Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hot Dog of the Week: ChiDogO's

There is a saying that goes; It's as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet.

Well in our nations capital of Washington D.C., ChiDogO's takes care of the hot dog part of the ole' saying.

The founder of ChiDogO's is a native of Chicago and he noticed after years of being in D.C. that he could not find a true Chicago style hot dog.

So making Chicago-land icon's such as an authentic Chicago dog and Italian beef sandwich, has patrons flocking to ChiDog's until 4 a.m.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hot Dog of the Week: Texas Wieners

If I placed several hot dogs in front of you that were each different from the others, could you pick out a Texas Weiner?

Well if you could not, it would be the one adorned with a spicy chili sauce and onions dripping out of the split-in-half weiner.

Texas Weiner's have been doing business in its Philadelphia area location since it was founded in 1923 by a German immigrant.

They say it is a family atmosphere with South Philly attitude. Now I have been to Philly, and a South Philly attitude is not the best way to label your restaurant, unless you want to be insulted for no apparent reason and have Duracell batteries chucked at you.

However, there are lots of kids in the pictures and family portraits so it cannot be all that bad.

Friday, December 16, 2011

M*A*S*H and hot dogs

Hot dogs have a place in pop culture.

Don't think so? The American Pie movies had a restaurant called Dog Years, Pink's in Hollywood, CA caters to all the movie stars, and Jamie Farr's character (Klinger) on M*A*S*H was from Toledo and used to talk about Tony Packo's on the TV show

Well it turns out that a family feud is an ongoing battle with the iconic restaurant.

Click HERE to read the article of $100,000 + being embezzled courtesy of the

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hot Dog of the Week: Schmidt's Sausage Haus

Hotdogs are hotdogs. Then there are cousins of hotdogs such as kielbasa, bratwurst and sausage.

Well Schmidt's Sausage Haus of Columbus, OH has been homemaking their sausages since the late 1800's.

Not many of the hot dog joints that we review on here can cater to a tour bus, but at Schmidt's they are encouraged to stop by.

Read why the 'haus' in the German village is an icon in Columbus. Or even better stop by to eat with a car or bus full of friends.