Sam’s Hot Dog Stand – Some classic dogs down by the boardwalk

Sam’s Hot Dog Stand on North Front street in Wilmington was a little bit of an irresistible treat for lunch when we visited Downtown for a stroll along the Riverwalk by the Cape Fear River. This place gives the impression that it has been here for years, but I learned that it has only just…

Jimmy’s Famous Hot Dogs – Two Dog Combo Carolina Style

Jimmy’s Famous Hot Dogs on HWY 55 is one of two dog shack locations in the South Durham area. The one we visited is the newer one moving to its current location inside an old waffle house building earlier in the year I have been told. The sign out front says that they serve burgers,…

Tasty 8’s Gourmet Hot Dogs – The DogFather

Tasty 8’s Gourmet Hot Dogs in Raleigh is located on Fayettville Street up at the end near to the State Capitol building. I like a hot dog and I am always intrigued when someone says that they have a ‘gourmet’ dog, it sounds like a oxymoron. I am always willing to take a chance and I…

Going to the dogs in Wrigleyville – Hot Dogging

What would Chicago be without the hot dog and the cubs? You can get both on Clark Street in Wrigleyville. Wrigleysville Dogs proudly claim to be serving the official Hot Dog of the Chicago Cubs. I suppose I could have gone down the route of the traditional Chicago Dog, and maybe given the location I…

The Little Italy Series – Patio Hot Dogs

Patio Hot Dogs at 1503 W. Taylor St may not seem like much, but it has been here since 1948 and that has to be worth something in the country of low history, it is a Taylor street institution. My encounter was at the recent Taste of Italy where I was attracted by some sausages…

Nathan’s Hot Dogs at Coney Island

If you like the occasional hot dog then no trip to New York woud be complete without a trip to the mecca of Nathan’s original hot dogs in Brooklyn at Coney Island  on the corner of  Surf and Stillwell Avenue opposite the Coney Island Subway stop. It is not just the history of the place that has…