Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs

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Foodbme
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Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs - Sat, 08/3/13 1:25 AM
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Here it is! Another list for everyone to pick apart.
Supposedly, these are the Top 40 Rated places on Urbanspoon during the last year for getting a good dog. 
"Our list of the Top Forty Fantastic Franks in the U.S. covers 31 cities, and features the most popular hot dog joints that received the most positive reviews, votes, page views, and coverage over the last year. Also included are some must-try picks from our community of expert diners and bloggers."
http://www.urbanspoon.com/blog/2013/07/national-hot-dog-day-top-40-fantastic-franks/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=urbanspoon_production_newsletter&utm_campaign=August%20Newsletter%20Siri
 
KNOCK YOURSELVES OUT!

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Re:Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs - Sat, 08/3/13 1:38 AM
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They should be knocked out for putting a hot dog list together that does not include any hot dogs...in New Jersey. Seriously.

Foodbme
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Re:Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs - Sat, 08/3/13 2:05 AM
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CCinNJ


They should be knocked out for putting a hot dog list together that does not include any hot dogs...in New Jersey. Seriously.

They sell hot dogs in NJ?????
Who Knew??????

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Re:Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs - Sat, 08/3/13 2:43 AM
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It's funny. They put Pink's on the list when Pink's has an Urbanspoon (like it) rating of 81%.


Ridiculous.

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Re:Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs - Sat, 08/3/13 9:20 AM
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Any list that does not include Clare & Carl's in Plattsburgh NY and their famous Michigan hotdogs is suspect in my book !

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Re:Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs - Sat, 08/3/13 9:39 AM
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Gives me a couple ideas for lunch or dinner while on the road. I'll choose to be happy with what's on it not what isn't.
 
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Re:Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs - Sat, 08/3/13 10:07 AM
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Nothing from New Jersey or Connecticut. And Dirty Frank's in Columbus? Those folks don't get out much, I guess.

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Re:Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs - Sat, 08/3/13 11:17 AM
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Article should be renamed..."Top 10 Crappiest Hot Dog News Articles".

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Re:Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs - Sat, 08/3/13 11:57 AM
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31 cities, and features the most popular hot dog joints that received the most positive reviews, votes, page views, and coverage over the last year. Also included are some must-try picks from our community
 
The People in Ct, nj, don't care about Popular, they just know whats good...............Hats off to Biker Jim, he made the list...........Great job, Jim.
<message edited by pnwchef on Sat, 08/3/13 4:04 PM>

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Re:Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs - Sat, 08/3/13 12:04 PM
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Way to go Biker Jim, my hero!

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Re:Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs - Sat, 08/3/13 1:31 PM
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When the list started off with IHOH in Anchorage, Alaska, I knew we were in trouble!  But then it got worse.  The Original Hot Dog Shop in Pittsburgh was NOT on the list.   

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Re:Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs - Sat, 08/3/13 3:58 PM
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Keep in mind people, this is comprised of just places on the Urbanspoon web site. If your favorite place isn't on Urbanspoon or doesn't get much action there it won't be on this list. If you want your favorite on the list, put them there and get others to vote.
They didn't say these were the Best in the country, they're just saying these are the ones that got the most action on Urbanspoon.

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Re:Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs - Sat, 08/3/13 6:10 PM
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wallhd

Any list that does not include Clare & Carl's in Plattsburgh NY and their famous Michigan hotdogs is suspect in my book !
Wallu

Urbanspoon is a popularity contest.
The places with the most posts and reviews get the most recognition.
It takes a lot of posts and likes to move up the list.
They may have the greatest dogs in the world but if no one's talking & posting about them, they're off the radar.
C & C's only has 3 posts, and 75 "Likes" but a good 89% rating.
Incidentally, I didn't see any post from you on there??
You can be Campaign Chairman for the " Let's Get C & C's on The Urbanspoon Best Hot Dogs" list.
The list is not suspect---The lack of posters is suspect.
If they're that good, why are not more people posting about them???
Don't blame Urbanspoon, blame C & C's Customers like yourself.
http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/237/1118227/restaurant/New-York-State/Clare-Carls-Hot-Dog-Stand-Plattsburgh

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Re:Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs - Sat, 08/3/13 6:29 PM
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SMART Restaurant owners use Urbanspoon as a Marketing tool.
There's a pizza joint in our town that AGGRESSIVELY recruited their customers to post write-ups on Urbanspoon.
As a result, they got fabulous recognition.
 Local newspapers started writing about them.
Ended up on the "Best Of" lists.
New customers would come in to try them out.
Now the place is packed all the time--and--- they don't even sell beer!
Is it good pizza? Yeh, it's pretty good.  
Is it the best pizza in the Valley? Maybe not.
Is it one of the best promoted pizza joints?
It sure is!
118 reviews, 741 votes and a 95% "Likes" rating.
And all the promotion didn't cost them a Dime!
http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/22/1459402/restaurant/Phoenix/Casanova-Brothers-Pizza-and-Pasta-Gilbert

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Re:Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs - Sat, 08/3/13 7:07 PM
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Congratulations to another good buddy, Skip Murray, owner of Dat Dog! Skip and I became friends on Roadfood years ago when we were both in the hot dog cart business. We once shared lunch at Hot Doug's (another Urbanspoon winner) where we discussed life after street vending. Skip graduated from carts in England and NOLA to stands(restaurants). He's opening his third hot dog stand in the very near future. Way to go Skip! I'm so proud of you! www.datdognola.com
 
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Re:Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs - Sat, 08/3/13 7:16 PM
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Congratulations to Dirty Franks, good friends with Hot Dog University!
http://cmhgourmand.com/tag/dirty-franks/
www.dirtyfrankshotdogs.com
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Re:Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs - Thu, 08/8/13 11:32 PM
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Huh...some list, i guess if i take a weavers chicken frank...load it up with chili tuna fish,smoked oystets,pinapple chunks and top it with whipped cream,then i suppose i would make the list...yay!! :/

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Re:Urbanspoon's Top 40 Hot Dogs - Fri, 08/9/13 12:04 AM
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top^dog

Huh...some list, i guess if i take a weavers chicken frank...load it up with chili tuna fish,smoked oystets,pinapple chunks and top it with whipped cream,then i suppose i would make the list...yay!! :/

Probably Not!