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Mel’s Hot Dogs – Tampa, FL

On a recent trip to Florida, the family and I stopped in at a Tampa mainstay hot dog stand, Mel’s Hot Dogs. Owner Mel Lohn sat down with us while we munched on Vienna Beef Franks – Chicago style of course – and some of the best damn french fries I ever had. We “chowed […]

New Jersey Hot Dog Tour

10th Annual New Jersey Hot Dog Tour

On September 21, 2013, about 40 kindred souls hopped on a bus for the 10th Annual New Jersey Hot Dog Tour. This event is put together by John Fox and Erwin Benz, two guys who know their hot dogs. The pair first started the New Jersey Hot Dog Tour when people who read their forum […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! In this most joyous of seasons, The Hotdogman and family would like to take the time to extend our best wishes to all of our friends, both the old and the new; the many wonderful businesses we have had the pleasure of being associated with, and all the wonderful […]

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Echo Valley Meats Snappy Dogs

One of the perks of being the Hotdogman and the Shark Tank Blogger is I get sent stuff, like hand butchered hot dogs from Echo Valley Meats! Dave Alwan, owner of Echo Valley Meats, was on Shark Tank in season 4 and had an update segment in season five. He sent me about three TONS […]

Hot dog for the king

Hot Dog for the King

My wife’s cousin, Geoffrey, visited from Norly, UK and I promised him I’d take him out to get a “hot dog for the King.” When the King and Queen of England visited the USA back in 1939, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had them out to his summer place in Hyde Park, New York for a picnic. […]

Montreal Poutine

Montreal Poutine

I know this site is called Hot Dog Stories, but Montreal Poutine was my latest stop. They DO have hot dogs there, but we stopped in for Mrs. Hotdogman’s favorite dish: POUTINE! For those who don’t know, Poutine is a dish originating and served in Provence Quebec that consists of french fries, cheddar cheese curds, […]

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Casey’s Diner – National Hot Dog Month Day 31

Casey’s Diner in downtown Natick, Massachusetts is largely responsible for my love of hot dogs. I’ve been dining at the iconic Worcester Lunch Car since 1969 and not a thing (other than the location of the diner) has changed. The dogs are hot, the atmosphere cozy, and the condiments are served “All Around.” Casey’s Diner […]