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2010/07/25 08:25:29 (permalink)

The $69 hot dog

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When I see the term "haute dog" the hair on the back my neck stands up and all kinds of warning flags appear. Add to this the involvement of a chef and you are looking at a recipe for disaster. Pretzel dough? Maybe for a change of pace, but I prefer a quality food service individually baked hot dog bun. White truffle butter, duck foie gras, black truffles, ketchup (gasp!), vidalia onions, and black truffle dijon mustard?!! Is there a frankfurter in there? I call this a witness protection hot dog. The frank is hidden and/or buried under all that garbage.
 
Let me give you some advice. If you're in the area, go to Papaya King, order a hot dog (which I guarantee is better than this abomination) and save yourself $67 and change. Unless of course the woman pictured is included in the $69. She should be for that price.
 
Chef's,
 
I'm begging you, please leave the hot dog alone. Don't desecrate it with your crazy inventions. It's not broke, don't fix it. Stick with what you do best, high end food.
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/25 09:04:19 (permalink)
    I agree John... Hands Off The Hot Dog!

    The picture is of Holly Madison and is actually a promo for Pinks new restaurant.  If you click on the picture it opens up an albumn of various other pics.  Typical PETA models showing off veggie dogs
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/25 10:10:44 (permalink)
    "you don't buy a hot dog called a "haute dog" and you don't get it from a fancy chef.

    You get it from a guy in a tank top with hairy arms who is probably named Nick or Vinnie.

    Guys like this have sense enough not to use white truffle butter and duck foie gras."
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/25 11:46:57 (permalink)
    We celebrated National Hot Dog Day with a dozen or so real (pork/beef) hot dogs, which plumped out rather nicely, overflowing their buns, and they were served with good brown mustard, chopped onions, some shredded cheese and my very own hot dog sauce (a little on the spicy side).....made from a recipe that was the original sauce for NYS hot dogs upstate. And the whole meal fed 5 hungry people and came nowhere near costing $69.00!
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/25 11:59:06 (permalink)
    Anyone that would pay that for a Dog,, Hey I got this island to sell ya in N.Y. !?!?
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/25 13:40:29 (permalink)
    When I hit the Lottery I'm gonna buy one just so I can report about it in here. And John Fox, I'm gonna take you with me and get one for you too just so no one can say you're a closed minded purist but rather an objective hot dog critic willing to try any dog in the interest of fareness and objectivity.
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/25 13:47:00 (permalink)
    I don't know, John. It sounds really good to me.
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/25 20:01:49 (permalink)
    Not having my glasses on I thought this thread was about a $.69 hot dog. I thought hey... I could do that. I buy these Value Time hot dogs for 89c... for 8 to a 12oz pack! And hey... my dog loves em! He just gets one a day though.

    Who was that great lookin girl on SNL that always said... "Ohhh................. nevermind" ???
    Joe
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/26 06:13:23 (permalink)
    Foodbme

    When I hit the Lottery I'm gonna buy one just so I can report about it in here. And John Fox, I'm gonna take you with me and get one for you too just so no one can say you're a closed minded purist but rather an objective hot dog critic willing to try any dog in the interest of fareness and objectivity.

     
    Thanks, Foodbme. But I'd probably end up scraping all of that crap off my hot dog anyway. Besides, I'd rather be a close minded purist. There's such a thing as being so open minded that your brains fall out. And I can afford to be close minded on this because I'm right. I don't need to sample a veggie dog to know that it's disgusting.
     
    Regarding the $69 hot dog, I'm here to tell you, THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES!

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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/26 15:39:03 (permalink)
    This restaurant also got some free advertising compliments of the wire services a few years ago with their $25,000 desert. There was that pizza joint near the UN with its $1,000 pizza. The $175 hamburger from that lunch spot on Water Street near the Staten Island Ferry terminal.

    I don't even analyze how good these items might taste. It is all just hype.
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/26 16:04:35 (permalink)
    I could make that haute dog for much less. Why plunk down 69 dollars just because it has some truffles and foie gras. It just seems weird though to put mix foie gras and a hotdog.

    I would great with David_NYC..it is all just hype.
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/26 16:14:25 (permalink)
    Fois gras and truffle butter is just wrong!
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/26 16:18:38 (permalink)
    John Fox
    ...THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES!

    The exact words that were running through my little mind as I read the article. And, correct me if I'm wrong but isn't "Haute dog" french for "I'm an idiot"?
    post edited by ChiliDog - 2010/07/26 16:19:52
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/26 17:17:42 (permalink)
    A dog is a dog. I use the K.I.S.S. method. Mustard, yes. Ketchup, no.  Onions, yes.  Chili, maybe.  End of story.  Maybe some sport peppers if I'm in the mood.
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/26 17:59:03 (permalink)
    A dog in a bun and, mustard. Period! Except in NYC. Then I add, Sabrett's stewed onions.
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/26 18:00:56 (permalink)
    I once got a $100, truffle-topped cheesesteak in Philadelphia (only because I had an expense account and because the magazine paying the bills wanted to know about it), and felt so stupid eating it. I had only a taste, wanting to save appetite for the much-better $5 cheese steaks that awaited.
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/26 18:26:14 (permalink)
    Seems silly when you can get this at Hot Dougs in Chicago for $9.00:

    Foie Gras and Sauternes Duck Sausage with Truffle Aioli, Foie Gras Mousse and Fleur de Sel 

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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/26 18:39:40 (permalink)
    Oh, good post, TacoDrew!
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/26 19:36:27 (permalink)
    Depending on the brand and how they're made, veggie dogs are not bad.
    I am an affirmed carnivore, but I have friends that are vegetarians. I had doubts about trying them, but they're actually OK. Not something I'd buy on my own, but nothing to get all worked up about "having to eat one", either. 

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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/26 20:22:56 (permalink)
    Well, I have to say I've enjoyed the $24 dollar Black Label/Pat LaFrieda burger at Minetta tavern-but I'm not going near a $69 dollar hot dog.
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/27 04:04:48 (permalink)
    Video made by the New York Daily News of the owner and chef of Serendipity 3 talking about the $69 hot dog. Also features the rep from the Guiness Book, who admits Serendipity 3 came to them to "manufacture" another world record.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMFM4yVlDqg

    Unfortunately, most comments to this video are rather vulgar.
     
    Here is the back story to what you see in the video. It is from the hometown newspaper of Rock Hill, NC, where the first customer hails from:
    http://www.heraldonline.com/2010/07/27/2336971/hot-dog-rock-hill-woman-sets-guinness.html
    post edited by David_NYC - 2010/07/27 04:12:10
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/27 06:23:29 (permalink)
    Thanks, David.
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/27 09:13:52 (permalink)
    The most absurd aspect about this is the KETCHUP!


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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/29 06:47:25 (permalink)
    That's got to be one very tasty hot dog to cost $69
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/07/29 14:55:15 (permalink)
    The Hot Doug's creation posted about by TacoDrew is actually very tasty because it is a duck sausage and all the components are designed to work together harmoniously from a flavor standpoint. 

    This is just ridculous, throwing a bunch of expensive foie on top of a beef dog to up the cost and make a Guiness record.  But then we know they are in it for the publicity and not to try to make anything that actually TASTES good, unlike Hot Doug who truly is an artist of encased meats...
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/08/07 19:22:42 (permalink)
    The hot dog is an icon and an important part of American culture. People don't want it messed with. Two unfortunate souls in New Jersey (the hot dog capital of the world) learned this lesson the hard way. They tried to bring the "haute dog" concept here with predictable results. After much hype and fanfare plus glorious reviews by the biased liberal media, the place was struck by lightning! A sure sign from above and a warning to cease their foolishness. They did not listen, and as a result their business died a slow miserable death. The guys were never heard from again. It was so bad that the rats and pigeons wouldn't even eat the left over scraps from the "haute dogs" that were in the dumpsters. Even rats and pigeons have standards!
    Contrast this to Rutt's Hut, an old school Jersey hot dog legend. You can't even get across the parking lot without encountering pigeons who are so bold that they try to take bites of hot dogs from people who are walking to their cars. These pigeons are so brazen that they routinely shake down rats for lunch money.
    Any faux "chef" would be appalled upon enetering this stronghold of American hot dogs. The decor hasn't changed since 1928. The only toppings you can get on your dogs would be mustard and Rutt's special relish. No kraut, no chili, no foie gras. If you ask, they not so politely tell you to go somewhere else. They stick to what made them a legend. Their loyal customers wouldn't stand for any frivolous changes. By the way, their relish is like no other and goes perfectly with their deep fried dogs. Created by an old German gentleman rather than some fancy pants "haute" chef. None other than the bambino himself, Babe Ruth, used to eat at Rutt's Hut.

    While todays "haute" ballplayers perform on steroids and amphetamines, the Babe, a true American hero, did it on hot dogs and beer from Rutt's Hut.
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/08/07 20:47:37 (permalink)
    Hey mland520, any chance of you sharing your hot dog sauce recipe you mentioned?

    "my very own hot dog sauce (a little on the spicy side).....made from a recipe that was the original sauce for NYS hot dogs upstate"

    Thanks,
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    post edited by WVCitySlicker - 2010/08/07 20:52:59
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2010/08/07 22:41:36 (permalink)
    John Fox

    The hot dog is an icon and an important part of American culture. People don't want it messed with. Two unfortunate souls in New Jersey (the hot dog capital of the world) learned this lesson the hard way. They tried to bring the "haute dog" concept here with predictable results. After much hype and fanfare plus glorious reviews by the biased liberal media, the place was struck by lightning! A sure sign from above and a warning to cease their foolishness. They did not listen, and as a result their business died a slow miserable death. The guys were never heard from again. It was so bad that the rats and pigeons wouldn't even eat the left over scraps from the "haute dogs" that were in the dumpsters. Even rats and pigeons have standards!
    Contrast this to Rutt's Hut, an old school Jersey hot dog legend. You can't even get across the parking lot without encountering pigeons who are so bold that they try to take bites of hot dogs from people who are walking to their cars. These pigeons are so brazen that they routinely shake down rats for lunch money.
    Any faux "chef" would be appalled upon enetering this stronghold of American hot dogs. The decor hasn't changed since 1928. The only toppings you can get on your dogs would be mustard and Rutt's special relish. No kraut, no chili, no foie gras. If you ask, they not so politely tell you to go somewhere else. They stick to what made them a legend. Their loyal customers wouldn't stand for any frivolous changes. By the way, their relish is like no other and goes perfectly with their deep fried dogs. Created by an old German gentleman rather than some fancy pants "haute" chef. None other than the bambino himself, Babe Ruth, used to eat at Rutt's Hut.

    While todays "haute" ballplayers perform on steroids and amphetamines, the Babe, a true American hero, did it on hot dogs and beer from Rutt's Hut.

    Amen brotha!
     
     
     
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2011/07/17 07:16:11 (permalink)
    Now there's an $80 hot dog. http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/The-80-Hot-Dog-m659885.aspx I'm sure someone soon will have to charge more so they can get in the Guinness Book of World Records. Anyone want to come to my house for a hot dog? I'll charge $100, give back $50, get my name in the record book, and serve a better quality frank than this abomination.
     
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    Re:The $69 hot dog 2011/08/12 23:53:03 (permalink)
    Hot Doug's requires a 5-hour long wait, and sometimes no hot dog at all (from what I hear...never attempted myself).  Is it possible that any hot dog or sausage is really THAT good?  Whether you're waiting 5 hours or paying 80 bucks?
     
    There is a food truck in Chicago now, Haute Sausage, that sells some decent looking stuff for $7 a piece ( ).  I've often wondered if they're any good.  Anyone tried this yet? 
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