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February 11, 2010

Are you bored? Looking for something other than our hilarious and informative blog to entertain you?  Obsessively thinking about hot dogs?  Look no further than this post, my friends!

Being the braniac that came up with this blog, which is no more than an excuse to eat hot dogs regardless of my wife’s constant pleadings for the sake of my health, I have to keep up with what the competition is writing.  Yes, you may be surprised to hear it, but there’s competition out there for us hot dog bloggers.  Here’s a quick rundown of the best (imho) hot dog blogs to be found:

Hot Dog Blog
The name of the blog ain’t original but who gives a shit when you’re reading about two young (and attractive) women in Minnesota  gorging themselves on hot dogs and beer?  The pictures usually degrade in quality (and steadiness) as the consumption goes deep into the night, which only makes this blog more appealing.  The two hot dog doctors seem to be coming out of hibernation and are back posting again after what I would assume is a six-month-long, alcohol and hot dog-induced blackout.   Alex’s note on 10/5/11:  If you’ve checked out this blog, you’ve noticed that it seems to be inactive for quite a while.  But you should check it out anyway, because funny stories + hot dogs = wacky hijinx!

The West Virginia Hot Dog Blog
You think confining your hot dog joint reviews to a single state, especially one as small as West Virginia, would mean a short life for a blog–these guys prove all assumptions wrong, probably to the dismay of their doctors and loved ones.  Cranking out, on average, a review a week, the blog is dedicated to all things chili-and-coleslaw.  The dedication they have to their regional dog is humbling and makes me wish I drove through West Virginia more than once a decade.

Hawk Krall’s Blogs
If you haven’t heard of Hawk Krall, chances are you’ve still seen some of his hot dog art.  He’s a pretty great cartoonist/illustrator who has a love of hot dogs and other foodie porn, keeps up a crazy amount of blogging through his two blogs which are devoted to food and cartooning, and writes about/draws the Hot Dog of the Week for Serious Eats.  That’s right, he’s the kind of guy men want to be and women want to be with.  Jealous!

Dogs on the Road
Banksy, our fearless from-the-road contributor who would greedily devour a 7-11 dog before even looking at caviar, has some competition in the form of this blog.  The “hot dog guy” seemingly goes to any hot dog joint that he can find and gives it a rating.  I don’t think he can beat our Banksy for humor, but he certainly gets around like a bad penny.

Yank’s Franks
Ever wanted to have your own hot dog stand?  If the answer isn’t hell yeah, then what the heck are you reading this blog for?  George Yankowski is a native of southern Maine, going for the dream and blogging about it all the while.  Having just started the blog in February (and the dream presumably shortly before), George hasn’t found the spot for his stand but he’s giving potential entrepreneurs what will hopefully be some valuable insight into the ups-and-downs of owning a weenie stand.

Alex’s note on 10/5/11:  I’m adding some more blogs to the list that I am shamelessly taking from Hawk Krall’s blog, because he is the grand pubah of food knowledge.  Many thanks to Hawk for already putting up a great list of blog links on his own Drawing for Food!

Sausage and Bread

Have you ever found yourself in the UK and wondered where to get a good sausage sandwich?  You have?  Really?  Ok, well then this is for the people who would like to know.  This blogger appears to be based in London and finds sausages in the UK and all around the globe.  One great entry includes finding one of two ‘authentic American’ hot dogs in London.  Check it out for some good reads!

The Hotdogman’s Blogs

The Hot Dog Truck      The Hotdogman is a longtime blogger of all things hot doggery.  This is the central hub for all great information including links to his other blogs.   How To Start A Hot Dog Business  Hotdogman was a former HDJ owner and helps people understand the business side of starting up their own stand including licensing info, equipment, and location tips!    Hot Dog Stories    This site is my favorite of these three blogs.  HDM takes his video camera and explores this land for stands, carts, and HDJ’s, interviewing owners, employees, and customers.  Why should TV networks have all the fun?  Check out HDM’s visit to Fred’s Franks where he samples a shnurble along with our very own Mike!

Buddies and Hot Dogs

Bros and dogs.  These buddies love food that is terrible for your health, heavy metal, and the beauty of male bonding.  It will bring a tear to your eye.

The Great Birmingham Hot Dog Tour

More specific regional greatness!  Curious about the trove of HDJ’s around Birmingham, Alabama?  Then look no further!  This guy loves his community and wants the world to know about the surprisingly large number of HDJ’s and places that serve great hot dogs in and around Birmingham.

19 Comments leave one →
  1. willydog permalink
    May 18, 2010 12:27 pm

    Add us too to this list

  2. Mary Kay Holmes permalink
    September 7, 2010 4:18 pm

    Don’t forget the Daily Hot Dog iPhone app! A new photo every day! Yahoo!

  3. November 17, 2010 9:52 pm

    You have a great list of hot dog blogs that I have come across. I am new at blogging especially on hot dogs. I am a hot dog vendor with a mobile cart but also cater hot dog menus and other food items. I am slowly walking into a new generation of bloggers and revamped my website to a blogging site..believe me this is not easy for me but will be sliding through it soon. I will take any suggestions you guys have to offer. Thanks alot!!

    • brooklynalex permalink*
      November 18, 2010 7:53 pm

      Thanks for the nice words. You should reply back with the URL for your site. What kind of suggestions are you looking for? If it’s about what we look for in a stand, you can’t get any more basic than great product and service. Read through our entries and you’ll find everything from what we think about menu variety to cheeseing a dog. Good luck!

      • November 18, 2010 11:03 pm

        Thanks for the reply. I did have my url when you click my name but I will place here also. I started looking through some of your blogs. You keep your readers interested which is what I am looking to do.. Thanks again. Senaf aka sodiesdog

  4. January 21, 2011 6:27 pm

    Although I Blog about street food in general many of my posts are about hot dogs. My latest is about Danish pølse.

    • February 9, 2011 8:00 am

      Thanks for the link, love the blog! Very jealous at how well you’re traveled and more so at your international hot dogging. Let me know next time you’re in Boston (or even New England) and I’ll give you some suggestions for street food!

      • February 17, 2011 11:18 am

        Thanks I’m based in Toronto now, so maybe I’ll make it over sometime. What’s some typical Boston street food?

        • February 18, 2011 10:02 am

          The only street food that’s typical to Boston are the hot dog/sausage vendors. The street food scene is picking up somewhat–a SoWa Sundays started up a few years ago where a lot of different trucks show up and there’s been talk about having it allowed in Government Center, which would increase the vitality of the scene. There’s probably a few really good trucks that do non-encased meat foods that I’m not aware of, but the hot dog stands in the Boston area are the draw imho.

          On another note, I’m thinking of traveling up to Toronto some time this year–any suggestions?

          • March 1, 2011 10:03 pm

            Kensigton market/chinatown is the centre of my food universe. Toronto is famous for getting authentic food from everywhere else. Trinidadian, Ethiopian, Korean, Polish, almost anything can be found. Contact me if you want some specifics

  5. March 6, 2011 10:47 am

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  6. March 10, 2011 3:31 pm

    A bad penny huh…I have been called worse!

    All hot dogs are not created equal…just ask anyone who has eaten one at 7-11 then had a real hot dog steamed or grilled at a real hot dog joint.

  7. July 3, 2011 1:27 pm

    In Seattle the best place is Picnic’s Hot Dogs in Kirkland. They have over 24 different styles of hot dogs to choose from and are very well known for “The Dancing Hot Dog”. You can visit Picnic’s Hot Dogs online at and see the Dancing Hot Dog on YouTube at

    • July 3, 2011 2:24 pm

      hilarious! unfortunately i’m too far away to take in the dancing hot dog in person but it’s a great video. thanks for the link!

  8. July 31, 2012 12:10 pm

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