Thursday, July 14, 2016

Top 10 Hot Dog Creations

To be a professional foodie, you have fraternize with the locals.

Hot Dogs AKA Frankfurter, Franks, Weenies, Dog, Weiners, Pigs in a Blanket, Footlong

How do you prepare your hot dog? Grilled, steamed, boiled or microwave

Made of All Beef, Combo of something and Chicken dogs. Are there turkey dogs or bison dogs yet, grass-fed?

Top topping Mustard

Accessories beans, buns, chips and "of age" beer, soda pop for the rest.

Dress it up mustard relish onion sauerkraut chili cheese ketchup barbecue sauce salsa hot sauce just to name a few, the choices are limitless...almost.

The Chicago dog has the most toppings, mustard, relish, onions, tomato slices, peppers, pickle spear and celery salt according to NHDSC (National Hot Dog and Sausage Council).

Popular places to get a hot dog Food Truck, Sporting Event and Your own back yard off the grill.

Hot Dogs were one of the first fast food foods eaten on the moon also according to NHDSC (National Hot Dog and Sausage Council) website. Take the Quiz.

Happy Hot Dog Day 

Dress for the season and relish in the possibilities in one very special day.

We all have hot dogs we like and some that we do not like.

My last hot dog was in Wilmington. North Carolina at Bill's a popular spot.













Growing up in Chester, Pennsylvania, the Number 1 Hot Dog Place was John's Doggie shop.  The first location I remember was just off Edgemont Avenue between the newstand and St. Michael's school yard on 7th Street. The stools at the counter were constantly full it was standing room only.  Women and children did get preferential treatment, a gentlemen would give up his seat for a woman and a child. That sounds like a Disney movie now, comparable to Mayberry, but it was true. The guys used to load them up with raw onions and mustard, line up the hot dogs and buns on there arm and lo and splatter on the chili. I loved them! The shop expanded and moved across the street for a while and I even ate there a few times, but to get that mystery taste you have to go to the Conchester Highway and get that mystery sauce. Since I haven't been out there in a while, I looked it up online and it says under new management. It used to be a Greek family that owned it, so I am not sure it is the same.  If they sold the business, I hope they sold the recipe. It would be worth it. For me two was my limit with mustard onions and the secret chili sauce, just one is a teaser and a child's portion, be a man, have two. I am not sure of the caloric intake just don't eat 'em every day.  

They are a special treat, especially if it is something you grew up with.


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