Sorry I haven't visited this topic in awhile. I'll tell you what happened. I didn't want to say at first who I was designing a hot dog for, because I wanted to get your honest opinions without clouding them.
First off, Planet Chicken.. they are chicken-y. Someone was commenting on the menu. When you go there they have those huge roasters right next to the front window you can see fire and chickens spinning.
Second, I'm designing a hot dog that will be featured at The Hot Diggity in Philadelphia. They are launching a food truck in the near future and I was one of the people who helped them get it. The hot dog will also be drawn by Hawk Krall. I've been there a few times, but I forget what type of dog they use.
Here's their website if you've never seen it: http://www.thehotdiggity.com/index.html
I've tried The Seattle Grunge, The Saigon Fusion, and The Big Kahuna. Their fries are really good.. skin on, and now they have home made sauces. I don't drink soda, but they make some unique flavors of soda as well. They have different specials every month. Check out this month.. The General Tso's dog. Last month was an amazing looking Italian Hot dog featuring bread made by a pizza place around the corner. Each month they have a new special. One time they made homemade Cracker Jacks and had prizes in the box I think. Another time a corn dog trio. During fall their Heirloom Pumpkin Soup with Apple Cider reduction was really good. Some times in the summer they have all you can eat hot dogs and play a bad movie for one low price.
Look at their Italian Hot Dog here: http://blog.zagat.com/201...es-nj-italian-hot.html
Looks amazing if you ask me, but I was busy and didn't make it in time.
In fact, I'm visiting there this Saturday if anyone is in the area. Keith (the owner) is a super nice guy. Every time I've been there, though, they're super busy. I talked with Keith really quick a few weeks ago and presented him my list of ideas. I'm also going to point him towards this thread. He's probably on Hot Dog Nation on Facebook (I deleted my Facebook account sorry), but I definitely know Hawk is there.
What's really funny is, I was doing some research and found there's an adult movie called Hot Diggity Dog, which features a naked lady on the cover with her privates covered up by hot dogs and mustard! I found someone selling a flyer that adult stores would have used back in the day and I got it for Keith when I saw him a few weeks ago. He really got a kick out of it. When I gave him the list of hot dog ideas I included a print out of a dirty conversation I had with my Mom about a hot dog idea called the "Porn Dog" (basically a naked corn dog, but I can't elaborate more on that here without getting dirty) and my Moms response of how disgusting it was.
So there you have it.. I/we presented the ideas to Keith and he'll turn one of them into a reality. He's already got some of the ideas you've mentioned. I have no idea what dog I'm having this weekend, because I want to try so many, yet I want to eat one I already had they were so good.
By the way, on the way back there's a place called Cool Dog Cafe I found.. if anyone is interested I'm going to try their hot dog challenge.. eat 2 hot dogs and a small fry in 20 minutes and get a shirt and the meal is free.. the catch? The dogs are half pounders by themselves, plus all the toppings. One dog is hot, one isn't. We should get a few people together and all go try the challenge. Here's their website: http://www.thecooldogcafe.com/homewrecker.html
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