Java Dogs by Lisa – National Hot Dog Month Day 10

Java Dogs by Lisa is a little hot dog cart run by Lisa Ross at 351 Sebego Lake Road in Gorham, Maine. Hotdogman Jr. was looking for a ride back to Windham and when I told him the bus was a solid option, he reminded me about Java Dogs by Lisa. I stopped by this […]

Fit to Eat – National Hot Dog Month Day 9

I first met Michaela, who runs Fit to Eat, a “healthy” sandwich shop in downtown Portland, ME, in Old Orchard Beach a few summers ago. She was running Wicked Good Wieners – a little hot dog cart – out on the pier. Michaela’s food service savvy earned her the lead role at Fit to Eat, […]

Perry’s Sidewalk Cafe – National Hot Dog Month Day 8

Perry’s Sidewalk Cafe is a custom built hot dog cart built by “Chef Perry” 19 years ago when he found himself unemployed. For 18 seasons, you could find him in downtown Portland, Maine. This past spring, he relocated to the Tanger outlet center in Kittery, Maine. Portland’s burdgeoning food cart scene made for more competition […]

Coney Island Grill – National Hot Dog Month Day 7

The Coney Island Grill, located at 250 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street North in┬áSaint Petersburg, Florida is a third generation Coney Island Hot Dog Shop run by Pete Barlas. Pete recently took the business over from his dad, who’d been running the joint since the 1970’s. Pete’s grandfather started the business way back in […]

The Old Salty Dog – National Hot Dog Month Day 6

The Salty Dog, or rather The Old Salty Dog is the Siesta Key edition of a 27-year-old classic dive bar and hot dog joint. Located on Siesta Key beach, consistently picked in the best top ten beaches in the country, The Salty Dog has served millions of hot dogs since opening their doors in 1986. […]

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 […]

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July! HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY and Happy National Hot Dog Month 2013!   Tweet

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 […]

National Hot Dog Month 2013

The 2013 National Hot Dog Month Tour begins on July 1st and continues all month long! As I have done the past two years, each day I will feature a different hot dog venue. This year, I am traveling further than I have before and I will eat hot dogs in 9 (maybe 10) states. […]

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 […]