Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs

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John Fox
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Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Fri, 11/14/08 5:44 AM
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Nice write up on a Seattle blog about Biker Jim (a Roadfood member) and his dogs. Scroll down a little until you get to it.

http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/theconstantvalentine/archives/154150.asp?from=blog_last3

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Fri, 11/14/08 6:46 AM
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GREAT article Biker Jim! One more reason to visit old friends in Denver that I haven't seen in a long time.

Congratulations on the publicity and the success of your business.

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Fri, 11/14/08 7:08 AM
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Reading the article made me want a reindeer sausage. The cream cheese seems like a very good idea.

Paul E. Smith
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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Fri, 11/14/08 7:36 AM
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Jim has a lot of choices, but for me, nothing beats a traditional hot dog with mustard. I would order the big Hebrew National dog. I like trying different types of sausages (reindeer, elk, etc.) just to see what they taste like. I could never see putting cream cheese or a lot of toppings people like on a dog or sausage. But after hearing people rave about the dog with cream cheese (My Schmiero) at Amazing Hot Dog, curiosity got the best of me. At home, I was making a few dogs for lunch one day and spread a little cream cheese on one of my dogs just to see what everyone was raving about. I didn't like it. Athough I'm open to trying new combinations, I stick with mustard usually or mustard and chili. Sometimes I'm surprised. Never thought I'd like a chili slaw dog, but I've been eating them more and more. Last night, a couple of Hebrew Nationals heated in water, then fried in a cast iron skillet, topped with mustard, Father & Son's chili, and creamy sweet slaw.

Congratulations, Jim. Would love to have a Biker Jim's in Jersey.

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Fri, 11/14/08 7:37 AM
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I have friends who were just in Alaska in AUgust (said next time they'd go in late July as it really started to cool down in mid- August)and they had reindeer sausage for breakfast. It was served on the buffet. They said it was "ok" but they are not fussy and they are not foodies. They don't go on a trip and plan it starting with where they will eat...Like I do. They are probably better off. They rarely get disappointed..They also make great dinner guests..Easy to please

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Fri, 11/14/08 7:47 AM
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Having dined with Biker Jim on one of his Chicago/Hot Doug's forays, I can tell you he's the real deal. His stand is at the top of my Denver list - if and when! Listening to him and CSD and Hot Doug talk sausage - WOW! It was some kinda class. Only one missing was John Fox...tht would have completed the bridge table. Congratulations to Biker Jim on one moe accolade...very deserving.

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Fri, 11/14/08 8:04 AM
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I too have had the pleasure of breaking bread (ie Rocky Mountain Oysters and Beef Cheek Burritos- Hey only in Denver!) with Biker Jim.
Although I didn't have a chance to check out the exotic game sausages while I was there, it will certainly be on my list when I return next summer.

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Fri, 11/14/08 9:44 AM
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Congratulations Jim! You are my exotic game sausage hero!

Mark

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Fri, 11/14/08 9:51 AM
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Denver meets Chicago: Jim schmoozes with Doug Sohn, owner of Hot Doug's.

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Sat, 11/22/08 6:10 AM
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Whoa,
I am a bit of an insomniac and just now got a chance to read this post. This seattle guy is way more than generous. Thanks for the kind words everyone, I am kinda humbled by this sort of attention. I'm also way lucky to be doing what I'm doing. What I get to do is hang out all day shooting the bull with lots of people and when I move my hands they give me money. Who could ask for more?
Thanks again guys.

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Sat, 11/22/08 6:15 AM
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Hey Jim,

I'm up early every morning as well and you deserve the attention. Did you even know that this guy wrote about you? He's in Seattle and you're in Colorado, quite a distance away.

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Sat, 11/22/08 6:50 AM
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That is a GREAT review. It makes me want to fly out to Denver just to get a grilled reindeer sausage with cream cheese and Coca-Cola-sauteed onions. (well, maybe when it warms up a bit)

It sounds like you are doing a fine job, Biker Jim.

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Sat, 11/22/08 6:03 PM
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I actually like to refer to the onions as "Speed Caramelized" Sauteing just sounds weird to me. As for the guy in Seattle, no I don't really know who he is. He was exceptionally nice to me though. And yeah, burning dogs in 95+ heat can be a task. I'm just lucky people will endure the heat long enough to get a dog or two. Of course now that we're getting some 40 degree days I can think back longingly to the shorts and t-shirt weather. Oh wait, that was just last week as the temp was 78 Tuesday. And then of course the high was 35 Thursday. No figuring Colorado weather, beats Alaska though!

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Sun, 11/23/08 7:01 AM
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Hey Jim,
Great article. I wish you would start up a franchise in my town. Those speed-caramelized onions sound good. Can you elaborate a little on your method? Must use butter or something besides coke, right?

Regarding sauteing sounding weird I live in Wisconsin (Packers/Brett Farve), and took a trip south a couple of years ago. One obligatory stop was Kiln MS, Farve's hometown. We found a walk-up drive-in and ordered some burgers and ate at a picnic table under a tree. The owner took a break and sat at the next table. The burgers were excellent, and we told him so, and I mentioned what a nice surprise it was to find both raw and fried onions. First he looked confused, then he said "Fried? Oh, you mean sauteed." And I remembered that fried is a whole different thing down there.

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Sun, 11/23/08 7:05 AM
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I mean Brett Favre. Or as Ben Stiller calls him, Far-v-r-rey.

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Mon, 12/1/08 11:45 PM
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I am *so* hungry now! The Jalapeno Elk Brat and Red Hot sausages are calling me. Unfortunately I'm moving to Seattle this month, not Denver, lol! I do have family in that area though, so I know where to go if I visit any!

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Sat, 04/18/09 7:40 AM
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Another article mentioning Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs as well as some other places in Colorado.

http://www.denverpost.com/headlines/ci_12167630

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Sat, 04/18/09 9:37 AM
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Jeez John,
I think I need to hire you as my press agent.  You seem to notice these little articles way before I do.  That is awesome and thanks for bringing them to my attention. 

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Sat, 04/18/09 3:56 PM
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Anytime. I get a lot of articles sent to me. I'm surprised that you aren't told by the writer that there will be an article published.

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Tue, 04/21/09 1:11 PM

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Thu, 04/23/09 11:41 PM
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As soon as I started getting paid for these pieces I'll send you your 15% John.  Thanks again for noticing. 

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Tue, 06/23/09 7:37 AM
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And yet another article about Biker Jim's.

http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2009/06/red_hot_wieners.php

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Tue, 06/30/09 4:18 PM
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And still, yet another article about Biker Jim's. I can just about keep up with them.

http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2009/06/ask_the_critic_cart_lunch.php

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Sun, 07/5/09 11:07 PM
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Yeah,
The food critic at the Westword is pretty damn nice to me.  In an unbiased sort of way that is. 
Thanks again John for keeping up on the press.  I'm hoping to keep you busy if I can,
Jim

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Fri, 08/28/09 7:47 PM
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Biker Jim keeps on truckin. The latest in his legacy: http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2009/08/biker_jims_wednesday_specials.php

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RE: Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Mon, 01/18/10 6:29 AM
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And, once again, the famous Biker Jim is mentioned in the press.

http://www.avclub.com/denver/articles/gourmet-dog-days-at-brasserie-ten-ten,36822/

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Re:Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Mon, 01/18/10 4:31 PM
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Our best friends and next door neighbors along with my wife and I were in Denver during the DNC, we encountered Biker Jim's while strolling down the great 16th Street Pedestrian Mall in Downtown, we tried 4 different dogs, all good. A few months ago I had to return to Denver and tried them again, still tasty. I have a friend who works at a jazz station in Denver and he was the one that told us about it because they advertise his stand

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Re:Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Mon, 01/25/10 2:06 PM

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Re:Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Mon, 01/25/10 6:32 PM
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If Jim gets booked on Letterman, he best start hiring help now... That publicity alone will convert his cart to a brick and mortar establishment!


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Re:Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Mon, 01/25/10 9:14 PM
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Indeed, these forums are loaded with great hot dog personalities. What fun. How lucky we are. More Kudos to you, Jim.

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Re:Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Mon, 01/25/10 11:01 PM
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Very cool to see such great press.  I saw the Serious Eats article and was getting ready to post a link to it, when I saw that John Fox has already done so.  Once again, congratulations on a job well done.

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Re:Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Thu, 01/28/10 2:39 PM
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I also mentioned Biker Jim's in December when I did the "reindeer dog" on Serious Eats - http://bit.ly/8O0Mea
Looks great and people seem to be super passionate about the stand, especially chefs, who seem to hold in Jim's in high regard as the ultimate non-trendy gourmet hot dog / sausage stand.. hope to get there myself one day!


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Re:Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Sat, 01/30/10 7:55 PM
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So Hkrall, you write the cool hot dog blog for serious eats?  I love that column.  And thanks for the mention.  My buddy in Alaska, M.A. got me started in the hot dog biz.  I spent a couple of days working his cart there.  Any time I get a little cocky about being a cool hot dog guy I talk with him.  He rocks it big time, and would make an interesting choice for your street food column.  Thanks again for the mention.

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Re:Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Sat, 01/30/10 7:58 PM
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Thanks guys, it's amazing what happens if you show up to work most days.  Once again I am pretty sure I am the luckiest hot dog guy out there.

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Re:Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Sat, 01/30/10 10:17 PM
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Biker Jim






Kids love Biker Jim's dogs!

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Re:Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Mon, 02/1/10 5:39 PM
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Jim- yeah that's me. Glad you enjoy the column, if I ever make it out that way you can count on a visit!

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Re:Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Sat, 01/29/11 6:27 AM

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Re:Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Wed, 02/2/11 6:34 AM

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Re:Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Thu, 02/3/11 8:26 AM
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Really John, I'm going to need to hire you as a press agent.  You don't miss a thing.  Thanks man, I appreciate the heads up. 
And I really appreciate Serious Eats for the nod in this contest. 

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Re:Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Tue, 03/1/11 1:18 PM

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Re:Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Fri, 03/4/11 9:40 PM
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Much deserved congrats Jim!
 
And yes... you need a press agent. You are way to busy makin those those great Dogs to mess w/ all that stuff!
Joe

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Re:Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs - Thu, 03/31/11 1:34 PM
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Another favorable mention of the incomparable Biker Jim. Baseball, hot dogs, and beer. Add to that a voluptuous woman and life doesn't get any better.