Return of the Shnurble – Fred’s Franks

Let it be known: on April 1, 2015, Fred’s Franks, creator of The Shnurble, returned to its spot on┬áLake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Last year, the town fathers removed Fred’s from the spot after receiving a complaint from a disgruntled local store owner. In Wakefield, mobile vendors are allowed to stay in one spot for […]

Fred’s Franks in Wakefield, MA

The National Hot Dog Month 2012 Tour stopped in Wakefield, MA today for a visit to one of the three “Pearls” of greater Boston mobile hot dog vendors: Fred’s Franks. Owner Carl Galasso was out cooking on the Green Eggs, wearing his signature shades. We brought by some Pearl Jalapeno Franks so he could cook […]

Fred’s Franks: In Search of the Shnurble

Just what is a Shnurble anyway? My crew and I headed up to Fred’s Franks (owned by Carl Galasso) so I could introduce them to a very unique hot dog: the Shnurble. Fred’s Franks is owned by Carl Gallasso who bought the trailer from Fred a few years ago. It’s one of suburban Boston’s three […]

National Hot Dog Month 2011: Fred’s Franks in Wakefield, MA

Day 20 of my quest to eat a hot dog a day in honor of National Hot Dog Month found me in Wakefield, MA on the shore of Lake Quannapowitt. That’s the home of the Shnurble and Fred’s Franks. This place is ridiculous- extreme hot dogs at their best! Follow my National Hot Dog Month […]