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Posted by Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 8:50 AM

Camellia Chili Dog
Urbanspoon has put together a list that they are calling America's 100 Most Popular Cheap Eats, with many Roadfood favorites sprinkled throughout. Pictured above is an unconventionally round chili dog from one of the hundred: Camellia Grill of New Orleans (see the review).

Source: Urbanspoon


I had no idea that Camellia Grill had a round hot dog! I found two more this summer in TX & KS and had never seen one before. Where else have you seen them?
Posted by ayersian on Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 5:51 PM

We got to get that dog for our FoodFest in NOLA next year.
Posted by Stephen Rushmore Jr. on Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 7:06 PM

It's not really a round dog. It's a regular dog cut and arranged to fit on a hamburger bun, an approach Sue despises - she won't let me serve hot dogs on burger buns at home, even in a bun emergency. It's fine with me, though, especially as a chili dog. I recall reading about a company that actually made round, flat dogs for burger buns. I think they were called Flatdogs. Don't know if they are still made.
Posted by Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 11:52 PM

Here they are, made in Manchester, CT!
Posted by Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012 11:55 PM

I went to the original location about 30 years ago. At that time they had a most unique menu item, called a Cannibal Special: a steak tartare (raw ground beef) sandwich. It was yummy -- and grossed out 2 of the 3 friends with whom I was traveling. :-)

Since none of these reviews mentioned it, I suspect it was chased off the menu by the health prudes... Too bad.
Posted by Guy Olsen on Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 1:57 AM

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