Little Miss and I visited the Dees on Tarkiln Hill Road in New Bedford for the 2011 National Hot Dog Month Tour, with somewhat hilarious results. This year, we decided to go to Dees other location on Acushnet Ave and I promised to get Little Miss her very first Coney Island Dog!
Dees does Coney Island Sauce
Like lots of hot dog joints on the South coast, Dees has their own recipe for a savory Coney Island sauce. Their sauce is as authentic (and delicious) as you’ll find with a good texture and just the right amount of spices. Brianna, the dogger on duty, showed us great hospitality and was very fun and insightful. She LOVES the hot dog business and would love to own Dees one day.
The location on Acushnet Ave is really not much more than a little shack; there is more room inside most hot dog trucks than Dees! What the place lacks in size, it more than makes up for in flavor and love from the community. New Bedford folks are very territorial and loyal when it comes to hot dogs, and Dees has a rabid following.
Dees, along with Nicks, Charlies, and Gary’s Best is competing in the Fun 107 Hot Dog Poll to see who has the best hot dogs in the area. I won’t be voting, since I don’t rate, I celebrate! If you happen to stop by, make sure you tell the person in the window “the Hotdogman sent me." For directions, check out their Facebook page.
Enjoy the video! For a laugh, check out the 2011 edition where Little Miss gets a bit silly at the end.
I shoot Hot Dog Stories with a Kodak Zi8 camera with an Audio Technica ATR288W VHF Battery-Powered TwinMic Microphone System, a Flip Ultra HD camera, and a 60″tripod. I edit with Cyberlink PowerDirector 11 Ultimate. I will also take some stills with my new Canon EOS Rebel Camera.