New Jersey Hot Dog Tour

The 11th Annual New Jersey Hot Dog Tour 2014

Six hot dog establishments in the Garden State welcomed two busloads of hot dog enthusiasts to the 11th annual New Jersey Hot Dog Tour 2014. Like other tours, this one began at Galloping Hill, an establishment that will likely be on every tour since they allow tour participants to park there for free! Almost Late for […]

victor matera

Victor Matera Answers THE QUESTION

I recently attended the 11th Annual New Jersey Hot Dog Tour and got a chance to meet Victor Matera. Victor appears in many movies, including A Bronx Tale, The Godfather Part Two, Scarface, and more. Victor was telling other tour attendees he’s always getting “whacked” in the movies – I guess it’s an occupational hazard! […]

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 […]