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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2007/08/07 23:36:10 (permalink)
News Flash--- The Pickle Barrel, home of the footlong hot dog and my western-most favorite frankfurter venue, at East Carson Street, the South Side, Pittsburgh, has now introduced its hand cut French fries as planned.

Word from that fair city today informs that the long-awaited fries are "yummy."
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2007/08/09 12:04:01 (permalink)
http://franktuary.com

Don't forget these guys if you are downtown
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2007/09/27 08:23:38 (permalink)
Nice little article today in the PG this morning about the food reviewer trying a couple of hot dog carts downtown:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07270/820782-46.stm

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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2007/09/28 08:21:29 (permalink)
Nice article Buffetbuster, thanks for the link. I'm rarely up in the Burgh weekdays to hit the carts, but if so, will make it a point.

I forgot to post that I made it to the D's in Monroeville last month. Every bit as good as Regent's Square, and PLENTY of parking. Big beer selection, and they had a very good vegetable crab soup when I was there.

Thanks,

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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2007/11/09 17:32:38 (permalink)
Here is a recent article from the Trib about the previously discussed Station Street Hot Dogs:

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_534348.html
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2007/12/26 11:41:35 (permalink)
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Originally posted by rfox

I should also add that, in desperation, the local Target carries the Vienna Beef weiners. So, if the urge really hits, that's an option. After returning from Chicago last year, I went into hot dog withdrawal. I ended up ordering up a bunch of Vienna dogs from their site and having them shipped.


Based on your info, I stopped in and ate a Target Dog.....good deal at $2 for a drink and large all beef dog, but it certainly wasn't a Vienna. It was their own "Market Farms" line of food product. I checked at another Target, Robinson and West Mifflin so far, and no dice.
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2007/12/26 12:02:51 (permalink)
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Hot Dogma, located in the basement of a downtown church, has been fighting a lawsuit from a Miami Beach restaurant over its name. According to the paper this morning, the lawsuit has finally been settled.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06297/732392-46.stm

Also, Yovi's, which has seemingly been in the Pittsburgh cultural district forever, closed down over the summer. Here is why:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06286/729751-100.stm

I haven't made it to Hot Dogma yet, but I have heard nothing but good things about their dogs. I will miss Yovi's, who had really good Chicago style hot dogs (at least for Pittsburgh) and fries.


FYI, there also are Dogma Grills in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and soon in North Miami.

http://dogmagrill.com/
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2007/12/26 12:27:36 (permalink)
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I believe those are the people who sued Hot Dogma and made them change their name.
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2007/12/26 14:56:18 (permalink)
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MIAMIDON-
I believe those are the people who sued Hot Dogma and made them change their name.


Confirmed. I found a critical article on an "alternative" local blog site that ranted about the suit.
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2007/12/27 06:12:38 (permalink)
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MIAMIDON-
I believe those are the people who sued Hot Dogma and made them change their name.


These are the people who sued Hot Dogma. A frivolous lawsuit if ever there was one. Hot Dogma (now Franktuary) is in Pittsburgh. Some big Florida Company is afraid a little Pittsburgh hot dog joint that was located in a basement of a church is going to steal their business and confuse the two?
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2007/12/27 10:08:45 (permalink)
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quote:
Originally posted by rfox

I should also add that, in desperation, the local Target carries the Vienna Beef weiners. So, if the urge really hits, that's an option. After returning from Chicago last year, I went into hot dog withdrawal. I ended up ordering up a bunch of Vienna dogs from their site and having them shipped.


Based on your info, I stopped in and ate a Target Dog.....good deal at $2 for a drink and large all beef dog, but it certainly wasn't a Vienna. It was their own "Market Farms" line of food product. I checked at another Target, Robinson and West Mifflin so far, and no dice.


I stopped in at a surburban New Jersey Target recently for that $2 hot dog combo. I noticed the signs were changed; the name "Vienna" was no longer on them. So, I asked the kid working behind the counter if they were still using Vienna franks. She said they were. Maybe I caught an old dog, but I have my doubts.

The Target stores in the NYC area also used to sell one pound packages of Vienna skinless franks in the Pantry section. They stopped carrying them. I think the reason is that they did not sell in this market. I often noticed very short expiration dates on the franks. Do they still sell the one pound retail packages in the Pittsburgh market?
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2007/12/27 20:46:31 (permalink)
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Originally posted by David_NYC

quote:
Originally posted by falcinator

quote:
Originally posted by rfox

I should also add that, in desperation, the local Target carries the Vienna Beef weiners. So, if the urge really hits, that's an option. After returning from Chicago last year, I went into hot dog withdrawal. I ended up ordering up a bunch of Vienna dogs from their site and having them shipped.


Based on your info, I stopped in and ate a Target Dog.....good deal at $2 for a drink and large all beef dog, but it certainly wasn't a Vienna. It was their own "Market Farms" line of food product. I checked at another Target, Robinson and West Mifflin so far, and no dice.


I stopped in at a surburban New Jersey Target recently for that $2 hot dog combo. I noticed the signs were changed; the name "Vienna" was no longer on them. So, I asked the kid working behind the counter if they were still using Vienna franks. She said they were. Maybe I caught an old dog, but I have my doubts.

The Target stores in the NYC area also used to sell one pound packages of Vienna skinless franks in the Pantry section. They stopped carrying them. I think the reason is that they did not sell in this market. I often noticed very short expiration dates on the franks. Do they still sell the one pound retail packages in the Pittsburgh market?


The Target in Butler has never sold the Vienna's by the pack. However, I'm pretty sure the "Market Farms" brand, which is the all-beef they're selling off the roller, is actually the Vienna dog. Taste-wise, much of it depends on how long the dog has been on the roller.

By the way, there's a new New Brighton Hot Dog shop opening up in Butler on January 8. I'm not that crazy about their dogs, but it'll still be nice having it here.
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2007/12/31 10:36:44 (permalink)
I was in Oakland yesterday, so I stopped in at The "O" for dogs and fries. They had several signs hanging that said the following"

"The Original has been serving you for the past 48 years. And we plan to continue to serve you. We will not compromise our Quality of food. Others may imitate us, but they cannot duplicate us. CONTRARY TO RUMOR, WE ARE HERE TO STAY."

Since I love the "O", I was glad to read this.

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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2008/05/10 10:00:57 (permalink)
gotta check out this place.. much better than the o.the chili cheese footlong rocks, with the fresh cut fries ..
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2008/05/10 10:06:24 (permalink)
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gotta check out this place.. much better than the o.the chili cheese footlong rocks, with the fresh cut fries .


Edit some of the periods from the website so it will open.

Is it just me, or did they forget to put their address, phone number and business hours on their website. Or is that picture of a hot dog that pops-up covering it?
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2008/05/10 10:15:11 (permalink)
sorry the web site does not come up for yesterdaysdoghouse.com .but the location of this place is on route 366,on the greensburg road in lower burrell,pa. if you type the web site in by hand ,the web page works..also these hand cut fries are way so much better than the potato patch.they also have the natural case dogs that snap when you sink your teeth in them..
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2008/05/10 10:19:54 (permalink)
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Welcome to Roadfood! Thanks for the tip about this place. I will definitely try it out the next time I am in that area.

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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2008/05/10 10:31:12 (permalink)
thanks for your help buffetbuster,works good.you will not disappointed with this place.well worth the ride. if you click on the menu on the web site it gives you the hours,phone number,location.. thanks for your help again buffetbuster.
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2008/05/10 10:34:12 (permalink)
My pleasure! After my visit (hopefully soon), I will report back here. Please stick around and continue to contribute.....there aren't nearly enough of us from "da Burgh" on here.
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2008/05/10 10:36:08 (permalink)
Found it! Always looking for a new spot for Dogs. Thanks and welcome!

Looks like an easy drive right off 28. BB, I look forward to your review.
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2008/05/12 19:30:02 (permalink)
ok crew i was there today,the hours of operation are still the winter hours yet..monday thru saturday 11:00 am till 4:00 pm...they told me the summer hours will begin june 2 on monday..i tried to get the chili recipe but no go. (man that stuff is good)never had chili like that before.really good on the fresh cut fries with cheese.. and the dogs are out of this world...not sure on the one i like the most. the natural case that snaps when you bite into em or the footlong..wish this place was open on sundays..real nice retro setting.we all remember the hotdog shop in down town butler,this place here rocks..no comparison,not saying butler wasn't any good,but yesterday,s is second too none..hope you find your visit just as enjoyable
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2008/05/12 21:06:17 (permalink)
asphaltman, Thanks for the update. I have been taking 28 from 80 to Pitt, trying to avoid the construction on 22. I will give it a try on my next trip.

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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2008/05/13 10:34:00 (permalink)
asphaltman-
I made it over to Yesterday's Dog House in Lower Burrell on Saturday.

When you walk in, you feel like you are walking into someone's living room. The interior was small with maybe only seven seats on the inside. But since it was a fairly nice day, quite a few people were eating outside.

I ordered a foot long, with chili, mustard and onion.

The chili is a typical Greek style chili, neither spicy or sweet. You can see there are nice little chunks of meat in it. I liked it! Interestingly, they put the onions beneath the wiener and mustard on top and below the wiener. Unusual formation.


The item I liked the best were the hand cut fries.


Since I was already over that way, I stopped in at Clementine's for a Pittsburgh-style ham bbq and a couple slices of homemade pie. A good eating afternoon.

asphaltman, thanks for the tip!
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2008/05/13 10:40:28 (permalink)
buffetbuster, Your the best. Nobody covers an area like you.

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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2008/05/13 19:27:17 (permalink)
glad you made it out too yesterday,s BB.. i think that place is cool..here,s another one of my favorites .jim's drive inn. hot dog shop in west mifflin.on 1600 skyline drive. they just have the regular size hotdogs.no footlongs.or fries ..but a good dog.and a differant sauce.i"m a nut when it comes to dogs. .i can eat em every day..
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2008/05/13 20:07:12 (permalink)
Just a comment on the old Hot Dog Shop in Butler: Up until the last few years of operation, they always used hot dogs that specially made at the old Butler Packing plant. They were not incredible, but not bad, either. When Butler Packing shut down, they went with Kunzler dogs, which really didn't cut it for my taste. They also switched from the great skinny crinkle cut fries they had been serving. Of course, as many of you in the area already know, the place closed due to the owner's tax issues. It was a shame to see a local institution go out like that. The place is still sitting there, in all of its glory, empty. The inside decor is simply something one doesn't see anymore.
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2008/05/13 22:58:32 (permalink)
Anyone remember Fat Franks in Pittsburgh? It was in the Strip District and opened in 1989.
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2008/05/14 10:34:53 (permalink)
BaahBen,i think the place your talking about is Frankies.. they are in lawrenceville,just before you get in the strip dist..that is another good dog shop ..you can smell the grilled onions 2 blocks away..glad these places are still around..you can"t beat a good dog anytime of the year.
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2008/05/18 00:20:17 (permalink)
No, It was actually Fat Franks in the Strip District.
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RE: Pittsburgh hot dog joints 2008/05/18 11:03:19 (permalink)
Baah Ben-
I'm not familiar with Fat Frank's at all. Is it still there?
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