Southside Dogs – Lowell, MA

Southside Dogs owner, Sandy Roberts, hopes to bring a little bit of Chicago to Lowell, Massachusetts. Sandy is a recent graduate of Hot Dog University out in Chicago. They told me about her when I was visiting there in August, so when I had some business in neighboring Dracut, I decided to stop in and […]

Wrigley Field

What trip to Chicago would be complete without a trip to Wrigley Field? Baseball and hot dogs go together like -well – baseball and hot dogs, so we scheduled an appearance at the iconic park on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 to see the Cubs play the San Francisco Giants. As a die-hard Red Sox fan, […]

Hot Dog University

I was invited to Hot Dog University by Mark Reitman, PHD (Professor of Hot Dogs) to proctor the classes and get an honorary “Hot Dogtorate” degree. Professor Reitman is a Hot Dog Stories fan and he wanted to meet and showcase his educational institution, which is located at the Vienna Beef plant in Chicago. Hot […]

National Hot Dog Month 2014

Another July is upon us and that means it’s National Hot Dog Month 2014! Hot Dog Stories fans may be disappointed to learn I won’t be conducting my annual “tour” where I eat a hot dog a day at a different joint. I have exhausted many places near my home and just can’t balance family […]

Mel’s Hot Dogs – Tampa, FL

On a recent trip to Florida, the family and I stopped in at a Tampa mainstay hot dog stand, Mel’s Hot Dogs. Owner Mel Lohn sat down with us while we munched on Vienna Beef Franks – Chicago style of course – and some of the best damn french fries I ever had. We “chowed […]

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 […]

Windy City Eats in Weymouth, MA

¬†The 24th stop on the National Hot Dog Month Tour found us in Weymouth, MA at a Chicago Hot Dog joint called Windy City Eats. I have been here before, with Mrs. HDM, but that was in the days before Hot Dog Stories were on video. Since I like Chicago Dogs so much and since […]

Mad Dogs Hot Dogs in Venice, FLA 2012

I made my first visit to Mad Dogs Hot Dogs in Venice, FLA last year with Mrs. HDM and Little Miss. Mitch and Maria have been “grooming the Mad Dog” and they are just about ready to open their second location. They are currently set up out on the Tamiami Trail in an old coffee […]

ChicDoggie

After my visit to Dream Maker Hot Dog Carts, I was a bit hungry and I wanted to see one of the carts in action. Lucky for me, there was a cart operating out in front of the Home Depot at 22nd Ave. in St. Pete just a few blocks away. I popped over there […]

Mad Dogs Hot Dogs in Venice, Florida

On our recent trip to Venice, Florida, Little Miss, Mrs. Hotdogman and I visited Mad Dogs Hot Dogs at 2059 South Tamiami Trail.