National Hot Dog Month 2013

The 2013 National Hot Dog Month Tour begins on July 1st and continues all month long! As I have done the past two years, each day I will feature a different hot dog venue. This year, I am traveling further than I have before and I will eat hot dogs in 9 (maybe 10) states. […]

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 […]

Delicious Dogs in Winter Harbor, Maine

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

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 […]

Cooking Out: Pearls on the Grill

Day 21 of the National Hot Dog Month Tour found me cooking out with some Pearl Franks on the grill. We cooked the nitrite free, uncured beef franks Pearl produces for Trader Joe’s. They are excellent franks. The hot dog lovers on the guest list all raved. We slit them down the middle, fired them […]

Tex Barry’s in Taunton, MA

Day 19 of the National Hot Dog Month Tour found us back at Tex Barry’s- the Tex Barry’s in Taunton. The reason there are two businesses bearing the same name in such close proximity is Tex Barry’s used to be a franchise chain with 14 units. Only two remain: one in Attleborough and one in […]

Kool Kone, Wareham, MA

Day 15 of the National Hot Dog month Tour found me back in Wareham, MA at a popular summer shack called Kool Kone. If ever there was a day I’d like a hot dog delivered, today was the day. It was a hazy, hot, and humid New England Summer day- the kind best spent at […]

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 ¬†in the parking lot: Dell’s Kitchen. Owner Della Silvia (and most of her family) greeted Little Miss and myself with warmth […]

Snappy Dogs in Hopkinton, MA

Day 13 brought the National Hot Dog Month 2012 Tour to Hopkinton, Massachusetts to a cute little trailer called Snappy Dogs. I promised the ladies some goodies, so I brought them each a National Hot Dog Month Tour tee shirt, graciously provided by the nice folks at DreamMaker Hot Dog Carts. A few weeks ago, […]

Flo’s Hot Dogs in Cape Neddick, Maine

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 […]