Friday, November 27, 2009

Hot Dog of the Week: Thanksgiving Dog


A day to give thanks for all that we have.

It is also a day to have a hot dog with cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole?

Click on the title of this article to read about an interesting hot dog from our friends at

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hot dogs or bullets?

Question: I have a gun, and I point it at you. Who is in charge?

Answer: Whoever has the gun makes the rules.

Apparently this patron of Jim's thought he was at Burger King and wanted things "his way".

Click on the title of this post to read the brief news piece courtesy of ABC news channel 7 out of Chicago, IL.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

All American Hot Dogs

Kentwood, MI

A beautiful sunny November day had Side Dish Jody on the road for another hot dog place. Upon first entering the restaurant, a friendly couple greeted us behind the counter. The menu was pre-set with combo meals , but you could also order hot dogs individually. When you order your dog, it comes just in a bun. You can then choose as many of the 20 offered toppings to put on your dog. All the basic toppings are present but the more unusual toppings include: mayonnaise, hot sauce, cucumber, and even crushed potato chips. The pair of dogs that I had slid down very easy. B

Atmosphere- The restaurant was simple enough, but it had its unique traits. I have been several places that had “walls of fame” of sorts, but this place advertised a hot dog eating challenge. If you consumed 21 hot dogs in 20 minutes, you ate for free. I did not participate in this challenge, but maybe one day. Located in a strip mall, it lacked that unique panache other places have, but better simple than overly tacky. C

Value- For $1.75 you start with a hot dog and bun. Then add as many of the twenty included toppings as you want. Chili, cheese, kraut, and jalapenos are included so no need to buy the extra priced things. In fact, I can’t honestly remember what the extra non-included toppings were. So for a dog and 20 toppings on it how can it not be worthy of an A.

Side Dish Jody says… There were the usual non hot dog options such as nachos, or walking tacos. But, I chose to try the chicken fingers and fries combo. The chicken fingers were freshly fried to order and tasted homemade. If I were to go back I would try a shake that they advertise. B+

Friday, November 20, 2009

1,000 Hits

This week dogsontheroad had its 1,000th hit.

We opened this website in the middle of August, and to get 1,000 visitors in just over 3 months has us pleased.

For those of you who have not yet joined as followers, we would urge you to do so.

Side Dish Jody and I are very thankful to everyone who checks this site.

For everyone who reads the articles, vote on our polls and enjoy our reviews, we thank you.

Happy Hotdogs and side dishes!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hot Dog of the Week: Danish Dog

Dogs on the road continues to explore hot dog joints anywhere we run across them.

Unfortunately, we have yet to go international.

However, after reading this delicious review from our friends at, we may have to get some more international flare on here.

Thanks for another delicious dog review guys!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

College Campus Hot Dog Vendor

Every college student has aspirations of making something of their life. Well I should say every kid who doesn't think the NBA or NFL is calling them half way into his collegiate experience.

I mean, isn't that what people go to college for? To establish a path that will make them a living?

So here is a THUMBS UP to a University of Cincinnati student who gets the 'A for effort' award.

Click on the title of this post to read the article, courtesy of the University of Cincinnati student newspaper The News Record.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Hot Dog of the Week: Straight off the streets of Philly

There are many hot dog vendors that peddle hot dogs. In fact we have even linked some recent posts on our site about them.

But here is a unique one on the streets of Philadelphia.

Check it out by clicking on the title of this post courtesy of Hawk Krall at