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chicagostyledog

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Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Wed, 03/5/08 9:22 AM (permalink)
The Travel Channel will present "Hot Dog Paradise" tonight at 8pm/et & 10pm/pt. Word on the street is that a well known and respected hot dog expert and Roadfood member will be interviewed at one of the featured stands.

CSD Phd Professor of Hot Dogs
 
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    exsquidao

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    RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Wed, 03/5/08 9:25 AM (permalink)
    Is this a re-run, I know I've seen a number of "blank blank Paradise" shows on TTC.
     
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      MellowRoast

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      RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Wed, 03/5/08 9:33 AM (permalink)
      Thanks for the tip. I've seen it, but don't care how often they run it. Great show. I'll be watching.
       
      #3
        MiamiDon

        RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Wed, 03/5/08 9:36 AM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by exsquidao

        Is this a re-run, I know I've seen a number of "blank blank Paradise" shows on TTC.


        Well, according to Mr. Jersey Hot Dog (aka John Fox),who is in the show, this is a new one.

        Not to be confused with Hot Dog Heavens, also from the Travel Channel.
         
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          exsquidao

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          RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Wed, 03/5/08 9:50 AM (permalink)
          Ahhh I think you have corrected me, thanks. if I get the chance (I.E. remember) I'll watch.
           
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            fdm813

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            RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Wed, 03/5/08 10:15 AM (permalink)
            Thanks for the info. I will set my DVR.
             
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              UncleVic

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              RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Wed, 03/5/08 1:15 PM (permalink)
              Just like the recent burger and pizza ones, tonights is a new one..
               
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                chewingthefat

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                RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Thu, 03/6/08 10:58 AM (permalink)
                I caught the show last night, who was the Roadfooder?
                 
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                  UncleVic

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                  RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Thu, 03/6/08 11:10 AM (permalink)
                  John Fox was suppose to be on.. I became busy by time they made it to NJ, so missed it..
                   
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                    UncleVic

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                    RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Thu, 03/6/08 11:13 AM (permalink)
                    As a side note.. ALOT of the same old places being reported on again, just the 4th or 5th variation of the same ol'.. Though I did see a new one for a change, Hot Dougs in Chicago... First person I thought of was Biker Jim with all them exotic sausages.
                     
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                      buffetbuster

                      RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Thu, 03/6/08 11:14 AM (permalink)
                      I can't believe I fogot to watch! Anyone know if and when it will be on again?
                       
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                        Russ Jackson

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                        RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Thu, 03/6/08 11:17 AM (permalink)
                        I watched it also. But as always they have left out Detroit. Why is this? Waisting time on wild game dogs, veggie dogs etc... They keep trucking out the owners of SuperDawg "Hi Ya". No Portellos? Doing a Hot Dog show without visiting Lafayette or American Coney in Detroit is just not right. HECK THE CONEY WAS INVENTED THERE...Russ
                         
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                          PapaJoe8

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                          RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Thu, 03/6/08 11:23 AM (permalink)
                          That was a new one. That was John, neat! I really enjoyed the show! They will show it again for those who missed it.
                          Joe
                           
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                            Russ Jackson

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                            RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Thu, 03/6/08 11:24 AM (permalink)
                            Did you notice that every place had a ban on Ketchup?...Russ
                             
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                              CajunKing

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                              RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Thu, 03/6/08 2:22 PM (permalink)
                              John

                              You done good, it was great to put a face and voice with the name.


                              I missed the first airing @ 8pm, but caught the late show

                              I liked the addition of Hot Doug's which is quickly becoming a chicago institution, but unfortunately the rest of the show has been done several times before.

                              I did like the additons of the regulars (john, the lady eating at superdawg and the owner's daughter @ Jimmy Buff's)
                               
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                                John Fox

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                                RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Thu, 03/6/08 7:40 PM (permalink)
                                Thanks! It was a lot of fun. You wouldn't believe how much time they spent filming. They were at Jimmy Buff's all day and came back again for another 4 hours. All for a segment that ran between 5 and 7 minutes. They spent about 20 minutes speaking with me. And I'm sure it was the same at the other places as well. I'm glad that one of these shows got around to featuring another Jersey hot dog establishment other than Rutt's Hut. I can think of nowhere more deserving than Jimmy Buff's, inventor of a Jersey original.
                                 
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                                  seafarer john

                                  RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Thu, 03/6/08 9:13 PM (permalink)
                                  Happy to see John Fox last night for only a few brief minutes. The man speaks well and with authority on North Jersey hot dogs. the rest of the hour was a real drag- we've seen all those places endlessly over the years.

                                  Cheers, John
                                   
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                                    KOK

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                                    RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Fri, 03/7/08 4:00 PM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by buffetbuster
                                    I can't believe I fogot to watch! Anyone know if and when it will be on again?
                                    According to a search on DirecTV, it will be on Saturday March 15th at 2:00 pm.

                                    Thanks,

                                    Kevin
                                     
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                                      long dog

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                                      RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Wed, 03/12/08 12:20 PM (permalink)
                                      It's on tonight (Wed. March 12) at 9PM EDT right after Steakhouse Paradise...........
                                       
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                                        agnesrob

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                                        RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Sat, 03/15/08 11:07 AM (permalink)
                                        The Travel Channel is reruning their Paradise series starting at noon. Hot Dog Paradise is on at 2. In case anyone hasn't seen it yet.
                                         
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                                          tamandmik

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                                          RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Mon, 03/17/08 11:43 AM (permalink)
                                          I just watched the show on Friday night (thank God for TiVO) and found all the segments to be highly entertaining. Jimmy Buff's appeared to serve the most tasty hot dog, but I have a bias since I've dined there previously.

                                          Two very interesting segments were the guy in Chicago that served hot dogs made of various cuts of meat (venison, snake, etc) and the Miami establishment that served hot dogs made of salmon. Pink's didn't look like it was anything special, however. It seemed to focus too much on the 'celebrity draw' status, IMO.
                                           
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                                            chicagostyledog

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                                            RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Mon, 03/17/08 12:45 PM (permalink)
                                            On Monday, March 24th at 8pm/et, the Travel Channel will present another food related program in Chicago called "America the Wright Way," starring Ian Wright. Ian will attempt to stuff hot dogs at the Vienna Beef factory. A short video of this episode can be found on: www.travelchannel.com Go to America the Wright Way website and go to the "Behind-the Scenes" video. The hot dog segment is featured twice near the tail of the clip.

                                            CSD PhD-Professor of Hot Dogs
                                             
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                                              taariq

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                                              RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Sun, 03/23/08 7:39 PM (permalink)
                                              can you please show the pate fois gras hot dog and how it's made.
                                               
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                                                tamandmik

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                                                RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Mon, 03/24/08 11:44 AM (permalink)
                                                Might I say also the single best quote in this show can be attributed to John Fox, when he proclaimed that Jimmy Buff's taste exceeded Peter Luger's.
                                                 
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                                                  divefl

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                                                  RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Mon, 03/24/08 11:49 AM (permalink)
                                                  I saw this and steak paradise, and pizza paradise, and deep fried paradise this weekend. Did I mention I am on pre-vacation dieting? This weekend was painful.
                                                   
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                                                    firecommander3565

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                                                    RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Mon, 03/24/08 12:02 PM (permalink)
                                                    I also caught this segment yesterday. Being from Chicago, I can say Superdawg is pretty good, but there is better in Chicago for less $$$.

                                                    Some of those others looked terrible... starting with PINK's and the VARSITY; I have eaten at both and left disappointed. I wasn't expecting a Chicago style HotDog, but a decent dog. Pinks stinks and the Varisty is just too much volume to have quality. If either of these places where here in the Windy city, they would be out of business in less than a year.

                                                    Jimmy Buffs was interesting, never had the chance to eat there, but plan to next time I head east... looked kinda greasy though.

                                                    Most of all I want to eat at the Steak Place in Boston ... the Hilltop (??). That place looked awesome!!
                                                     
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                                                      Benzee

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                                                      RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Tue, 03/25/08 11:08 AM (permalink)
                                                      Hello all ,

                                                      Finally caught Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel yesterday .
                                                      Excellent job by our very own John Fox .
                                                      Great job done with Jimmy Buffs one of our stops on last years , and I'm sure , this years Jersey Hot Dog Tour in Sept.
                                                      For more info on the tour go to the Misc Foods sect as we are working on a Sat in sept to go at it again .
                                                      After meeting Jimmy Buff last year he was a pleasure to talk to and was a great host for our group of 40 plus hot dog lovers .
                                                      As far as the other establishments , besides the original Coney island rest. I can not rate them .

                                                      Jimmy Buffs is well worth the trip from anywhere in the tri state area !!!

                                                      Benzee
                                                       
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                                                        Captain Morgan

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                                                        RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Tue, 03/25/08 2:29 PM (permalink)
                                                        DVR'd it, can't wait to watch..thanks so much for letting me
                                                        know about it and please let me know about any other
                                                        future hot dog shows.
                                                         
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                                                          taariq

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                                                          RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Wed, 03/26/08 11:46 AM (permalink)
                                                          does anyone know how to start up a hotdog spot in east central illinois?
                                                           
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                                                            John Fox

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                                                            RE: Hot Dog Paradise on the Travel Channel tonight Tue, 06/3/08 1:23 PM (permalink)
                                                            The Jimmy Buff's segment is on YouTube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=9gQHPM9JtIY
                                                             
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