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. […]

Larry Joe’s New England Fire Pit – National Hot Dog Month Day 25

National Hot Dog Month just wouldn’t be the same without a trip to Larry Joe’s New England Fire Pit. In this week of “old friends with a new twist,” Larry Joe had a couple of new developments to share. First, he’s moving his location in August – thankfully right across the street from his current […]

Snappy Dogs – National Hot Dog Month Day 23

Lisa and Teresa over at Snappy Dogs have one of the funkiest hot dog trailers around. They’ve been grilling up Pearl All Beef Franks and topping them with their home-made condiments for four years now and they’re a Hot Dog Stories favorite. Since the theme of this year’s National Hot Dog Month Tour is “all […]

The Oxford Creamery – National Hot Dog Month Day 14

The Oxford Creamery on route 6 in Mattapoisett is one of those ubiquitous summer shacks that dot the New England landscape. It’s the place you go for an ice cream with the family on a hot summer night or for a big basket of fried clams for a decadent dinner after a day at the […]

Smokin Dogs – National Hot Dog Month 2013 Day 3

Smokin Dogs owner Paul Donahoe got his inspiration from Hot Dog Stories alum Fred’s Franks over in Wakefield, MA. Paul was a loyal patron for many years and when he left the construction industry a few years ago, he decided to “live the dream” and open up Smokin Dogs. He emulated the Big Green Egg […]

Snappy Dogs Opening Day 2013

Snappy Dogs is the closest place for me to get a nice, grilled Pearl Frank, so when the ladies announced Opening Day 2013 was April 8, I marked my calendar! After a winter that dumped over 100 inches of snow, only a week before opening day 2013, there was a BIG pile of snow where […]

Slawsa on a Coney Dog at Zippity Do Dog

The nice folks at Slawsa sent me a one gallon, food service sized jug of the YUMMY new condiment. I decided to play Santa Hotdogman and bring it down to one of my go-to local hot dog joints, Zippity Do Dog in Framingham. They have great Coney Sauce and I was craving to try a […]

The Framingham Food Truck Festival Kismet Catering

(Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the video) Hot Dog joint #99. Little Miss and I went to the 2nd Annual Framingham Food Truck Festival Saturday in search of my 99th different hot dog establishment. Boston Super Dogs, a Food Truck Festival regular, was on hand. Since I visited there last fall […]

Larry Joe’s New Stage

If you’re looking for Larry Joe’s New England Fire Pit, you can now find Sir Lawrence of Frankfurter in the parking lot of Westwood Lumber at 23 Cape Road (that’s route 140) in Mendon, MA. Larry was asked to leave his past location when new owners purchased the property. The new owners screwd up IMHO, […]

Dell’s Kitchen in Wareham, MA

Day 14 of the National Hot Dog Month Tour found me in Wareham, Massachusetts at the Wareham High School outdoor basketball courts where I found a trailer with delicious smells wafting out of it ┬áin the parking lot: Dell’s Kitchen. Owner Della Silvia (and most of her family) greeted Little Miss and myself with warmth […]