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 […]

Fenway Sausage Works – National Hot Dog Month Day 22

We visited Fenway Sausage Works last year, but owner Cory Hanks had a NEW hot dog on his menu I just had to try out: The Merlino Dog! Cory is a good guy who had a rough time getting started in the hot dog business. The New Bedford city government didn’t have any sort of […]

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 […]

Texas Tommies

Last Saturday night, we had a hot dog we’d only dreamed of. It was inspired by a hot dog we saw on A Hot Dog Program, the cool hot dog documentary. We made Texas Tommies! A Texas Tommy is a hot dog, stuffed with cheese, wrapped in bacon, and DEEP FRIED! How ridiculous is that? […]

Hoss and Mary’s in Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Our final stop on our little whirlwind hot dog tour of Maine brought us to Hoss and Mary’s in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. After soaking in the old New England charm of Portland, the natural beauty of Winter Harbor, and the roadside Maine kitsch of Belfast, the honky tonk beachfront of Old Orchard took us […]

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┬ácommunity 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 […]

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, […]