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mountain traveler

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Hot dog buns Sun, 09/13/09 12:44 AM (permalink)
I recently ate at two hot dog establishments...The Hot Dog Shoppe in Warren Ohio and Hot Dog Heaven in Amherst Ohio that have been given excellent ratings. Both places were good and lived up to their reputations. There is one thing that I am finding that hot dog joints have in common. They put a perfectly nice hot dog on a cold bun.
 
I always liked the way Woolworths used to cook their dogs on a spit and then they would toast the bun. I wish more hot dog joints would toast the bun. I think it would make the dining experience perfect.
 
What do you think? Do you prefer your bun toasted or dry and cold?
 
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    David_NYC

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    Re:Hot dog buns Sun, 09/13/09 1:03 PM (permalink)
    Toasted or at least warmed by some method.
     
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      rumaki

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      Re:Hot dog buns Sun, 09/13/09 1:19 PM (permalink)
      Those Woolworth hot dogs on a buttered toasted bun are a favorite childhood memory.
       
      I agree -- split, buttered and grilled or toasted is the best.  Steamed is a distant second.  Cold out of the package -- yuck. 
       
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        Russ Jackson

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        Re:Hot dog buns Sun, 09/13/09 4:31 PM (permalink)
        A properly steamed bun in a Fresh O Matic is my favorite....Russ
         
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          WarToad

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          Re:Hot dog buns Sun, 09/13/09 4:33 PM (permalink)
          Toasted bun, hands down.  I prefer cold otherwise to steamed.
           
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            ddsd11

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            Re:Hot dog buns Sun, 09/13/09 4:52 PM (permalink)
            mountain traveler


            I recently ate at two hot dog establishments...The Hot Dog Shoppe in Warren Ohio and Hot Dog Heaven in Amherst Ohio that have been given excellent ratings. Both places were good and lived up to their reputations. There is one thing that I am finding that hot dog joints have in common. They put a perfectly nice hot dog on a cold bun.
             
            I always liked the way Woolworths used to cook their dogs on a spit and then they would toast the bun. I wish more hot dog joints would toast the bun. I think it would make the dining experience perfect.
             
            What do you think? Do you prefer your bun toasted or dry and cold?


            mountain traveler,
             
            I agree if your ever in NC (Winston Salem) try Skippys on 4th street he not only grills the all beef hot dog he butters and grills the bun, which is made from his own  award winning pretzel dough recipe
             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              Re:Hot dog buns Sun, 09/13/09 7:29 PM (permalink)
              I won't eat a hotdog if it's on a steamed bun. Toasted, oven warmed or cold.
               
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                ScreenBear

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                Re:Hot dog buns Sun, 09/13/09 8:25 PM (permalink)
                Toasted. 
                   Hiram's in Ft. Lee, N.J., among my favorite hot dog stops, toasts the bun quite nicely. Off hand I know of no place that butters before toasting the bun.

                  Except, of  course, at Chez ScreenBear. There, if one asks, they gladly butter and toast the bun...if they're not too busy and in the mood.

                   Of late, the bun of choice there is a Calandra (Newark, N.J.) "Long Roll,"  which they lightly butter and warm in a 350 degree oven for ten minutes, wrapped, halfway only, in aluminum foil. But then, they really care about hot dog preparation. Gosh, it's almost like a religion there.

                   The Bear
                 
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                  mountain traveler

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                  Re:Hot dog buns Tue, 09/15/09 1:51 PM (permalink)
                  ddsd11


                  mountain traveler


                  I recently ate at two hot dog establishments...The Hot Dog Shoppe in Warren Ohio and Hot Dog Heaven in Amherst Ohio that have been given excellent ratings. Both places were good and lived up to their reputations. There is one thing that I am finding that hot dog joints have in common. They put a perfectly nice hot dog on a cold bun.
                   
                  I always liked the way Woolworths used to cook their dogs on a spit and then they would toast the bun. I wish more hot dog joints would toast the bun. I think it would make the dining experience perfect.
                   
                  What do you think? Do you prefer your bun toasted or dry and cold?


                  mountain traveler,
                   
                  I agree if your ever in NC (Winston Salem) try Skippys on 4th street he not only grills the all beef hot dog he butters and grills the bun, which is made from his own  award winning pretzel dough recipe


                  Thanks for the tip...I'll certainly give it a try next time I'm in NC.
                   
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                    Russ Jackson

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                    Re:Hot dog buns Tue, 09/15/09 2:08 PM (permalink)
                    Michael Hoffman


                    I won't eat a hotdog if it's on a steamed bun. Toasted, oven warmed or cold.


                    But have you ever had a properly steamed bun.
                    Michael:
                    I now live in Upper Arlington. You could always stop by my office for a properly steamed bun...Russ
                     
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                      tiki

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                      Re:Hot dog buns Tue, 09/15/09 4:13 PM (permalink)
                      Michael Hoffman


                      I won't eat a hotdog if it's on a steamed bun. Toasted, oven warmed or cold.


                      I'm with you on that oine Mr Hoffman!  steamed buns get SOGGY---esp. with mustard and relish added.
                       
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                        Michael Hoffman

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                        Re:Hot dog buns Tue, 09/15/09 5:10 PM (permalink)
                        Russ Jackson


                        Michael Hoffman


                        I won't eat a hotdog if it's on a steamed bun. Toasted, oven warmed or cold.


                        But have you ever had a properly steamed bun.
                        Michael:
                        I now live in Upper Arlington. You could always stop by my office for a properly steamed bun...Russ

                        I just don't care for steamed buns. Frankly, I don't even like the idea of steamed buns.

                         
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                          Applecheeks

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                          Re:Hot dog buns Wed, 09/16/09 9:54 AM (permalink)
                          Sometime I like steamed and sometimes I like toasted.  I really enjoy a dog with mustard and sauerkraut on a nice soggy steamed bun.  I mostly enjoy a dog off the BBQ when the bun has been toasted lightly on the BBQ grill.
                          Oh hell, give me a hot dog anyway (except with ketchup) and i love it.
                           
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                            Fieldthistle

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                            Re:Hot dog buns Wed, 09/16/09 10:22 AM (permalink)
                            Hello All,
                            I like a bun warm, semi-soft, and firm.
                            I do like a sub with the bread toasted.
                            Take Care,
                            Fieldthistle

                            <message edited by Fieldthistle on Thu, 09/17/09 2:09 AM>
                             
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                              jdog

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                              Re:Hot dog buns Thu, 09/17/09 5:23 AM (permalink)
                              I don't like a bun that has been steamed to the point of being a dough ball. other than tha I'll take it any way but stale!

                              Joe
                               
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                                NYPIzzaNut

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                                Re:Hot dog buns Thu, 09/17/09 8:38 AM (permalink)
                                ..been eating hotdogs in flour tortillas..not a bad way to go..
                                 
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                                  Russ Jackson

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                                  Re:Hot dog buns Thu, 09/17/09 9:02 AM (permalink)
                                  NYPIzzaNut


                                  ..been eating hotdogs in flour tortillas..not a bad way to go..


                                  Ok what are you trying to start? LMAO
                                  I think I will just leave this alone. Make a bowl of popcorn and watch. Boiled Bar S Chicken Chili Bean Dog with Ketchup on a Tortilla Please...LOL.
                                   
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                                    Buddy Dek

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                                    Re:Hot dog buns Thu, 09/17/09 7:03 PM (permalink)
                                    I  proably have had the hot dog roll  prepared every way possible including stale and breaking into pieces. Toasted and steamed seem to be the best. It seems every time I hoist for the first bite  of a dog I am the hungriest I have ever been. It proves I like dogs and in three  quick bites at most its gone no matter how it was prepared.
                                     
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                                      mountain traveler

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                                      Re:Hot dog buns Fri, 09/18/09 2:51 AM (permalink)
                                      I tried yet another hot dog place in Girard Ohio called Jib Jab. Very similar to The Hot Dog Shoppe in Warren and again the bun was fresh but lacking something. I guess I must be hooked on toasted hot dog buns. That's unusual for me as I don't like toasted subs. Woolworths must have made a lasting impression on me.
                                       
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                                        cavandre

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                                        Re:Hot dog buns Fri, 09/18/09 8:20 AM (permalink)
                                        A long time ago, I had my choice of either a Woolworth's or WT Grant's dog on the way home from grade school. Grant's always won out. The dog was cooked on one of those roller grills & served on a freshly toasted New England style bun, which was a rarity in the NYC area back then. I still like the bun toasted, even if it's not a NE style.
                                         
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                                          Dog Boss

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                                          Re:Hot dog buns Wed, 09/23/09 6:36 PM (permalink)
                                          Michael Hoffman


                                          I won't eat a hotdog if it's on a steamed bun. Toasted, oven warmed or cold.
                                           
                                           

                                           
                                          so, i take it you don't eat hot dog's on bun's.....................................then i guess it's a fork & knife
                                           
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                                            NYPIzzaNut

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                                            Re:Hot dog buns Wed, 09/23/09 7:09 PM (permalink)

                                            <message edited by NYPIzzaNut on Thu, 09/24/09 12:08 AM>
                                             
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                                              Michael Hoffman

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                                              Re:Hot dog buns Wed, 09/23/09 7:28 PM (permalink)
                                              Dog Boss


                                              Michael Hoffman


                                              I won't eat a hotdog if it's on a steamed bun. Toasted, oven warmed or cold.
                                               
                                               

                                               
                                              so, i take it you don't eat hot dog's on bun's.....................................then i guess it's a fork & knife

                                              And I take it you are unfamiliar with punctuation marks known as periods.
                                               
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                                                NYPIzzaNut

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                                                Re:Hot dog buns Wed, 09/23/09 8:10 PM (permalink)
                                                I never really thought we stressed good English here.  I come here to talk food, not commas and periods and other punctuation minutiae.
                                                 
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                                                  slammin

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                                                  Re:Hot dog buns Wed, 09/23/09 9:04 PM (permalink)
                                                  NYPIzzaNut


                                                  I never really thought we stressed good English here.  I come here to talk food, not commas and periods and other punctuation minutiae.


                                                  While this forum isn't an English class, good punctuation and capital letters at the beginning of sentences help readers understand the poster's message. I've been on forums where someone will post a message a dozen lines long, without caps or punctuation. It makes it very hard to read and understand.   Combine that with someone who has a problem organizing their thoughts and you might as well try to read a bowl of alphabet soup!
                                                   
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                                                    Greymo

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                                                    Re:Hot dog buns Wed, 09/23/09 9:12 PM (permalink)
                                                    NYPIzzaNut


                                                    I never really thought we stressed good English here.  I come here to talk food, not commas and periods and other punctuation minutiae.

                                                     
                                                    I think that the poster was trying to point out that Dog Boss did not read his  post correctly.  If he had, he would have understood it. 
                                                     

                                                     
                                                     
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                                                      Michael Hoffman

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                                                      Re:Hot dog buns Wed, 09/23/09 9:23 PM (permalink)
                                                      NYPIzzaNut


                                                      I never really thought we stressed good English here.  I come here to talk food, not commas and periods and other punctuation minutiae.

                                                      Commas periods and other punctuation minutiae are the hallmarks of intelligent discourse. Of course, if you are averse to intelligent discourse, well ... .
                                                       
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                                                        beijinger

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                                                        Re:Hot dog buns Wed, 09/23/09 11:42 PM (permalink)
                                                        Someone said alphabet soup lol
                                                         
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                                                          ScreenBear

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                                                          Re:Hot dog buns Wed, 09/23/09 11:45 PM (permalink)
                                                          slammin


                                                          NYPIzzaNut


                                                          I never really thought we stressed good English here.  I come here to talk food, not commas and periods and other punctuation minutiae.


                                                          While this forum isn't an English class, good punctuation and capital letters at the beginning of sentences help readers understand the poster's message. I've been on forums where someone will post a message a dozen lines long, without caps or punctuation. It makes it very hard to read and understand.   Combine that with someone who has a problem organizing their thoughts and you might as well try to read a bowl of alphabet soup!

                                                           
                                                           
                                                            I sympathize. While I wouldn't want to dissuade someone from posting because he or she fails to supply the proper punctuation, I wish there were a painless way to correct him or her. An opportunity to learn is, well, an opportunity.
                                                           
                                                           Over the years I've encountered folks who had a better facility for punctuation and grammar than I. And though their corrections initially hurt, I was ultimately the better for it.
                                                           
                                                            There are certain posters who repeatedly make the same mistakes, but I demur for fear of being hurtful. It is indeed a conundrum.  This isn't a classroom.  It's fun. But gosh...it's hard not to say nuttin'.
                                                           
                                                            The Bear
                                                           
                                                           
                                                           
                                                           
                                                           
                                                           
                                                           
                                                           

                                                           

                                                           
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                                                            ynotryme

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                                                            Re:Hot dog buns Thu, 09/24/09 12:28 AM (permalink)
                                                            The best rolls are New England buns, buttered and grilled
                                                             
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