. Having never visited the original, I was excited to hear they were opening a new location smack in the middle of Center City Philadelphia. More

13 Signature Drinks Paired with Regional Hot Dogs

Hawk Krall 18 comments

The next time you're in hot dog territory, wash down your dog with a can of Grapico, Moxie, a "Boston Cooler" or maybe even an ice cold mug of delicious fresh buttermilk. Some of these pairings are, yes, very strange. More

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