The problem with American hot dogs is that they're American. The best hot dogs come from Sonora. Everybody knows that.
John T. Edge:
In Tucson more than 100 vendors, known as hotdogueros, peddle Sonoran-style hot dogs -- candy cane-wrapped in bacon, griddled until dog and bacon fuse, garnished with a kitchen sink of taco truck condiments and stuffed into split-top rolls that owe a debt to both Mexican bolillo loaves and grocery store hot dog buns.
Who wants to eat at a chain where the food has almost no character?
On a spring afternoon in 2004, I had coffee with Tina Fey to discuss screenwriting, news gathering and the mythological role of hot dogs in girl-world byzantium.
Holly J. Wagner :
Think of it as a variation on the giant doughnuts and colossal hot dogs of Googie architecture.
Waste not, want not:
At night the clerks sometimes give Ballard the hot dogs and doughnuts that otherwise would be thrown out. In exchange, he looks out for female employees who work the late shift.
A jumbo batch from Tim:
Burgers! Hot Dogs! Biking! Oh my!
Calvin Trillin is a food writing god. and by food god I don't mean snooty food, I mean BBQ, hotdogs, beefs on weck, pizza, subs, pie and fried chicken.
Wright's serves three meals a day, and the menu goes well beyond burgers. There are regular and foot-long hot dogs, pork barbecue on a bun, sandwich baskets with potato chips and a pickle, whole submarines, hearty chili with beans, and even some recently added low-fat wraps. In addition to milk shakes and soda pop, the beverage list includes that drink known to connoisseurs of Dixie mixology as the champagne of the South - pre-sweetened ice tea, served in cups that range up to one-quart size.
Fans of Rutt's know the magnificent hot dogs served here as rippers because their skin tears and crinkles when they are deep fried. The oil bath turns the pork-and-beef links rugged, dark, and chewy on the outside, while the interior remains soft and juicy. Weenie wimps can ask for an "in and outer," which gets plucked from the fat more quickly and remains thoroughly pink and plump; while those who crave maximum succulence can get one well-done, which is so porcine that it reminds us of fried pig skin.
From a now-defunct MemeStreams spamblogger:
The number one enemy of celiac is gluten in any form. Avoid all products containing barley, rye, wheat, oats, hydrolyzed vegetable or plant protein, textured vegetable protein, malt, modified food starch, binders, fillers, and "natural flavorings." Do not eat hot dogs, gravies, luncheon meat, beer, mustard, catsup, non-dairy creamer, white vinegar, curry powder, or seasonings.
From the archive, a campaign trail anecdote:
"I love hot dogs and hamburgers ..." Romney begins to answer and then flips a pork chop right off the grill and onto the pea gravel that covers the ground beneath.
Romney picks up the pork chop and puts it back on the grill. And the press corps very loudly goes, "Oooooooo!"
Romney recovers immediately and removes the offending pork chop from the grill and the food chain.
In Praise of the All-American Mexican Hot Dog