Sunday, September 27, 2009

$600K a year for hot dog cart rent

Would you spend $600,000 a year to rent a hot dog cart to peddle dogs and beverages to tourists? Is it actually feasible to profit and make a living when someone is paying that much to rent a cart and space?

Click on the title of this post to take you to the news article courtesy of the The New York Daily News

Friday, September 25, 2009

Tell us where you have eaten

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Let us know with a "thumbs up" or a "thumbs down" if you have eaten a hot dog where we have. Let your thumb indicate whether you liked or disliked the hot dog. Feel free to jot down a few thoughts as well and leave that information in the comment section. If you ate something that we didn't, let other readers know.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Gregor Dogs

Holland, MI

Happy birthday to Hot Dog Guy! On the yearly anniversary of my emergence into the world, Side Dish Jody and I ventured out to find a new place to review. We came across Gregor Dogs and decided to put it to the test. Walking up to the counter each dog was named and priced out above your head on a chalkboard. I like vintage stuff, so this sat well with me as opposed to a whiteboard menu. Other than hot dogs, there was not much on the menu so the variety was going to be scarce. Rule of thumb when I order is to get the dog that the place is 'famous' for, plus any other dogs that tickle my fancy for the day. Well only one Gregor dog was tickling my fancy, and it was a rather bland dog experience. The casing didn't snap, the dog wasn't flavorful, and the bun was generic. Even with the Gregor Dogs toppings I put on, I wasn't all that pleased. C-

Atmosphere- This may be the most skewed review of any I have had so far for one main reason- it was on the outer edge of a college campus, but on this Saturday afternoon school was not yet in session for the fall. Patrons were scarce, and the vibe of a college-type hangout was not evident. There was no music going on in the background, just the eerie squeak of the screen door opening when another customer came in. It is a small place with maybe seats enough for 15 people to eat. Several places I have been to have a wall of fame of sorts where if a person eats X dogs, he or she gets their name on a plaque. Well Gregor Dogs had a futility list of those who tried the challenge but failed. That lone fact was a pretty cool thing for atmosphere. C+

The Gregor dog alone was $2.25 out the door. Tax was included which I always like. It was a hot dog for $2.25- I wish I could say other factors could help bring the grade up, but there was not much present. D

Side Dish Jody says...
There were absolutely no non-hot dog options. So, I went somewhere else for lunch. F