The Dogfather – National Hot Dog Month 2013 Day 1

The Dogfather Extreme Hot Dog Truck in Worcester, MA has been featured on the National Hot Dog Month Tour every year, and 2013 is no exception. While this year’s tour is “all new,” Dogfather owner Mark Gallant picked up a NEW Hot Dog Truck this year, so he qualifies! The Dogfather has two Trucks The […]

The Dogfather Third Annual Chili Dog Eating Contest

On Saturday, May 11, competitive eating contestants descended on Holden Street in Worcester to enter the Dogfather 3rd Annual Chili Dog Eating Contest. Dogfather owner, Mark Gallant, holds this event as a yearly fundraiser for the¬†Unitarian Universalist Church. Documenting the fun has become an annual thing for Hot Dog Stories, and we’re pleased to bring […]

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 […]

Poutine at John Stone’s Inn, Ashland, MA

John Stone’s Inn is located smack dab in the middle of downtown Ashland, MA. The place has been around since 1832. It no longer takes lodgers; the rooms upstairs have no electricity and they’re reputed to be haunted! The restaurant and bar on the first floor are still open for business and it’s a popular, […]

Slawsa on a Coney Dog at Zippity Do Dog

The nice folks at Slawsa sent me a one gallon, food service sized jug of the YUMMY new condiment. I decided to play Santa Hotdogman and bring it down to one of my go-to local hot dog joints, Zippity Do Dog in Framingham. They have great Coney Sauce and I was craving to try a […]

Spalla’s Chicago Dogs in Natick, MA

Spalla’s in Natick, Ma was my most recent stop for Hot Dog Stories, but let me back up for a minute. Hot Dog Stories has been a fun hobby and avocation of mine for nearly five years. Ever since I sold my hot dog truck, I have made journeys to different hot dog joints all […]

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 […]

Amstel Burger Break Down at the Beehive

Amstel has corrupted me. Normally, I go out and do “Hot Dog Stories,” but every once in a while, I break out of the encased meat genre and venture into other foods. This is especially true when FREE BEER is involved. I received an email from the nice people at Amstel last week inviting me […]

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? […]

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, […]