Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hot Dog of the Week: Texas Tommy

Another hot dog choice from deep in the heart of Texas.

Compare this dog to the places that Side Dish Jody and I have been in Texas.

Click on the title of this post to read the review courtesy of Hawk Krall and our friends at

Friday, October 30, 2009

Chicago Drive Pub and Grill

Grandville, MI

This is the first place that one of our readers recommended that we go and visit. So on the night before Halloween, Side Dish Jody and I went and dined. I had the hot dog basket that came with two very thick and large jumbo dogs on grilled buns. You could tell from the markings on the bun that these were most likely prepared right next to each other. Not a fancy dressed out dog but very tasty. I would compare it to the way you would make a hot dog at home on your own grill. Not a hot dog place per say, but a place that served hot dogs. B+

Atmosphere- This is definitely a townie B&G. Though it is a bar that happens to serve food, I was impressed with the size. Going on a Friday night before a 'holiday' may not have given us a true slice of who actually frequents the pub, but it had that townie-type feel to it, which is not a bad thing by any means. Side Dish Jody and I noticed almost instantly that there was no music being pumped through the bar, only a juke box over in the corner. Don't like the musical choice of this place? Go drop your quarters in and pick the next song. C

Value- My hot dog basket came with 2 larger that normal hot dogs and a side of fries for $3.99. This is one of the better bargains that I have come across. I consider anything under $2.00 for a hot dog at a restaurant a very fair price. To include fries and a pickle spear in the price makes it a terrific meal for the buck. A

Side Dish Jody says...There was a large selection on the menu - including deep fried pickle spears! (A personal favorite). I didn't choose the fried pickles, but I wish I did. Instead I ordered the 1/2 beef & bean wet burrito. It was a large burrito filled solely with salty beef and beans, covered in a thick burrito sauce with a little bit of cheese and a few strands of lettuce on top. I would have preferred lettuce and cheese on the inside, and maybe a side of salsa or sour cream. Not my favorite burrito to say the least. Although I didn't care too much for my burrito, I think it was just poor menu choice on my part - I probably would have preferred a burger or sandwich at this restaurant. D+

Monday, October 26, 2009

NFL QB eating a hot dog

One of the unique aspects of this blog is the "Stadium Dogs" portion located in the upper right hand corner of this site.

Stadium Dogs features the professional, or college stadiums around the country where I have eaten a hot dog.

I am a sports fan. I am allowed to pay my money and eat a hot dog while watching a game. But what about eating a hot dog while YOU are one of the athletes playing the game I am paying to watch.

Sound fishy or corny?

Click on the title of this article to watch what happens courtesy of youtube

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hot Dog of the Week

Now here is a great concept for our website: The dog of the week.

Of course it would be better if I could visit them each myself but this is a start.

Click on the title of this post to view this segment courtesy of

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Veteran peddles hot dogs

We have all seen them. You know the ones- they are the veteran's who have been injured physically or mentally during war times.

One veteran in California made the most of his 'unique' situation by opening up a renowned hot dog stand.

Click on the title of this post and read the article courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ben's Chili Dogs

Washington, D.C.

Located directly off the Cardozo exit on the Metro-Rail, this was a quick and easy stop for a mighty delicious dog. The specialty at Ben’s is their chili dogs which burst with flavor. The generous portion of chili that was slopped on top had a pleasant zip and zing to it. Under the home-made chili sauce, was your typical diner style cooked-on-the-grill dog. No need to pollute this dog with ketchup or mustard just let the ambiance and natural chili dog flavor slide straight down. B+

Atmosphere- Old school diner style, where the abundance of Ben’s staff was all smiles while maintaining a blend of customers. Hoity-toity D.C types rubbed elbows (literally in the friendly confines) with street campers looking for a quick meal. The wall is covered with celebrity patrons, but on the back wall is an 18x24 of Bill Cosby in what looked like one of his many visits according the different pictures. If it’s a regular stop for The Cos, it’s good enough for me both this time and next. A-

Value- Though a little on the high end at $3.60 a piece for their chili dog, it was worth the money. Included with my dogs (I had two) was a handful of potato chips. Though not an overall bargain, I would gladly slide my cash across the counter again. C+

Side dish Jody says… Many options for the non-dog eater. An extra thick chocolate milk shake, which was extra delicious washed down the pile of sloppy cheese fries which was more than I could eat for lunch. The thick cut fries with cheese sauce came with the same chili as what was on the dogs. B+

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Would you steal a hot dog?

I have been hungry for a hot dog plenty of times in my life, hence this website.

However, I have never been so hungry for a hot dog that I would go to extreme measures to feed my famished stomach.

Someone did though. Read on as to just how hungry he was by clicking the title of this post.