Fenway Franks

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2008/07/22 16:05:47 (permalink)

Fenway Franks

Doing a baseball stadium tour along the east coast, we were privileged to take in a game at Fenway Park. Despite our traveling companions advice to avoid a Fenway Frank,(they said the bun reminded them of their youth when Mother served hotdogs wrapped in white bread), I ordered one. Then another. I thought they were absolutely terrific. Note: I inhaled them with no condiments whatsoever--didn't know the routine for add ons. I though them to be bigger and better than the Ball Park Franks and Kosher dogs offered at my home park. Opinions pls.

Was I off-base believing this is one of America's premier hot dogs?

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    bakman_01570
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    RE: Fenway Franks 2008/07/22 16:24:16 (permalink)
    I have always found them quite tasty...matter of fact I'm going to see Sox vs Yankees on Sunday. I'm sure a nice fenway frank will be quite tasty. I like mustard and onions...
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    Michael Hoffman
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    RE: Fenway Franks 2008/07/22 17:47:44 (permalink)
    That's Saux, not Sox.
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    RE: Fenway Franks 2008/07/22 19:49:54 (permalink)
    Jim,
    As long as you like the Fenway Franks as served in Boston, it doesn't matter if it one of America's premier hot dogs. The bun you mentioned is known as a New England frankfurter roll, and is real popular in Massachusetts. The franks themselves were developed by the old Colonial Provision Company of Boston. Colonial also used to sell them through New England supermarkets such as Finast (now part of Stop & Shop.) Colonial was bought out. I understand one of the plants of Sara Lee (Kahn's, Ball Park, Hygrade, Hillshire Farm, etc.) is now making Fenway Franks. They are only actively marketed in the northeast, and are still available in supermarkets.

    I always thought they were a typical supermarket frank. Please note I was raised on New Yotk kosher-style franks.
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    Kenny Joe
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    RE: Fenway Franks 2008/07/22 20:17:25 (permalink)
    I don't know if it was the quality of the dog, the white bread bun, the atmosphere, hunger or what, but my experience when I visited Fenway for the first time last summer was the same as RedJim's . It was one of my alltime great hot dog experiences.
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    RE: Fenway Franks 2008/07/22 20:38:39 (permalink)
    It's the atmosphere! I've been to many Sox games over the 15 years I lived in Boston. I don't even like dogs but they sure taste good at the ballpark.
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    RE: Fenway Franks 2008/07/22 22:53:34 (permalink)
    I've yet to eat a truly hot frankfurter at Yankee Stadium. So I just don't eat there anymore. That is, if I'm lucky enough to get a ticket for a decent seat.

    But if I had to choose between eating a great hot dog in Fenway Park or a first base or 3rd base, 12 rows up seat at Yankee Stadium, and no hot dog, I'd be with the pinstripes. And I like hot dogs.

    The Bear

    P.S--But not to despair. There are several hot dog vendors outside the stadium who sell truly well-prepared Sabrett dirty water dogs. Get one before; get one after. Sure, it'd be nice to eat a good dog during the game. But it just don't happen.
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    RedJim64
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    RE: Fenway Franks 2008/07/23 03:28:38 (permalink)
    "P.S--But not to despair. There are several hot dog vendors outside the stadium who sell truly well-prepared Sabrett dirty water dogs. Get one before; get one after. Sure, it'd be nice to eat a good dog during the game. But it just don't happen."

    We did that too. Another memorable experience, just not in the same way.
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    RE: Fenway Franks 2008/07/23 03:40:34 (permalink)
    There's just something about a dog in or near a ballpark, football, baseball etc it doesn't matter. It could be made with sheep dung and it would taste good!
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    RE: Fenway Franks 2008/07/23 19:59:41 (permalink)
    Everything's better in the ballpark. The hot dogs taste better, the girls are better in a wifely and sexy way, the guys all seem like the greatest guys in the world. The baseballs themselves become precious jewels when they land in the grandstands. Even the grass and the dirt come together in ways that are not the same when you look at the grass and dirt in your background. The ballpark heightens all things, except the play of the losing team.
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