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 […]

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 […]

Frankies Famous – National Hot Dog Month Day 5

Frankies Famous is a little hot dog cart run by Frank┬áPassafiume in downtown Haverhill, MA. I learned about Frankies Famous from one of Mrs. HDM’s colleagues. He told me he stopped for a dog and got to chatting; Frankie told him he was a fan – so I went for a dog and I brought […]

The Little Depot Diner – National Hot Dog Month 2013 Day 2

The Little Depot Diner is an iconic Worcester Lunch Car located smack dab in the middle of Peabody, Massachusetts. It’s the second stop on the 2013 National Hot Dog Month Tour and it’s a new location for Hot Dog Stories. The new owner is a Hot Dog Stories veteran, however. I first met Ross Scanlon […]

Wasses in 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 […]

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 […]

Dog Gone Ron’s in Needham, MA

National Hot Dog Month Tour stop number 30 brought me to my hometown of Needham, MA to a little hot dog cart known as Dog Gone Ron’s. After watching Needham native Ally Raisman (I graduated with her uncle) light up the gym in woman’s gymnastics at the Summer Olympics Sunday night, I got nostalgic and […]

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 […]

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 […]