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In search of the perfect Hotdog

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A short ride today yielded a few good hot dog sources. I mentioned Stewarts earlier, here is our local restaurant:

 

 

 

And of course - anyone in the tri-state area must have heard of the Windmill - their dogs are humongous and awesome!

http://www.windmillhotdogs.com/index.html

 

 

 

Another stop for most travelers and truckers, these guys have non-stop lines from 10am until 3pm, a great foot long dog!

 

 

 

Finally, this next "corner store" can be found in just about every city in the world. We have our fair share around. Always a delight for a quick grab without wait, cheap and everywhere! You should recognize this picture - you probably wouldn't have to travel more than a mile or two anywhere to find one!

 

 

 

That explains an hour or so of my afternoon! And dinner tonight will be at Mikey's Dog Shack - the chef being Patty! ;)

 

Mike

Mike

I was in Jersey tuesday afternoon and part of yesterday since we couldnt go to the beach I got the brilliant idea to try Jimmy Buffs.

I mean after all they raved about it on the Hotdog show on the travel channel.

What they didnt tell you was not all Jimmy Buff locations are created equal.

It was my misfortune to goto the one on U.S. 22

Talking about a dump, my feelings were hurt. :lol:

My wife refused to eat it and gave me numerous chorus's of I told you we should have gone to the windmill

A fried hotdog in oil with fried onions in oil and fried potatoes in oil is a leaky mess. :lol:

You cant even put toppings on that.

It's back to the windmill for us when we are in Jersey :lol:

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I was in Jersey tuesday afternoon and part of yesterday since we couldnt go to the beach I got the brilliant idea to try Jimmy Buffs.

I mean after all they raved about it on the Hotdog show on the travel channel.

What they didnt tell you was not all Jimmy Buff locations are created equal.

It was my misfortune to goto the one on U.S. 22

Talking about a dump, my feelings were hurt. :)

My wife refused to eat it and gave me numerous chorus's of I told you we should have gone to the windmill

A fried hotdog in oil with fried onions in oil and fried potatoes in oil is a leaky mess. :D

You cant even put toppings on that.

It's back to the windmill for us when we are in Jersey :)

There's one I never visited, and suppose I'll avoid it now! :)

 

ALL Windmills are great - I think I've eaten in at least twenty or more!

 

Mike

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There's one I never visited, and suppose I'll avoid it now! ;)

 

ALL Windmills are great - I think I've eaten in at least twenty or more!

 

Mike

Was coming home yesterday after a friday cookout and drove past a Windmill off of exit 8 on the jersey turnpike

They serve one big hotdog

I was in hog heaven :D:rolleyes:

I asked if they sold raw dogs and they said a 5lb pack was $30

They sold me a 2 1/2 lb pack for $12

Maybe it's me but thats some fuzzy math

Guess what im cooking today :D :D :D :D

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Was coming home yesterday after a friday cookout and drove past a Windmill off of exit 8 on the jersey turnpike

They serve one big hotdog

I was in hog heaven :D:rolleyes:

I asked if they sold raw dogs and they said a 5lb pack was $30

They sold me a 2 1/2 lb pack for $12

Maybe it's me but thats some fuzzy math

Guess what im cooking today :D:D:D:D

Ronald,

 

My local Foodtown Supermarket sells Windmill hot dogs for $9.99 per pound. Though very plump and large, good tasting and fresh - I can't justify a sawbuck per pound fer hot dogs! ;) My Thuman's are only $3.99 lb in bulk packs and taste just as good while also being plump and large.

 

Did you know that hot dogs are very photogenic? hint hint.... :D

 

Mike

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Ronald,

 

My local Foodtown Supermarket sells Windmill hot dogs for $9.99 per pound. Though very plump and large, good tasting and fresh - I can't justify a sawbuck per pound fer hot dogs! :D My Thuman's are only $3.99 lb in bulk packs and taste just as good while also being plump and large.

 

Did you know that hot dogs are very photogenic? hint hint.... ;)

 

Mike

Mike

Are you telling me the local stores want almost a pound for what I paid for 2 1/2 pounds?

Also until you mentioned it I had no idea to think supermarket.

I went on the Windmill website and found that Sabrett made those hotdogs for windmill.

I can buy the regular Sabrett's in the supermarket.

In fact Costco sells them from time to time.

They didnt have any this morning so I got a pack of the 1/4 pound Hebrew Nationals to compare

 

What are Thurmans ?

 

After I cook them today I will take pictures :rolleyes:

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Are you telling me the local stores want almost a pound for what I paid for 2 1/2 pounds?

Also until you mentioned it I had no idea to think supermarket.

I went on the Windmill website and found that Sabrett made those hotdogs for windmill.

I can buy the regular Sabrett's in the supermarket.

In fact Costco sells them from time to time.

They didnt have any this morning so I got a pack of the 1/4 pound Hebrew Nationals to compare

 

What are Thurmans ?

 

After I cook them today I will take pictures :D

No "r" - it's Thumans. 100% All Beef! As large as the Windmill, tastier and for sure one of the best natural casings out there! The kind that goes "snap" when you bite in! :rolleyes:

 

I didn't know that about the Sabretts - but they sure taste different than the normal Sabretts (which are very tiny compared to the Windmill). I've seen Sabretts (the small ones) in Costco- but never the larger sizes.

 

On the subject - did anyone catch that guy winning the hot dog eating contest yesterday (I think in Coney Island)? 68! That's on the roll, soaked in water! You talk about my steak! Try eating 68 Nathan's Hot Dogs in just a few minutes! Eek!

 

Mike

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No "r" - it's Thumans. 100% All Beef! As large as the Windmill, tastier and for sure one of the best natural casings out there! The kind that goes "snap" when you bite in! :rolleyes:

 

I didn't know that about the Sabretts - but they sure taste different than the normal Sabretts (which are very tiny compared to the Windmill). I've seen Sabretts (the small ones) in Costco- but never the larger sizes.

 

On the subject - did anyone catch that guy winning the hot dog eating contest yesterday (I think in Coney Island)? 68! That's on the roll, soaked in water! You talk about my steak! Try eating 68 Nathan's Hot Dogs in just a few minutes! Eek!

 

Mike

Mike

Here are the dogs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hebrew National 1/4 lb (from Costco)

 

 

These are Windmill dogs on the right, hebrew national on the left

 

 

 

 

 

grilled stringbeans to go with the dogs

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Ronald,

 

You ate TWO WHOLE hot dogs? TWO! Man - I have one measly little steak and the guys are all over me, and here you go eating TWO whole hot dogs! With all kinds of veggie sides and pounds of bacon to boot! ;)

 

You know - I would never have thought of bacon with string beans - but on contemplation, it appears to be a perfect match! Thanks - it's on my agenda!

 

Which dog tasted better? Does bigger necessarily mean better? :rolleyes:

 

Mike

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Ronald,

 

You ate TWO WHOLE hot dogs? TWO! Man - I have one measly little steak and the guys are all over me, and here you go eating TWO whole hot dogs! With all kinds of veggie sides and pounds of bacon to boot! ;)

 

You know - I would never have thought of bacon with string beans - but on contemplation, it appears to be a perfect match! Thanks - it's on my agenda!

 

Which dog tasted better? Does bigger necessarily mean better? :rolleyes:

 

Mike

Mike

I hate to disapoint you but I didnt eat both hotdogs

I ate half of each

 

I think how you cook them determines which one tastes best

On the grill I think it was a draw.

Steamed I give the edge to the Windmill dogs

 

I think Kuntzler dogs in natural casing are better than both of them thou

Kuntzler is from Lancaster pa.

 

My wife said that the Costco dogs (hebrew national)were a much better buy and I have to agree

 

The windmill dogs pop when you cook them a lot sooner than the kosher dogs do

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Just a casual (no skillful photography here) picture of some basic dogs. This shot was taken at Valley Forge Park, PA. A small souvenir store that also sells some basic foods, and these dogs, though simple in appearance are quite tasty with just the most basic of toppings (mustard and relish from those little "squeeze packages). Kind of like those plump Ball Park dogs, but much tastier. They are cooked on one of those revolving frames with a bunch of metal rods that rotate the dogs constantly. We ALWAYS stop here for a couple of dogs on our "couple of times per year" trips. The park has a very long (maybe 5-7 mile) path meandering through the thousands of acres that provides a perfect bicycle ride, and having this little lunch stop makes the ride worth the effort.

 

 

Valley Forge Visitor Center Lunch Stop

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Mike

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Just a casual (no skillful photography here) picture of some basic dogs. This shot was taken at Valley Forge Park, PA. A small souvenir store that also sells some basic foods, and these dogs, though simple in appearance are quite tasty with just the most basic of toppings (mustard and relish from those little "squeeze packages). Kind of like those plump Ball Park dogs, but much tastier. They are cooked on one of those revolving frames with a bunch of metal rods that rotate the dogs constantly. We ALWAYS stop here for a couple of dogs on our "couple of times per year" trips. The park has a very long (maybe 5-7 mile) path meandering through the thousands of acres that provides a perfect bicycle ride, and having this little lunch stop makes the ride worth the effort.

 

 

Valley Forge Visitor Center Lunch Stop

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Mike

 

Here is yet another Hotdog place in the midatlantic.

It's called the Hotdog Cafe

They have a hotdog that should be banned :lol:

It's called a Philly Dog

You guessed it,

It is a footlong hotdog topped of with a Philly Chesesteake :blink::o

 

http://www.phillyhotdogcafe.com/8501.html

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Here is yet another Hotdog place in the midatlantic.

It's called the Hotdog Cafe

They have a hotdog that should be banned :lol:

It's called a Philly Dog

You guessed it,

It is a footlong hotdog topped of with a Philly Chesesteake :blink::o

 

http://www.phillyhotdogcafe.com/8501.html

I think I'd love to try a Philly Dog! Matter of fact - I will do just that!

 

I've a show in Philly in November, I'll have to see if I can squeeze a visit in to try them out. I love their big variety. Never heard of Vienna dogs before - but they sound good with no additives. Thanks for the link - glad to see someone is keeping this thread alive! Summer's coming to an end - but we sure don't stop eating dogs after Labor Day.. :(

 

mike

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Here's a quick (5) hot dogs that will guarantee to put you in a casket, six feet under!

http://www.aldenteblog.com/2008/07/five-hot-dogs-t.html

 

But what a way to go! :lol:

 

mike

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Here's a quick (5) hot dogs that will guarantee to put you in a casket, six feet under!

http://www.aldenteblog.com/2008/07/five-hot-dogs-t.html

 

But what a way to go! :lol:

 

mike

Mike

I have had Hotdog #3 on this list and as I said before , I didnt care for the location and the dog wasnt close to being as good as a dog from the other places we have been taking about

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