Java Dogs by Lisa – National Hot Dog Month Day 10

Java Dogs by Lisa

Java Dogs by Lisa is a little hot dog cart run by Lisa Ross at 351 Sebego Lake Road in Gorham, Maine. Hotdogman Jr. was looking for a ride back to Windham and when I told him the bus was a solid option, he reminded me about Java Dogs by Lisa. I stopped by this […]

Fit to Eat – National Hot Dog Month Day 9

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I first met Michaela, who runs Fit to Eat, a “healthy” sandwich shop in downtown Portland, ME, in Old Orchard Beach a few summers ago. She was running Wicked Good Wieners – a little hot dog cart – out on the pier. Michaela’s food service savvy earned her the lead role at Fit to Eat, […]

Perry’s Sidewalk Cafe – National Hot Dog Month Day 8

Perry's Sidewalk Cafe National Hot Dog Month Hot Dog Stories 2013

Perry’s Sidewalk Cafe is a custom built hot dog cart built by “Chef Perry” 19 years ago when he found himself unemployed. For 18 seasons, you could find him in downtown Portland, Maine. This past spring, he relocated to the Tanger outlet center in Kittery, Maine. Portland’s burdgeoning food cart scene made for more competition […]

Hoss and Mary’s in Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Hoss and Mary's in Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Our final stop on our little whirlwind hot dog tour of Maine brought us to Hoss and Mary’s in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. After soaking in the old New England charm of Portland, the natural beauty of Winter Harbor, and the roadside Maine kitsch of Belfast, the honky tonk beachfront of Old Orchard took us […]

Wasses in Belfast, Maine

Wasses of Belfast, Maine

As we rolled back south from Down East Maine, we stopped at an iconic Maine joint in Belfast: Wasses. This is not the original Wasses, which has been in Rockland for over 40 years, this is the “other” Wasses, which has been around for a little over 20 years. This Wasses is located right on […]

Delicious Dogs in Winter Harbor, Maine

Carl Johnson

The second stop on our Hot Doggin’ in Maine Tour brought us to the naturally breathtaking Down East Maine Coast. We were out near Acadia National Park in the Schoodic Peninsula¬†community of Winter Harbor, Maine. Winter Harbor got its name because the harbor doesn’t freeze in the winter time. The rocky Maine coastline makes for […]

WIENERS in Portland, Maine

Jess Cady owner of WIENERS in Portland, Maine

Summertime is a time to get on outside and have some fun! Portland, Maine offers that unique experience of a rustic, outdoorsy atmosphere combined with the amenities of a city. This charming port city was the first stop for Mrs. HDM and I on our “Hot Doggin’ in Maine” mini tour. We strolled around for […]

Yank’s Franks in Wells, Maine

Yank's Franks

Day 12 of the National Hot Dog Month Tour features a trip to Yank’s Franks in Wells, Maine. Mrs Hotdogman and I stopped in at Yank’s last summer, but owners George and Janice Yankowski have made a major change AND major news since then. The first big news is that Yank’s Franks¬†recently won New England […]

Flo’s Hot Dogs in Cape Neddick, Maine

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The National Hot Dog Month 2012 Tour stopped in Cape Neddick, Maine today for a visit to an iconic little shack out on Route 1: Flo’s Hot Dogs. This rustic little shack on the edge of the road has been serving up steamed hot dogs since 1947. Current owner Gail Stacey’s mom started the hot […]

Hot Doggin’ in Maine: Bloopers and Out-takes

These are some of the sillier/funnier moments from our recent mini Hot Dog Tour of Maine. Make sure to watch for Mrs. Hotdogman’s “cheese rant.”