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 […]

Spalla’s Chicago Hot Dogs – National Hot Dog Month Day 26

If you’re looking for Chicago Hot Dogs in Boston, Spalla’s in Natick, MA is THE authentic ¬†joint west of the city. Run by husband and wife Cara and Anthony Spalla, both Chicago natives, Spalla’s serves up authentic Chicago Hot Dogs using Vienna Beef products. They make their own Italian Beef sandwiches and Chicago style Italian […]

Casey’s Diner in Natick, MA

The 31st and final stop on the National Hot Dog Month 2012 Tour was at the place where it all started for me and hot dogs: Casey’s Diner in Natick, MA. This year’s grand finale lacked the fanfare of the 2011 tour: there were no reporters or fans- just the regulars at the most iconic […]

Hotdogman meet Hamburgerman at Casey’s Diner

Casey’s Diner is a local fixture in these parts. The iconic little Worcester Lunch Car has been home to the Casey family since 1922. Current proprietor, Pat Casey, is the fourth generation of the family to operate the business which has been in Natick since 1890. There just aren’t many places like Casey’s left in […]

National Hot Dog Month 2011: Casey’s Diner in Natick, MA

The oldest hot dog joint in Massachusetts is Casey’s Diner. The Casey family has been selling hot dogs in Natick, Massachusetts since 1890. This visit was a quickie. I will be going back with a professional videographer to do a serious documentary on this place in the next month or two. Follow my National Hot […]

National Hot Dog Month Celebration 2011: The James “Cy” Belmore Field House Snack Bar

I stopped by our local little league fields today to check out the tournament that was going on. Our Board of Directors recently honored a departed friend of the league for over fifty years by naming the field house after him. James “Cy” Belmore was a coach, board member, league president and number one hot […]

Casey’s Diner

You really can’t get much more “old school” than Casey’s Diner at 36 South Avenue in Natick, Massachusetts. Little Miss and I were tooling around town on Veteran’s Day when a familiar question came out of the back seat: “Dad, can we go to Casey’s for lunch?”