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a new crop of bloggers

March 17, 2010
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It must be getting close to spring because people are getting the hot dog fever (also known as the meat sweats).  These past few weeks I’ve run across a few people who are interested in writing about their encounters with encased meats, so I’ve invited them to post about it here.  The first guy I found via an incoming link to our blog; John was writing about his love of hot dogs and gave our blog as an example of some of the high-quality blogs out there that are dedicated to low-grade meats encased in intestines.

Next up is Vince, one of the highly informed employees of Formaggio Kitchen, which is my favorite cheese & specialty food shops to drop a paycheck or two at.  What got me going there was their last Super Bowl sidewalk grill; I had heard about a dog they do called the “Pearl-in-the-Hole,” a half-pound all-beef Pearl frank stuffed in a hollowed-out loaf of Iggy’s french bread.  Who am I to say no to a beauty like that?

After fortifying myself with some beer from the fantastic tasting (Pretty Things, Jolly Pumpkin, & Brooklyn Brewery) Sam & I were warm enough to venture into the cold February weather and wait patiently in line for the chance to try a hot dog (and take home some of their other BBQ).  They had an impressive lineup of condiments, but I had to ask the grill master for his best suggestion and was glad I did.  He loaded up the hollowed-out roll with BBQ sauce and grilled onions and then stuffed the frank into it.  It was a colossal hot dog in the epic proportions of a Speed Dog, with enough dog there to feed both Sam & I.

Last, but certainly not least, is my good friend Lisa who is across the pond as I write, eating some of the best hot dogs in Iceland.  Here’s the most recent tweet she sent me:  “I just ate the best hot dog. Fried onions and lamb meat, condiments, ketchup, sweet mustard, and mayo – all made in Iceland.”  Can’t wait to see the pics!  I had the pleasure of bringing Lisa over to the dark side; she wouldn’t touch a hot dog until she met me.  Muah-ha-ha!

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  1. brooklynalex permalink*
    March 18, 2010 10:22 pm

    I hope to post an entry soon from my cousin direct from Colorado! By the way, we need to research possible places out by MassMoca.

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