Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD?

Post
tywwia
Junior Burger
2008/04/27 10:45:37
Thanks to this site, I discovered Weenie Beanie in Arlington, Sams Hot Dog Stands in Winchester, Jess' Quick Lunch in Harrisonburg, Joe's Hot Dogs in Herndon and the White Star in Frederick MD - but the Winchester Sam's and Joe's have closed in the last several months, and the other two places aren't always "on the way" - so I am wondering if anyone has other recommendations for good hot dog spots in Fairfax County, Loudoun County or points west of there in Northern VA, or in Montgomery, Washington or Frederick counties in MD? There HAS to be something better than Sheetz and 7-11... (I have used the search function, with no luck beyond those mentioned above)

(PS - of course there is Ben's Chili Bowl in DC, which is great, I'm looking for places more convenient to the Leesburg VA area)

Thanks!
wrfc5
Hamburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/04/27 11:48:30
Vienna Inn is famous for their dogs...I usually get 3 loaded, which is mustard, onions and chili.
micciche57
Junior Burger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/04/27 12:31:05
Unfortunately for us Northern Virginian's there are not many choices. Ben's Chili Bowl in Wash.DC is the real deal and they serve a great Chili Dog. Vienna Inn is ok but the dogs are not very good quality in my opinion, their hot dog sauce has a nice spicy flavor though. Beenie Weenie was a great place to go 20 years ago when i would bring my trucking crew there for lunch. they reminded me of the Hot Texas Weiner stands of my youth in New Jersey. Havn't been back though because of the distance...Unfortunately when i bring up the subject to my friends about not being able to get a great dog they point out Costco, or the hot dog carts in front of home depot. they are ok but nothing to write home about. That did it, now my mouth is watering for a Hot Texas Weiner all the way.
tywwia
Junior Burger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/04/28 19:06:49
Thanks for the info so far. Only went by the Vienna Inn once, too crowded to get in that evening.

I do wish there was more. Ben's is great when I am in the District, but I miss having something out here in the Leesburg area or further west.

One place that I had a pretty good half-smoke last week - Dogs Plus at Camden Yards.
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/04/28 20:25:06
At the risk of earning the wrath which will surely come with such a suggestion (" />) -- however knowing that such is also a recommendation perhaps escaping the naked eye of the public at- large --[url='http://www.fiveguys.com/']Five Guys[/url] actually serves quite a decent hot dog.



I'll leave it to the usual albeit admired posters on this board whom have a PhD from Frankfurt to provide greater detail on the particular dog but safe-to-say that it's a Hebrew National, 100% beef and 100% Kosher hot dog that's split then grilled (griddled) and not bad at all when you need that hot dog-fix.

And while the Leesburg area puts you at quite the disadvantage when it comes to decent dogs, take comfort in the following two pending developments:

(1) there's a Five Guys planned in the shopping center being built right behind Leesburg's Home Depot;

(2) and that on the other side of Route 7 near the Goose Creek Golf Club, they're building the great purveyor of upstate New York hot dogs as in [url='http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/HomepageView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10002&langId=-1']Wegmans[/url] (cue [url='http://www.sounddogs.com/previews/2220/mp3/402678_SOUNDDOGS_MU.mp3']music[/url]).


FYI and welcome to RoadFood.com.
ScreenBear
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/04/28 21:52:24
I95,

I'm in agreement insofar as 5 Guys's Hotdogability is concerned. It's a good, skinless Hebrew National, prepared nicely.

Actually, I posted about it some time back, stating that, by ordering it just right, one could obtain a reasonable facsimile of a Chicago Style Dog.

While my post pertains to N.J.'s dearth of Chicago Style Hot Dogs, and offers the 5 Guys formula as a solution, it, of course, pertains to hot dog aficionados in all states where there's a 5 Guys. The Post follows:

***********************The Chicago Alternative************************

While Central New Jerseyans still bemoan the loss of J's Beef in Linden, N.J., where owner Jack purveyed the very best Chicago Style Dog east of the Windy City, hot dog lovers willing to practice a little ingenuity and imagination can find a tasty solution at 5 Guys, Blue Star Mall, Watchung, New Jersey---at least until Jack opens his new place...perhaps in the Woodbridge area.

At 5 Guys, which serves a 1/4 lb. Hebrew National, skinless dog, split and cooked on a griddle (ask for it a tad seared), the toppings are numerous...the policy generous. That is, by stretching the rules a tad, you can at least simulate the Chicago experience.

Order your dog with pickle, mustard, relish, tomato, raw onion and Jalapeno peppers. Nope, they're not sport peppers; the roll isn't a poppy-seeded Rosen; the relish isn't quite neon. But if you bring your own shaker of celery salt, close your eyes and bask in the impossible joy of knowing the Cubs are within reach of first place, it's a decent substitute...at least until Jack comes Back.
The Bear

i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/04/29 08:09:37
Well put, ScreenBear. Sorry I missed your original posting of the same.
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/04/29 08:38:42
tywwia, two other thoughts regarding your pursuit of a decent hot dog in the Leesburg, Virginia area:


(1) Johnson's Charcoal Beef House (401 East Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, 703 / 777-1116) serves a decent split and grilled dog, as well, but you better hurry as the once great place is scheduled to soon be demolished to make room for yet another Chevy Chase Bank ;

(2) and the old Mighty Midget Kitchen used to also serve a good hot dog. You may want to check out their new location (noted[url='http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2067&whichpage=2']here[/url]) to see whether they still do.


FYI.


John Fox
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/04/29 08:39:13
I also agree that 5 Guys serves a very good hot dog. Hebrew National is a quality beef dog and the people working at 5 Guys prepare it well. I went when they first opened and sampled the hot dog, hamburger, and fries. I've read a lot of posts bashing Five Guys hamburgers, but I love them. Well done, but still juicy and tasty. I like the softer bun as well. The fries (fried in peanut oil) are maybe my favorite french fry. Although the dogs are very good, most of the time I get a burger and fries.

I always try to go to new place with an open mind regarding hot dogs. Normally I wouldn't expect a good one from a chain hamburger restaurant. But 5 Guys is definitely an exception.
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/04/29 08:44:46
Let the record reflect that I beat the esteemed John Fox to a specific hot dog recommendation.











tywwia
Junior Burger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/04/29 19:28:35
I wil give 5 guys a shot.

As to the Mighty Midget Kitchen, the last time I drove by the new location, it looked like the kitchen was not yet open. And, to be, uh, frank, if I'm there, it's Friday night for ribs...
douginvirginia
Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/04/30 07:52:59
I mention this only since you're looking for dogs and might be be tempted if you're driving on I-81.

A place to AVOID AT ALL COST! I'm unsure of the name, but it's listed on a "places to eat" sign along 81 in Martinsburg, WV. The dogs were skinless (which I expected), low quality, only luke warm, and they got the toppings screwed up. I'm ashamed to say this, but they were so bad I just threw them out of the truck onto the parking lot and drove away.
MikeS.
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/04/30 22:37:01
Hot Dog Hut? I'm betting. They only exist because of the video gambling machines. Definitely not worth a stop if you're traveling through.

Robearjr
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/04/30 23:21:17
Is anyone familar with Zack's hot dogs in the Baltimore area. I think they may have two or three locations?
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/04/30 23:41:48
Former RoadFood poster hungovergourmet posted about such on his online "journal of food, drink, travel & fun" viewable online[url='http://hungovergourmet.blogspot.com/2007/04/zacks-hot-dogs-with-attitude.html']here[/url], FYI.
douginvirginia
Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/05/01 06:51:20
quote:
Originally posted by MikeS.

Hot Dog Hut? I'm betting. They only exist because of the video gambling machines. Definitely not worth a stop if you're traveling through.




Mike, that's the place. If I was starving, I'd hit any of the ff joints along the strip before returning there.
KOK
Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/05/01 08:10:21
quote:
Originally posted by Robearjr
Is anyone familar with Zack's hot dogs in the Baltimore area. I think they may have two or three locations?
Zach's is very good, I especially like the pickle/pepper/fixins bar (at least at the Carny location). I've never had the Chicago dog, but they do sell jars of the freakish green relish.

On the 'Not Dogs' menu they list an Italian beef. I had it a year ago and it was NOT an Italian beef but more like a bbq beef. The menu reads like its a real Italian beef so it may be worth a try again. Excellent natural casing dogs,

Kevin

http://zacksdogs.com/
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/05/02 13:37:22
quote:
Originally posted by John Fox

Normally I wouldn't expect a good one from a chain hamburger restaurant. But 5 Guys is definitely an exception.


I just returned from a rather spontaneous lunch at the Falls Church, Virginia outpost (2960 Gallows Road) of this chain (" />) and it was only confirming to me as to how decent this dog is.




Hope tywwia finally finds his solace amongst the red and white checkerboard which is[url='http://www.fiveguys.com/']Five Guys[/url].
micciche57
Junior Burger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/05/03 13:19:40
Went straight to the 5 guys in Ashburn to try it again. Its ok, but definitely is not worthy of being placed in the same league as the greats (Rutts Hutt, Syds, Tommys,etc.).. they are known for their Burgers which are great. Use to be better when there were just the two originals down on Columbia Pike and i beleive the other one is in Falls Church. They also use to use a great potato bun for their burgers, stopped doing that for some reason. once a franchisee gets to changing things the product loses some of its appeal.
Wish i knew why a great dog place hasn't made it in this area? any ideas out there as to why?
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/05/03 16:40:49
quote:
Originally posted by micciche57

Wish i knew why a great dog place hasn't made it in this area? any ideas out there as to why?


Uh...



...because 535 weiners in town is enough?
Greymo
Filet Mignon
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/05/03 16:56:06
ROTFLMAO
tywwia
Junior Burger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/05/03 17:26:40
540. You forgot the 5 delegates, resident commissioners, etc...
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/05/03 17:30:30
Excellent,i95,just excellent!!!
signman
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/05/04 00:45:28
I had a Chicago style hot dog from Zacks in White Marsh just last week. Somehow this place just doesn't impress me. They are using genuine Vienna Beef brand products, even have the neon relish and giardinera (sp) for sale, but they served me a Chicago Dog with no mustard. I was very surprised at this, but upon reading their description of the Chicago dog, it doesn't mention mustard. Their only mustard offerings are French's yellow and a brown horseradish mustard, and apparently they expect you to add them yourself. Not such a good idea on a Chicago dog which have a certain order to them. No Guldens or good deli mustard are available.
micciche57
Junior Burger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/05/12 11:47:47
Well, let me ask you guys (and gals) something. if someone was to build a Hot texas weiner stand in Northern Virginia. based on the traditional NJ/NY style dogs do you think it would have a chance of making it? Is there a large enough base of customer's in this area to support it in your opinion?
KOK
Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/05/12 15:19:37
quote:
Originally posted by micciche57
Well, let me ask you guys (and gals) something. if someone was to build a Hot texas weiner stand in Northern Virginia. based on the traditional NJ/NY style dogs do you think it would have a chance of making it? Is there a large enough base of customer's in this area to support it in your opinion?
I think a place like that would do well. About the only places I can think of that are similar are Ben's and Weenie Beanie. When I worked in D.C., I went to Weenie Beanie every couple of months because it's good, but not that great that I'd go to weekly. I wasn't convenient to Ben's to make it except a few times a year.

A place like Rutt's Hut, or any NYC Papaya type place would thrive, IMHO.

Kevin
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/05/13 07:07:26
quote:
Originally posted by KOK

A place like Rutt's Hut, or any NYC Papaya type place would thrive...


Scorereader
Sirloin
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/05/13 09:46:10
quote:
Originally posted by douginvirginia


A place to AVOID AT ALL COST! I'm unsure of the name, but it's listed on a "places to eat" sign along 81 in Martinsburg, WV. The dogs were skinless (which I expected), low quality, only luke warm, and they got the toppings screwed up. I'm ashamed to say this, but they were so bad I just threw them out of the truck onto the parking lot and drove away.


I do believe that is the lowliest thing you could've done.

There are things called trash cans. Use them. Stop littering - you're only ruining the environment and aesthetic beauty of the world for the rest of us.

Have some respect for the world and civilization you live in, and show it. You should be ashamed!

I honestly, have no idea why you would admit to littering on a public forum. Next time, fess up to the police and pay your fine.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/05/13 18:40:50
quote:
Originally posted by tywwia

Thanks to this site, I discovered Weenie Beanie in Arlington, Sams Hot Dog Stands in Winchester, Jess' Quick Lunch in Harrisonburg, Joe's Hot Dogs in Herndon and the White Star in Frederick MD - but the Winchester Sam's and Joe's have closed in the last several months, and the other two places aren't always "on the way" - so I am wondering if anyone has other recommendations for good hot dog spots in Fairfax County, Loudoun County or points west of there in Northern VA, or in Montgomery, Washington or Frederick counties in MD? There HAS to be something better than Sheetz and 7-11... (I have used the search function, with no luck beyond those mentioned above)

(PS - of course there is Ben's Chili Bowl in DC, which is great, I'm looking for places more convenient to the Leesburg VA area)

Thanks!


Welcome to Roadfood!!!

We moved to the Dallas area three years ago after living in McLean for 25 years. I miss many of my NOVA roadfood-type places, especially Weenie Beenie! Along with the half-smokes and chili dogs they serve a great N.C. BBQ sandwich. I'd order a large, hold the slaw, add hot sauce and wash it down with Mountain Dew. OMG! Try a grilled cheese with ham or bacon for breakfast. Any hangover will disappear instantly! Did you know that they have a "sister" in Alexandria? It's on the corner of Pickett & Yoakum Pkwy. Same food with an eat-in area.

The Vienna Inn is several notches below Jess' Quick Lunch where I ate many a dog and drank a few Schlitz back in the 1970's before playing in a high-stakes game in Harrisonburg that was worth the trip from DC.

I prefer sausage to hot dogs; try Willard's in Chantilly. http://www.dcbbq.com/

I've seen a few Food Channnel shows on the Chicago Hot Dog and it occurs to me (with some help from the mention above) that you could "build one" at Five Guys. In fact, I'll do that myself when they open their first Texas store in (of all places) the Galleria-Dallas (think Galleria-Tyson's + Pentagon City and add an ice rink). Just contemplating their rent makes me dizzy, but their Manhattan store has been a success.

BTW: the ultimate Roadfood in DC is Mario's on Wilson in Arlington. Get a slice with pep and a slice with BBQ and munch on them while Lefty preps you ham, steak & cheese with grilled onions & shrooms. Like Weenie Beenie, the feast is best enjoyed on one of their outdoor picnic tables. WARNING: like Weenie Beenie, their food does not travel. Eat on the spot!
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/05/20 08:29:59
quote:
Originally posted by i95

tywwia, two other thoughts regarding your pursuit of a decent hot dog in the Leesburg, Virginia area:


(1) Johnson's Charcoal Beef House (401 East Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, 703 / 777-1116)...







Too late. Closed for good
last Wednesday.
tywwia
Junior Burger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/11/13 21:17:59
all,

there is a new hot dog location in No VA - Windy City Redhots, http://www.windycityredhots.com/. It's a van located in a garden center on Rte 7 in Ashburn. I have been there once, had a Chicago style dog and fries. The dog was OK - I prefer chili dogs (of all the various types) or a spicy mustard dog, but since I have never had a Chicago dog before, I figured I would try it. It had all the ingredients, the dog was good, but for me, too many things getting in the way. I will leave it to real Chicago dog afficianados to decide if it's a good one or not...

rebeltruce
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/11/14 07:02:19
quote:
Originally posted by tywwia

all,

there is a new hot dog location in No VA - Windy City Redhots, http://www.windycityredhots.com/. It's a van located in a garden center on Rte 7 in Ashburn. I have been there once, had a Chicago style dog and fries. The dog was OK - I prefer chili dogs (of all the various types) or a spicy mustard dog, but since I have never had a Chicago dog before, I figured I would try it. It had all the ingredients, the dog was good, but for me, too many things getting in the way. I will leave it to real Chicago dog afficianados to decide if it's a good one or not...




That just figures!!!!!!!!!!!!! I move to Culpeper for work and a new Dog/Beef joint opens up seven minutes from my old place in Sterling!!!! I think I'll make the drive up from Culpeper this Saturday for a Dog all the way and a Beef, I may even take a Polish back with me to Culpeper.
micciche57
Junior Burger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2008/11/18 09:31:58
As soon as i saw the post i headed down to Windy city Redhot's. He uses Vienna Beef hot dogs. Chicago style as the name suggests was built correctly but the ingredients were bland. Neon green relish was very bland. Also tried the chili dog and the Italian beef and cheese (known as the Cheef). i was really excited when he asked me "you want it dipped? " the beef was tender and juicy but the bread was not quite up to being dipped and literally fell apart. just a few fix's and the place really stands a chance of making it. Nice kid running the place.
micciche57
Junior Burger
Re:Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2009/05/02 13:35:33

There is a new hot dog joint in Leesburg, Va.  Lesher's hot dogs.  Talked to the nice lady behind the counter  and asked her what style of dog they served and the guy in front of the roller grill said "have you ever heard of the Crystal Palace in Pennsylvania?"  I knew of the place but have never been there so i had no reference.  "well thats the kind of dog we serve".  Ordered 3 #1's   (chili, mustard, and onion) and 3# 2's (Sauerkraut and Mustard).  the other option was a plain dog or a Hamburger.  Unfortunately the burgers were not available yet.   I ate one of each on the spot and while rather small they were both pretty good.  Bun was a little moist from the toppings, but i've come to expect that in this neck of the woods.  They are using Berk's hot dogs, and their cili is not tomato based, just ground beef and seasoning.  My kids ate the other 4 dogs and were quite happy that i didn't eat them on the way home.  We might just make this place a regular stop.
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2009/05/02 15:35:32
micciche57

There is a new hot dog joint in Leesburg, Va.  Lesher's hot dogs.


How ironic as I was actually at Lesher's (28 South King Street, Leesburg, Virginia 703 / 777-3277) today after driving by the place in recent weeks and wanting to check it out. I hesitate to say this but my three-worded review is simply: WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT.

 
 
 
This is a shell of an operation in Leesburg's historic district and where its "kitchen" is in a would-be closet and its sole source of cooking hotdogs is one of those roller things ubiquitous to every 7-11 store in the U.S. The hotdog was seriously nothing special. This honestly looks like some type of "hobby business" serving the same darn thing I could find at any convenience store.
 
Too bad as Lououn County, Virginia could use a hotdog place or two -- especially as Leesburg continues to await the opening of its seemingly-delayed Five Guys franchise. If are in or traveling throuh this neck of the woods however, the aforementioned Windy City Red Hots trailer (no seating / all outside) is the place to go.
 
 

MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2009/05/03 09:28:44

That's sad.
 
When I lived in McLean, NOVA I always regarded Johnson's Charcoal House as where the "real Virginia" began.
 
They had a waitress that was once featured in the Washington Post as driving to work 60 miles from West Virginia even through blizzards.  She was the best wait-person I ever had.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2009/05/04 09:51:56
In Glen Burnie, MD is Ann's.  The hot dogs are fine, but nothing special.  A lot of bun for the wiener, I recommend getting two wieners in each bun.  My favorite thing about the place is the atmosphere.  Of course, I may be a little impartial since it was a teenage hangout of my mother.

http://www.hollyeats.com/AnnsDariCreme.htm
post edited by buffetbuster - 2009/05/04 10:47:48
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2009/05/04 10:11:17
buffetbuster

...I recommend getting two wieners in each bun...


 
It's all teed-up for you, Travelin Man...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2009/05/04 10:14:50
i95-
I obviously need to be much more careful in any thread that has your attention!

The Travelin Man
Filet Mignon
RE: Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2009/05/04 10:22:38
i95

buffetbuster

...I recommend getting two wieners in each bun...


 
It's all teed-up for you, Travelin Man...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Dear Penthouse Letters -

I always thought that the people who wrote in to your magazine all made up their stories until this one night when I was out grabbing a couple of hot dogs.....
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2010/05/23 15:23:12
 
Actually, two updates here:
 
(1) The aforementioned Windy City Red Hots (http://www.windycityredhots.com/) is opening a second location this Friday and in the location of the equally aforementioned and former Lesher's (28 South King Street, Leesburg, Virginia, 703 / 669-8606).
 
(2) And in the category of "when it rains, it pours," a second hot dog place just opened up last Thursday also in Loudoun County, Virginia this time in Purcellville. The place is Haute Dogs & Fries (http://www.hautedogsandfries.com/index.html) and is located at 609 East Main Street (540 / 338-2439).
 
 
As the name of the place indicates, the place serves both hot dogs (griddled all beef Kayem dogs -- think Fenway Franks) and fries (frozen, yes, but both fried and spiced delicately and nicely as well as accompanied by a selection of dipping sauces -- think Pomme Frites in NYC [great homemade curry sauce!]) as well as milkshakes (although their apparatus for doing the latter broke on their third day of business). Checked-out the place yesterday and while I could take or leave Kayem dogs, a split and grilled version of the same served in an equally grilled (and buttered) New England style roll proved quite tasty so too the freshly prepared toppings (coleslaw, onions, chili, cheese, relish, etc.).
 
It will be interesting to watch this place take off as their seemingly purposefully limited and tasty selection along with their enthusiastic staff shows both great promise as well as a filled void in Northern Virginia's dearth of decent dogs.  
 
 
Re:Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2010/05/23 16:44:31
OK, I'll bite on this old thread and boast that my 1/4 lb Hebrew National grilled here with a toasted roll, homemade chili and all other toppings available is as good as a dog gets, If you bite my dog, you won't regret it...I also have a Kunzler Hot Link much like Ben's Half Smoke that will get you in a right frame of mind...no brag, just fact.
eruby
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2010/05/24 15:42:30
chewingthefat

OK, I'll bite on this old thread and boast that my 1/4 lb Hebrew National grilled here with a toasted roll, homemade chili and all other toppings available is as good as a dog gets, If you bite my dog, you won't regret it...I also have a Kunzler Hot Link much like Ben's Half Smoke that will get you in a right frame of mind...no brag, just fact.
What is your place in Emmitsburg?  I'll soon be making my annual trip to Keystone for fireworks and would love to stop by.
 
I looked at your profile and  think I know, but am not sure.
 

Re:Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2010/05/24 17:03:30
eruby

chewingthefat

OK, I'll bite on this old thread and boast that my 1/4 lb Hebrew National grilled here with a toasted roll, homemade chili and all other toppings available is as good as a dog gets, If you bite my dog, you won't regret it...I also have a Kunzler Hot Link much like Ben's Half Smoke that will get you in a right frame of mind...no brag, just fact.
What is your place in Emmitsburg?  I'll soon be making my annual trip to Keystone for fireworks and would love to stop by.
 
I looked at your profile and  think I know, but am not sure.
 


Yep, Rhymes with Hubby's but with a C...I don't want to get in trouble
eruby
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2010/05/25 08:31:59
chewingthefatYep, Rhymes with Hubby's but with a C...I don't want to get in trouble
As I thought.  I've been several times but have never strayed from the BBQ.  Perhaps this time in June.

BelRose
Hamburger
Re:Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2010/05/26 09:37:58
The bar at Alexandria's Del Merei Grille serves Vienna Inn chili on their dogs, and the hot dog tasted better than what I have had at VI.  I understand that the chili dogs at Bobby's Crabcakes in Rockville is also good, I have not tried them as he puts beans in his chili. 
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2010/10/28 18:09:37
 
 
Good summary of current hot dog options
in Northern Virginia courtesy of the October
2010 issue of Northern Virginia Magazine...
 
 
...including write-ups on this thread's
mentioned Haute Dogs in Purcellville.
 
John Fox
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2010/10/28 19:45:55
Thank you for the link. I enjoyed reading about the places in the article even though I probably won't get to any of them. I appreciate the fact that the writer mentioned the brands of hot dogs served at these hot dog joints. Too many people writing about or reviewing hot dog establishments talk about everything but the brand of hot dog which is of utmost importance. Many also fail to include how the dog is prepared.
McJeff
Junior Burger
Re:Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2010/10/29 16:34:55
The only good hotdog place in Maryland that I'm familiar with is Zack's, located in the White Marsh/Dundalk area.  They do a wide variety of hotdogs, including Chicago dogs.  Having never tried a Chicago dog actually from Chicago I can't say for sure, but Zack's dogs look like the genuine article, they advertise Vienna Beef franks on the walls, and they're delicious.  
 
Pollock Johnny's might be worth a try though.  I've never had the hotdogs there before though, only the polish sausages.  And go to the Lexington Market or Washington Avenue locations, not the one in Security Mall.
eruby
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2010/11/01 08:14:43
McJeff -  Give a try to Weenie World in Dundalk.  They have skinless and natural casing dogs in a wide variety (I like the slaw dogs there) as well as foot longs and Polish  Italian sausage.  The fries are good as well.
 
Weenie World
1099 Merritt Blvd
Dundalk, MD 21222
(410) 284-9495
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2011/02/06 10:09:09
*** THIS THREAD'S PROBLEM NOW SOLVED COURTESY OF: ***
 
 
 
Opened up just three months ago and conveniently located in the Barracks
Row section of Washington, D.C. (Capitol Hill at 423 Eighth Street, SE), DC-3
is a most-welcomed off-shoot from the folks whom brought the city Matchbox
(touted on this site). Most importantly -- and as confirmed by an inaugural visit
to the place yesterday for lunch -- THEY SERVE 20 TYPES OF REGIONAL HOT DOGS!
 
Oh, I know what you're saying: sure, 20 of the same dogs but with different
"toppings." Nope. Eight different dogs (Zweigle's, Kayem, Nathan's, etc.), custom
rolls, four different cooking mediums (grill, griddle, deep fry and boil) and 20 different
regional specialties including that served in Chicago, Coney Island, L.A., Tucson, etc.
 
Along with delicious, house battered and fried pickles and fries, our five-top
ordered the: Tucson Sonoran (bacon-wrapped beef dog in a carved-out, locally-
made roll and topped with pinto beans, onions, tomatoes, white spicy mayo, jalapeno
relish and deli mustard); Maine Red Snapper (Kayem red hot on a butter-grilled locally-
made bun topped with jalapeno white sauce, homemade vidalia onion sweet relish and
celery salt); and NY Coney (Nathan's beef hot dog topped with chili, onions and mustard).
All delicious and, while not cheap, averaging @ $ 5.00 per dog. See DC-3's menu here:
 
 
DC-3 has largely received favorable, local  reviews and I hope they survive
these trying times. (BTW, the place also serves Boylan's sodas, fresh cotton candy,
ice cream and frozen yogurt.) Check 'em out!   
John Fox
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2011/02/06 11:27:43
DC-3 was featured in the Roadfood Digest:
http://www.roadfood.com/Digest/29/dc-gets-upscale-roadfood
 
They do feature regional styles but often get them wrong using the wrong kind of dog. See comments below.
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2011/02/06 16:58:47
Oops. My bad. I always thought that "Roadfood Digest" was a chewingthefat thread likely inquiring, "what's the worst thing you ever digested?" Again, oops. That said, good comments. That also said, this part of the world is so desperate for decent hot dogs that even if DC-3 got it half right, they'd have my business.
IntelligentT82
Cheeseburger
Re:Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2011/02/15 16:45:22
Thank you i95 for posting info on DC-3.  I have to go there.  The pictures on their website looks too tempting for me to resist.  The Tucson Sonoran looks really good.   I must try...
Scorereader
Sirloin
Re:Hot Dogs in No. Virginia or Central MD? 2011/02/15 17:27:52
I just walked past there yesterday during my lunch hour and, unfortunately, has just purchase a sandwich at Marvelous Market, and I was thinking, I should go there, take pics and post on Roadfood.
 
I just wished they use Hofmann's from syracuse rather than Sweigles from Rochacha. For a coney (white snappy), Hofmann's is better.