Naughty Dawgs Express in Dartmouth, MA

National Hot Dog Month Tour stop number 29 brought myself, Little Miss, the Photobomber, and Miss Camera Shy to Naughty Dawgs Express in Dartmouth, MA. It’s very rare to have my teen gals accompany me on a Hot Dog Story (neither of them eat hot dogs), so this was an extra special outing. It wasn’t […]

Donna’s Dawgs in Middleboro, MA

National Hot Dog Month Tour stop number 28 brought myself and Little Miss to Donna’s Dawgs in Middleboro, MA. One word describes this little hot dog stand on route 28 (and it’s owner): ADORABLE. Donna Vickery, a long time food service worker and bartender, started Donna’s Dawgs a couple of years ago. Little Miss and […]

Dog Day Afternoon in Northborough, MA

The National Hot Dog Month Tour stopped at Dog Day Afternoon in Northborough, MA for the 27th stop today. Dog Day Afternoon is a classic Grumman body hot dog truck¬†that sits at the side of Lyman street in Northborough. Owner Lori Stone has been working out of this truck for 10 years. The truck’s not […]

Harbor Dogs in Scituate, MA

The 26th stop on the National Hot Dog Month Tour brought me to Scituate, MA to a little hot dog cart called Harbor Dogs. Life long Scituate resident, local fire fighter and Harbor Dogs owner Mike Healy has only been in the hot dog business since May, 2012. He likes hot dogs and cooking and […]

Cooking Out: Pearls on the Grill

Day 21 of the National Hot Dog Month Tour found me cooking out with some Pearl Franks on the grill. We cooked the nitrite free, uncured beef franks Pearl produces for Trader Joe’s. They are excellent franks. The hot dog lovers on the guest list all raved. We slit them down the middle, fired them […]

That’s My Dog, Wrentham, MA

The National Hot Dog Month Tour stopped at That’s My Dog in Wrentham, MA for the 20th stop. Owner Mike Hogan was fired up and even had his family in attendance. Mike’s a busy guy- he works third shift at the Chrysler parts distribution center and runs his cart from 11AM to 2PM and does […]

Snappy Dogs in Hopkinton, MA

Day 13 brought the National Hot Dog Month 2012 Tour to Hopkinton, Massachusetts to a cute little trailer called Snappy Dogs. I promised the ladies some goodies, so I brought them each a National Hot Dog Month Tour tee shirt, graciously provided by the nice folks at DreamMaker Hot Dog Carts. A few weeks ago, […]

Yank’s Franks in Wells, Maine

Day 12 of the National Hot Dog Month Tour features a trip to Yank’s Franks in Wells, Maine. Mrs Hotdogman and I stopped in at Yank’s last summer, but owners George and Janice Yankowski have made a major change AND major news since then. The first big news is that Yank’s Franks¬†recently won New England […]

Larry Joe’s New England Fire Pit in Bellingham, MA

The National Hot Dog Month 2012 Tour stopped in Bellingham, Massachusetts today for lunch at one of the most entertaining, delicious, and extreme hot dog joints anywhere: Larry Joe’s New England Fire Pit. Larry Joe has only been open a few days- he was closed for 26 weeks after a fire devastated his old trailer […]

Fred’s Franks in Wakefield, MA

The National Hot Dog Month 2012 Tour stopped in Wakefield, MA today for a visit to one of the three “Pearls” of greater Boston mobile hot dog vendors: Fred’s Franks. Owner Carl Galasso was out cooking on the Green Eggs, wearing his signature shades. We brought by some Pearl Jalapeno Franks so he could cook […]