Whistle Pig

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2006/02/26 22:55:43 (permalink)

Whistle Pig

Anyone know what these are? If you're from Niagara Falls, NY, your mouth is probably watering.

They are cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped hot dogs sold at a family run dog and custard place just outside Niagara Falls that has been around since I was a kid in the '60's.

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    ScreenBear
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    RE: Whistle Pig 2006/02/26 23:34:47 (permalink)
    Nope. But they sure sound fine. Any idea whose dog they use?
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    RE: Whistle Pig 2006/02/27 00:47:28 (permalink)
    Oh, you fooled me 'cause where I come from "whistle pig" is another name for a groundhog or woodchuck and they can, in fact, be a food item. When I was a kid we used to hunt them and some of the old-time farmers on whose land we hunted wanted the dead ones for stew.
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    RE: Whistle Pig 2006/02/27 07:11:59 (permalink)
    In Chicago, they're known as a "francheesie/francheezie." They've been around forever, sold only in restaurants, never Chicago hot dog stands.

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    RE: Whistle Pig 2006/02/27 13:01:50 (permalink)
    I've been shooting whistlepigs for years. When I cook them I don't wrap bacon around them.
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    RE: Whistle Pig 2006/02/27 21:06:42 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    I've been shooting whistlepigs for years.


    You must really hate bluegrass. http://www.whistlepigs.com
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    mayor al
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    RE: Whistle Pig 2006/02/27 21:20:11 (permalink)
    I hadn't heard the term before moving to the Ohio Valley, But we see 'WhistlePigs' on a daily basis here. And Feb 2 is their Special Holiday !!

    Here is one that recently moved into our neighborhood from Columbus Ohio. He said he was going to wait forMike Hoffman to come to Louisville and then 'even the score'!!

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    RE: Whistle Pig 2006/02/28 08:56:30 (permalink)
    What's a Whistle Pig?

    A "skinless" hot dog wrapped in bacon and covered in cheese sauce from Page's in Niagara Falls, New York.
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    Niagara
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    RE: Whistle Pig 2006/02/28 09:43:39 (permalink)
    Page's used to slit the dogs open and put the cheese in them. But I moved away from the Falls almost 30 years ago and rarely get back there. So they use cheese sauce now, B&S?
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    RE: Whistle Pig 2006/03/02 01:01:41 (permalink)
    I live around 15 miles from Pages and their Whistle Pig is something I tried once. Didn't care for it but I do remember they had excellent french fries.
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    RE: Whistle Pig 2006/03/02 04:03:07 (permalink)
    I'm in New Haven today ... I'll think of the WP dog when I visit the Yankee Doodle.
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    RE: Whistle Pig 2006/03/02 10:28:13 (permalink)
    Al
    I think that's a prairie dog.
    However, it is one of the funniest pictures I've ever seen!
    (so I stay on topic)Whistle Dogs, the edible variety, sound good.
    Maybe we will thaw some Sabrett's and try to make them.
    Cathy
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    RE: Whistle Pig 2006/03/02 10:39:20 (permalink)
    When I was a kid I'd split a hot dog (but leave it joined along one side), put sliced cheese in it, and wrap it in bacon. Then I'd fry it or cook it in the oven until the bacon was done. As I remember, most of the cheese would melt out, but it could be scraped up and put back in the weenie. (Does anybody else call them "weenies"? Is there a difference I don't know about?)
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    Niagara
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    RE: Whistle Pig 2006/03/02 13:14:46 (permalink)
    Rick-

    That's a pretty fair description of a Whistle Pig, especially like we make them like that at my house.

    All you'd be missing is the ambiance of Page's frozen custard and screaming little kiddies on the outdoor rides.
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    RE: Whistle Pig 2006/03/02 13:22:52 (permalink)

    Cathy,
    You're correct. It is a Prairie Dog. The Woodchuck was out "Whistlin' Dixie" !!
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    RE: Whistle Pig 2006/03/03 13:05:03 (permalink)
    Whistle Pig oooooooh yes............ I know them well and Page's on 6 Corners........
    Damn good hot dogs as well.
    A whistle Pig is a hot-dog wrapped in bacon and (catch this) it's deep fried long before Rutt's ever thought of it................. Niagara, you mentioned the hot-dog was split well the deep fry is what splits the dog and next Cheezwiz is pored over the dog.......... just like a Philly cheese steak. If this hot-dog joint were in New Jersey or Connecticut it would be world famous.......
    By the way Niagara...... Page's Corner is for sale.........

    Duffy "56"
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    Niagara
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    RE: Whistle Pig 2006/03/03 13:58:45 (permalink)
    fpczyz-

    Wow - I had no idea they deep-fried them. I'll have to try that at home. Guess you never notice when you're a kid - too focused on the rides and custard, too.

    Page's Corner for sale? I see John's Flaming Hearth closed, too. We're probably going back to the Falls in August for a couple of days, so I'll have to get a final whistle pig.

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