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#339464 - 02/22/11 12:30 PM Best Hot Dog
Argon Offline
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We have a small impromptu group here at work that is slowly working our way through all the "Hot Dog" places here in town. Most of us are Southern Born & Bred but we do have some that hail from North of the M&D. We have sampled all types - from the Red Dye weenies to the brats. Down here, it is not really considered a dog unless it has mustard & chili - Hot Dog chili, that is. None of that stuff with beans in it. No relish. No kraut. Chili has to be just right - not too runny. Truth is I can go either way (that is a set-up for you Mark). There is a place in town, Skippy's that serves them northern style on Pretzel Buns. The buns are fantastic. My favorite Skippy's is a dog with brown mustard - dijon - thin slices of swiss that melt on the dog and then smothered with kraut. Completely different taste than the traditional Southern dog. I thought a thread like this could expand my culinary experience by giving me ideas to experiment with - especially since the regulars are from all over the continent.
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#339465 - 02/22/11 12:34 PM Re: Best Hot Dog [Re: Argon]
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I only eat beef franks from the grocery store. (Yeah, I know, Boring!)

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#339467 - 02/22/11 12:35 PM Re: Best Hot Dog [Re: CatBrat]
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Originally Posted By: CatBrat
I only eat beef franks from the grocery store. (Yeah, I know, Boring!)

Well....not exactly expanding the culinary experience!
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#339468 - 02/22/11 12:42 PM Re: Best Hot Dog [Re: Argon]
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Originally Posted By: Argon
The buns are fantastic.

Straight lines are for wieners.
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#339469 - 02/22/11 12:44 PM Re: Best Hot Dog [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Originally Posted By: Argon
The buns are fantastic.

Straight lines are for wieners.


But wait!! What about my other set-up?? Your "Bud Abbot" to my "Costello"
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#339470 - 02/22/11 12:46 PM Re: Best Hot Dog [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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To contribute something to the conversation, I've eaten at Flo's but it didn't strike me as amazing for all I had heard about it over the years.

Maybe I just don't have gourmet hot dog tastes....

Edit: I see on another link that Flo's WAS rated one of the 10 best hot dogs in the U.S..... so I guess it must be me!


Edited by MarkSJohnson (02/22/11 12:49 PM)
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#339471 - 02/22/11 12:47 PM Re: Best Hot Dog [Re: Argon]
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Originally Posted By: Argon
But wait!! What about my other set-up??


Too easy. I don't relish the simple ones.
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#339472 - 02/22/11 12:50 PM Re: Best Hot Dog [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
To contribute something to the conversation, I've eaten at Flo's but it didn't strike me as amazing for all I had heard about it over the years.

Maybe I just don't have gourmet hot dog tastes....


No...but looking at the link, that is exactly the kind of place where you find the better dogs down here.
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#339473 - 02/22/11 12:51 PM Re: Best Hot Dog [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Argon Offline
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Originally Posted By: Argon
But wait!! What about my other set-up??


Too easy. I don't relish the simple ones.

Of course....I should have called out one of the junior members - something more suited to their skill levels.
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#339474 - 02/22/11 12:55 PM Re: Best Hot Dog [Re: Argon]
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This place

http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-rachael-ray-hotdog-100203,0,6289265.story

was just voted best hot dog in the South. I personally have it at the bottom rank of the establishments we have eaten at here.
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