hot dogs everywhere: skippy’s, winston-salem

Where: Skippy’s, 624 W 4th St, Winston Salem, NC. What: the chili cheese dog With whom: Allison Why: I love chili cheese dogs. Grade: A-. The dog and the chili were straightforward; loved that they use shredded cheddar for cheese, leaving it to melt on the warm chili, instead of standard orange nacho stuff. The…

ballpark hot dogs: kramarczuks’ polish

Where: Kramarczuk’s, Target Field, Minneapolis, MN. What: the Polish With whom: the Every Everything crew Why: Jan recommended it! Grade: B+. I’m not a huge Polish person, but the sausage was tasty and the sauerkraut was otherworldly good.

gourmet ballpark hot dogs: sluggy’s

Where: Stuggy’s, Baltimore, MD. Camden Yards location, under the new centerfield roof deck; there’s a brick and mortar store in Fells Point. What: Crab Mac ‘N’ Cheese Dog With whom: the Paternal Unit and Uncle A Why: Baseball! Macaroni and cheese and crab meat on a hot dog! Because God loves me and wants me…

hot dogs everywhere: trolley dogs

Where: Trolley Dogs, Southport, NC. What: a hot dog with chili and slaw With whom: the Maternal Unit Why: the Maternal Unit and I were wandering around Southport and happened on Trolley Dogs. We had to indulge, even though we’d already had lunch! Grade: B. Solid, but not particularly memorable.

gourmet hot dogs: jack’s cosmic dogs

Where: Jack’s Cosmic Dogs, Folly Beach, SC. What: a Galactic Dog (blue cheese slaw, chili, cheese, and sweet potato mustard — a Jack’s original — instead of the usual spicy mustard, because I wanted to try it) With whom: shep., Ash, and various members of Ash’s family Why: Ever since I saw Alton Brown talk…

ball park hot dogs: orioles park at camden yards

Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD. What: a regular garden variety ball park frank With whom: my father and my uncle, who both also ate hot dogs, and my vegetarian sister, who ate nachos Why: It’s good to try a variety of ball park hot dogs. This one was juicy and tender, although…

five guys: bacon cheese dog

Where: Five Guys, the Streets at Southpoint, Durham, NC What: a bacon cheese dog Who: with shep., who was eating Chinese Why: Five Guys is more famous for their burgers and fries than their hot dogs, but I’m a huge believer in their dogs. They split ’em in half and grill them with both halves…

hot dogs i have known and loved

I get my love of hot dogs from my mother. (Hi, Mama!) As long as I’ve known her (which is a long time), she’s eaten them with chili (preferably Paterson’s, from a can), cole slaw and mustard, and as I have gotten older, I’m starting to find that’s how I prefer them as well. Never…