Southside Dogs

Southside Dogs – Lowell, MA

Southside Dogs owner, Sandy Roberts, hopes to bring a little bit of Chicago to Lowell, Massachusetts. Sandy is a recent graduate of Hot Dog University out in Chicago. They told me about her when I was visiting there in August, so when I had some business in neighboring Dracut, I decided to stop in and […]

Resto Poutine

Resto Poutine – Poutine Stories

In Montreal, we found ourselves at Resto Poutine on Crescent Street in Mrs. Hotdogman’s continuing quest to find the PERFECT Poutine. We polled a dozen family members as to who has the best Poutine in Montreal and we decided on this place. It’s inside a depanneur (Canadian for convenience store) and it couldn’t be more […]

Captain George's Fish n Chips

Captain George’s Fish n Chips – Poutine Stories

When you see “Captain George’s Fish n Chips” in a Hot Dog Stories title, you must be thinking something is amiss, but Mrs. Hotdogman likes to get “equal time” when we’re traveling, so today’s entry is a “Poutine Story.” You see, Poutine is Mrs. Hotdogman’s FAVORITE food and it’s a ubiquitous dish in most Canadian […]

starlite diner

Starlite Diner – Flint, Michigan

We stopped at the Starlite Diner in Flint, Michigan on a road trip about half-way from Chicago to Niagara Falls. The Starlite Diner is known for its exceptional Flint style Coney Island sauce. While Coney Island sauce is a hamburger sauce wherever you get it, the Flint style is distinctive, as is the Starlite Diner. […]

11th annual new jersey hot dog tour

11th Annual New Jersey Hot Dog Tour Promo

It’s time for Hot Dogs in New Jersey as the 11th Annual New Jersey Hot Dog Tour is set for Saturday, September 13 at 11 AM. If you’d like to attend the 11th Annual New Jersey Hot Dog Tour, there still may be a few seats available – CLICK HERE for ticket information. Myself, Jersey Hotdogman John […]

wiener's circle

Wieners Circle

The Wiener’s Circle is that place in Chicago where you can get a good hot dog and a side of abuse. The place is renowned for the “abrupt” language of the staff and the sometimes racially laced interactions between patrons and staff. Foul language and good food are the order of the day, but most […]

wrigley field

Wrigley Field

What trip to Chicago would be complete without a trip to Wrigley Field? Baseball and hot dogs go together like -well – baseball and hot dogs, so we scheduled an appearance at the iconic park on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 to see the Cubs play the San Francisco Giants. As a die-hard Red Sox fan, […]

Hot Doug's

Hot Doug’s

When word got out last May that Hot Doug’s would shutter its doors FOREVER on October 3, 2014, I knew I had to make a pilgrimage with the Hot Dog Stories “crew.” Since opening in 2001 (it’s been at the 324 N. California Ave. location since early 2005), Hot Doug’s became a Chicago icon. Internationally recognized […]

hot dog university

Hot Dog University

I was invited to Hot Dog University by Mark Reitman, PHD (Professor of Hot Dogs) to proctor the classes and get an honorary “Hot Dogtorate” degree. Professor Reitman is a Hot Dog Stories fan and he wanted to meet and showcase his educational institution, which is located at the Vienna Beef plant in Chicago. Hot […]

ted's hot dogs

Ted’s Hot Dogs – Buffalo, NY

Ted’s Hot Dogs is a Buffalo, New York area icon. With 8 locations in the greater Buffalo area and one in Tempe, Arizona, Ted’s Hot Dogs is a true example of taking America’s simplest (and favorite) food to another level! Ted’s Hot Dogs History Ted’s got its start in 1927 when Greek immigrant Theodore Spiro Liaros […]