Originally posted by Lafinwithu1953
I lived in NH all my life and moved down to NC 4 years ago... I can tell you that the hot dog rolls down here stink... They are so bready, that you can't taste what's in them... That's one of the great things about the rolls in New England... You can actually taste what is inside....
Not to mention throwing them on the grill with a grilled dog, or putting some in a frying pan with a little butter spread on each side of the roll, and grilled along with your dogs, or steaming the rolls and some hot dogs for a steamed dog...
And, we won't even mention the lousy hot dogs down here... They don't even have individual links, except for Boars Head brand at $4.99 a lb... The rest they offer are in packages and are soft and mushy, and gross! They don't even taste like hot dogs to me... Those cheap packaged hot dogs suck! It's like comparing cheap hamburger and a filet mignon!
I too, moved from the north to NC. I grew up in Syracuse, where there were several excellent hotdog producers in the region.
While living in NC, it took me a while to figure out, and then accept the idea, that NC's idea of a good hotdog had little to do with the actual hotdog. In NC, it was all about the chili and coleslaw on top of the dog.
I suggest, when you're home in NH to stock up on you local favs and bring them back to NC. But, while your in NC, start looking to the toppings that make a NC dog great. One great place for a dog, is in Greensboro at a place called Yum Yums, near the campus of UNC-Greensboro. It was also one of my favorite ice cream shops and the best place to swig down a bottle of Cheerwine.