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steveox
10-22-2005, 01:41 PM
Camden Yards=BEST!
Shea Stadium=WORST!

Camden yards serves good ol esskays! Made right in good old baltimore maryland .
Shea Stadium serves Nathans YUCK!

Yankeebiscuitfan
10-22-2005, 01:49 PM
I only had a hot dog at Dodger Stadium, but that thing was disgusting. A couple of people I know are fond of these Dodger dogs. But I don't know why.

steveox
10-22-2005, 02:09 PM
Some people said those dogs were good at ebbets field. But now ill never get to taste them:(

bluezebra
10-22-2005, 04:57 PM
I only had a hot dog at Dodger Stadium, but that thing was disgusting. A couple of people I know are fond of these Dodger dogs. But I don't know why.

That should give you a good idea of the Dodgers' fans' taste.

And this poll is valid ONLY if you've eaten hot dogs at EVERY park.

Bob

Brian McKenna
10-22-2005, 06:00 PM
make it a polish dog

either way - they all taste great after 10 beers

digglahhh
10-22-2005, 10:21 PM
Ain't none of them worth no five dollars...

Shouldn't this be in the Ballparks forum?

Yankeebiscuitfan
10-23-2005, 01:52 PM
That should give you a good idea of the Dodgers' fans' taste.

And this poll is valid ONLY if you've eaten hot dogs at EVERY park.

Bob

So this will be a very short thread then. :rolleyes:

BringBackPedro
10-23-2005, 02:16 PM
Fenway Park- Fenway Franks- BEST BY FAR !!!

Try the mustard, relish, sauerkraut combination and try your hardest to get Green Monster seats. They rule too.

Tropicana Field- Worst, I flew there to see an uncle and got into the scheduele and found a Red Sox game coming up, so I went there got a hot dog and some nachos... The Red Sox lost and I got food poisining.

I have been to about every east coast park,I have relatives all over but none on the west.

Shea really isn't that bad, Yankee Stadium was a lukewarm experience because it was the 17-1 game but I had sat next to a frenzy of Die-hards, the hot dogs were fine but there was alot of ketchup fanatics (ughh..).

KCFAN11
10-24-2005, 05:47 PM
Kauffman satdium in Kansas City has some of the best hot dogs that i have ever had!!!

POLO GROUNDS 1957
10-24-2005, 06:12 PM
The best hot dogs were the ballpark franks sold at historic tiger stadium in detroit.

Elvis
10-24-2005, 08:57 PM
That should give you a good idea of the Dodgers' fans' taste.

Bob

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Joltin' Joe
10-24-2005, 09:00 PM
Yankee Stadium is pretty good. Shea is the worst. They taste bad and they are usually ice cold!:mad:

Jake83
10-25-2005, 12:19 AM
Nothing is like a Dodger Dog

runningshoes
10-25-2005, 01:15 AM
Nothing is like a Dodger Dog

Yeah, we know, Yankees Rule already told us. :D

sschirmer
10-25-2005, 09:37 AM
The best hot dogs were the ballpark franks sold at historic tiger stadium in detroit.

Let me guess, even though you've never been there, the worst are at Comerica Toilet Bowl Park?:laugh

Bluesteve32
10-25-2005, 04:18 PM
Nothing is like a Dodger Dog

Dodger Dogs are very good, IF you go to Smart and Final, buy the frozen 18 pack for $6.99, some buns for a couple of buck and grill them yourself on your own grill, but the ones atthe ballpark are nothing special.

Sorry to say the Angels went to Farmer John Dogs this season as well, and frankly not as good as before.

Captain Cold Nose
10-26-2005, 04:54 AM
Let me guess, even though you've never been there, the worst are at Comerica Toilet Bowl Park?:laugh

The Toilet Bowl has a Leo's Coney Island (A Detroit-area chain), which is a great place to eat.

The Ballpark Franks at The Corner were great. It was a huge mistake when they switched brands in the nineties, I think it was. People revolted.

I noticed the big Best Kosher sign at US Cellular. If that's what they serve, you certainly can't go wrong.

sschirmer
10-26-2005, 11:08 AM
I, personally, have never met a dog at a ballpark that I didn't like.

Jake Patterson
10-26-2005, 07:10 PM
No contest.... Fenway Franks

Astros4Life
10-26-2005, 09:29 PM
i liked the dogs at Jacobs field...the dome dogs were good and you cant go wrong at minute maid with the dogs there...PNC has good dogs...camden yards are good...Kauffman were good...i thought the ones at old riverfront were not bad...fenway franks are the best ive ever had and they edge out the dome dogs and the hot dogs at minute maid...tiger had good ones too...wrigley was good...comiskey had good ones...basically ive never had a bad hot dog at any of the parks ive been to (and ive been to a lot)

steveox
10-27-2005, 02:26 AM
Yankee Stadium is pretty good. Shea is the worst. They taste bad and they are usually ice cold!:mad:
LOL Joe! I been there.You know how the serve em at shea. They dip it outta a boiling pan and put it on your roll.In Camden Yards they serve em on a roller grill and wrap em up in tin foil.Thats how i like my esskays orioles dogs.

sschirmer
10-27-2005, 06:50 AM
The Columbus Clippers (Yankees AAA) have a dime-a-dog night every year, actually a couple of them a year. The lines are so crazy, by the third inning, they barely put the things on the grill. It's like, open the package, throw it on the grill, one 1000, two 1000, three 1000, here's your dog! Never stopped me from eating them though!

ballparks
10-30-2005, 06:01 PM
I've been to 34 major league parks and have a clear winner as far as best hot dog:

Jack Murphy Stadium (defunct) had a BBQ run by none other than Randy Jones. There you could get actual BBQ, including a 12" 1/2lb hot dog. By far the tastiest and biggest dog in the majors.
For those who like brats, County Stadium was a tough one to beat.
As far as 'worst', there wasn't one that stood far below the others, but I remember being quite let down by the Dodger Dog. I was expecting a Randy Jones dog, but got not much at all.

sschirmer
10-31-2005, 11:14 AM
Right-o on the County Stadium Brat. Nobody does 'em better!

Chisox73
11-09-2005, 04:11 PM
Put me down for the hot dogs at US Cellular Field,and the brats in Milwaukee.

ElCaminoSS
11-09-2005, 06:20 PM
That should give you a good idea of the Dodgers' fans' taste.

And this poll is valid ONLY if you've eaten hot dogs at EVERY park.

Bob
Maybe your diahrea of the mouth ruined its flavor, is that possible :laugh

RottenGazebo
11-10-2005, 05:49 PM
The best hot dogs were the ballpark franks sold at historic tiger stadium in detroit.Comerica Park has the same exact dogs! Ballpark Franks!:mad:

RottenGazebo
11-10-2005, 05:51 PM
Does any park serve Koegel Viennas? If they did, they would be like $10.:laugh

Ivory Tower
11-11-2005, 08:00 AM
Dome Dogs in MN are ok, the Brauts are great, plus they have famous Dave's BBQ joints around the park.

chiefpaddy
11-13-2005, 01:55 PM
Fenway Park- Fenway Franks- BEST BY FAR !!!

Try the mustard, relish, sauerkraut combination and try your hardest to get Green Monster seats. They rule too.

Tropicana Field- Worst, I flew there to see an uncle and got into the scheduele and found a Red Sox game coming up, so I went there got a hot dog and some nachos... The Red Sox lost and I got food poisining.

I have been to about every east coast park,I have relatives all over but none on the west.

Shea really isn't that bad, Yankee Stadium was a lukewarm experience because it was the 17-1 game but I had sat next to a frenzy of Die-hards, the hot dogs were fine but there was alot of ketchup fanatics (ughh..).
When did you go to Tropicana? They startes selling Hebrew National this year and they were really good.

sschirmer
11-15-2005, 11:44 AM
Comerica Park has the same exact dogs! Ballpark Franks!:mad:

You mean Comerica Toilet Bowl Park?:laugh

bluezebra
11-16-2005, 10:55 AM
I've been to 34 major league parks and have a clear winner as far as best hot dog:

Jack Murphy Stadium (defunct) had a BBQ run by none other than Randy Jones. There you could get actual BBQ, including a 12" 1/2lb hot dog. By far the tastiest and biggest dog in the majors.
For those who like brats, County Stadium was a tough one to beat.
As far as 'worst', there wasn't one that stood far below the others, but I remember being quite let down by the Dodger Dog. I was expecting a Randy Jones dog, but got not much at all.

Randy Jones BBQ is at the new ballpark. Unfortunately, it's located way out in the center field stands area. At The Murph, it was just inside the gate, very accessible. And I agree as to the taste. The "Ruthian" is a meal in itself, and worthy of the name. The Babe would have been proud.

Bob

bluezebra
11-16-2005, 09:24 PM
Maybe your diahrea of the mouth ruined its flavor, is that possible :laugh

Such a potty-mouth from a little high school girl. Do you talk like this in front of your parents?

"rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" Feel free to use any of these "r"s, to spell "diarrhea" correctly.

Bob

charlesblalack@yahoo.com
11-17-2005, 06:17 PM
Ameriquest field sells an EIGHT DOLLAR hot dog. It's like huge and greasy. Taste's pretty good but it'll fill you up for three days of arobics.

sschirmer
11-22-2005, 08:39 AM
Ameriquest field sells an EIGHT DOLLAR hot dog. It's like huge and greasy. Taste's pretty good but it'll fill you up for three days of arobics.

For $8, it BETTER fill you up!

steveox
12-11-2005, 09:00 PM
Brookyln Dodger fans.How did they cook hot dogs at ebbets field.Did they use the steel grill,Boil them Or what?

sschirmer
12-12-2005, 01:37 PM
Since they tore down Ebbets Field so long ago, I would imagine they rubbed two sticks together to start a fire, slapped the dogs on a stick, and cooked 'em over an open flame.

steveox
12-12-2005, 09:46 PM
Ebbets field was mostly built with wood n iron poles.If they had a flamed grill behind consession stand i think the park might had caught on fire.Just like how the old oriole park burned down in 1941.I cant belive fire marshalls allowed flame coal grills in that ballpark.But fire investigators found fire started from those consession stands at 2:30 in the morning just 3 hours after the orioles won that game in 10 innings.

sschirmer
12-14-2005, 05:35 AM
Actually, I was joking.

Williamsburg2599
02-11-2006, 07:27 PM
all i no is that McCoy Field in Pawtucket (AAA team for Redsoxs) had the BEST french fries ive ever had, and Fenway has pretty good fried dough(im not a huge hotdog fan)

johnny
02-11-2006, 07:32 PM
make it a polish dog

either way - they all taste great after 10 beers

and your team is up by seven!

Bluesteve32
02-11-2006, 10:47 PM
Ebbets field was mostly built with wood n iron poles.If they had a flamed grill behind consession stand i think the park might had caught on fire.Just like how the old oriole park burned down in 1941.I cant belive fire marshalls allowed flame coal grills in that ballpark.But fire investigators found fire started from those consession stands at 2:30 in the morning just 3 hours after the orioles won that game in 10 innings.

Sorry, it is fire marshals. There is only one "L" in the title "marshal" (as in fire marshal, field marshal and Marshal Matt Dillon) while the name "Marshall" has the second "L" (as in George Marshall, John Marshall, Marshall Thompson). ;)

Doug Miller
01-16-2007, 07:50 PM
Um... hot dogs....

Best: Fenway Frank, love the "New England Style" rolls.
2nd Best: Major League Dog at Safeco field, good size, and juicy. (No comments, please.)

Worst: Tied for worst -- Miller Dog from Network Associates and the hot dogs at Wrigley. Ugh!
2nd Worst: Dodger Dog. I really wanted to like it too.

Doug

Richmond Hill Phoenix
01-16-2007, 10:12 PM
Kind of different, but the street meat outside the SkyDome is amazing. Far better than anything you can get inside, and far cheaper too.

Disgruntaledmarinerfan
01-16-2007, 11:02 PM
I know a thing or two about a good hotdog. God knows I've eaten enough...
Safeco field, jacobs field and great american ballpark all know how to make a great hotdog, all are hot, large, grilled, aand most importantly Taste great.
As for worst... There no such thing a bad/ disgusting hotdog.

Doug Miller
01-17-2007, 07:59 PM
Kind of different, but the street meat outside the SkyDome is amazing. Far better than anything you can get inside, and far cheaper too.

To your point, any park that has outside vendors will generally have way better dogs. Outside Safeco there are about 8 different hot dog stands, a few of them are related, but 8 of them. On a good day though, there's a stand with brisket sandwiches and brownies. Yum.

Doug

Doug Miller
01-17-2007, 08:00 PM
I know a thing or two about a good hotdog. God knows I've eaten enough...
Safeco field, jacobs field and great american ballpark all know how to make a great hotdog, all are hot, large, grilled, aand most importantly Taste great.
As for worst... There no such thing a bad/ disgusting hotdog.

Oh, trust me, there are. :ughh

Doug

sfgiants29
01-17-2007, 08:12 PM
The best hot dog I had was at Raley's Field in Sacramento at a Rivercats (AAA team for the A's) because they were only a dollar when i went. So I bought 5. Now that I think about it, I spend more money on food alone when I go to MLB games then I did when I spent my money on food AND my ticket at the Rivercats game. :laugh

StanTheMan
01-19-2007, 07:11 AM
When I was at Yankee Stadium... they served Nathan's Famous. Which is the greatest Hot Dog I have ever tasted.

PopTop
01-19-2007, 07:48 AM
And this poll is valid ONLY if you've eaten hot dogs at EVERY park.I have an opinion, but I haven't had a hot dog at EVERY stadium yet, so I'll have to get back to y'all in another decade or so :crazy

However, my preliminary studies have Fenway Franks at the top. The old 'Dome Dogs' in Houston are currently running in second. Yankee Red Hots are third and down around 20th are whatever they served me at Candlestick that was called a hot dog. As far as I can recall, it was the only time I didn't finish a dog at a park, and I didn't go back to complain because I was afraid they might try to give me another one.

metsfanbook
01-20-2007, 07:51 PM
An avid Mets fan, I have to admit that the regular hot dogs served at Shea are only so-so and are not worthy of a city that has some extraordinary deli hot dogs. HOWEVER, if you go to the glatt kosher hot dog stand (there are several, the one I go to is by section 9 in the loge), you will have an extraordinary hot dog that is one of the best I have ever tasted. You don't have to be kosher (I'm not). Just skip the regular Shea's Nathans (Nathans used to be a lot better before they went nationwide) and check these out the next time you're at Shea.

http://metsfanbook.com

Disgruntaledmarinerfan
01-21-2007, 01:37 AM
Oh, trust me, there are. :ughh

Doug

Maybe your right, but I've yet to encounter a hot dog that I though was bad.Maybe it's just me I like all hot dogs.
I guess that makes me lucky.

Yankeebiscuitfan
01-21-2007, 03:29 AM
Dodger Dogs are very good, IF you go to Smart and Final, buy the frozen 18 pack for $6.99, some buns for a couple of buck and grill them yourself on your own grill, but the ones atthe ballpark are nothing special.

Sorry to say the Angels went to Farmer John Dogs this season as well, and frankly not as good as before.

A bit off topic. I know someone who's working with Farmer John. This company has some pretty good business seats at Angel Stadium.

I hope that they will stay at Angel Stadium, so I can pick a couple of games overthere...:D

vtbub
01-21-2007, 10:06 AM
Can't tell you the best, but the worst was a Hygrade dog at Olympic Stadium.

Richmond Hill Phoenix
01-21-2007, 10:44 AM
Skydome's hot dogs (inside), I have only had once. They're rubbery and generic. Just not a good experience. I recommend buying two outside, eating one, and bringing one in with you. Much better.

DevilRays1969
01-24-2007, 10:48 AM
Best: the Hebrew Nationals at Tropicana Field. The Italian sausage sandwich w/ peppers & onions is very good too.

Worst--the neon red footlong I had at old Atlanta-Fulton County in about 1995 (I think it was a Lykes dog). Disgusting.

Solair Wright
01-27-2007, 08:48 PM
The best is Busch Stadium's hot dogs. They are the best hot dogs you may ever had. I don't know which one is worse, because Busch Stadium hot dogs are much better than some stadiums' hot dogs.

Doug Miller
01-27-2007, 10:37 PM
Worst--the neon red footlong I had at old Atlanta-Fulton County in about 1995 (I think it was a Lykes dog). Disgusting.

That sounds much worse than the shrivled, grey dogs that I got in Oakland, and the grey, stuck to the bun covered dogs from Wrigley.

I'll have to post a picture of my buddy, Ted, enjoying a "Colossal Dog" at Mariner's Spring Training a few years back. It was $10 I think. My wife and I crack up every time we look at the picture -- We showed his wife the pic after they got married, she just sat there shaking her head.

Doug

Paul McCartney
01-27-2007, 11:09 PM
As mentioned earlier Ameriquest Field does offer a gigantic (forgot the actual measurements) hot dog with all the goods for eight dollars. Never tried it though, rather unattractive.

riverfrontier
01-28-2007, 06:24 AM
Aside from the obvious answer to your measurement question, Paul, I've heard you're releasing a new ten-inch single 'The Walrus is all y'all'. Any comment?

Best dog: I can't remember the name of any of them, but they were all good.

Elvis
01-28-2007, 12:39 PM
How about this little beauty?! Crikey!

http://itotd.com.nyud.net:8080/view/187/

This was the $1.49 3/4 lb "Mega Dog" at the old Westward Ho casino in Las Vegas. Slots-A-Fun sells a 1/2 lb dog for 99 cents. Maybe ballparks should install a few crap tables and slot machines so we can get some bargain dogs.

RichardLillard1
01-28-2007, 01:26 PM
Bargain dogs and free beer! Bargain dogs and free beer! Go Vegas! :laugh :p

skobabe8
03-25-2007, 04:01 PM
Best kosher dogs with grilled onions at US Cellular Field are the best.

I had a dog in Kansas City that was beige in color and tasted rotten. Not that all the dogs there are like that, but that has been my worst.

riverfrontier
03-26-2007, 09:51 AM
I've intentionally stayed out of this thread since my last post, and I thought I'd done a pretty good job of skirting the topic. But if you'll let me welcome a new member (skobabe8) by telling a story from the not-so-distant past, we all might just learn a lesson or two.
During the Asian financial crisis of 1997, I woke up one day to find myself suddenly out of work. The economic crunch had impacted many families, and mine was one of the hardest hit. No longer able to afford electricity or even batteries to power an alarm clock, we were forced to sleep past noon day after day until the very day I was terminated for chronic lateness. Now, if you've ever spent a summer living on instant noodles and the kindness of strangers, you'd know how welcome a kosher dog with onions would be, and how unobtainable, given the lack of kosher products in the Orient. Out of necessity, we took to the streets. Of the dogs we had that summer, I recall a few being beige, but they don't particularly stand out as being rotten. The most rotten were the ones that bit me while I was poking and torturing them to increase their flavor on the grill, which I personally made out of stolen copper wire, and the scars I still carry are a reminder of that hot- ***-hot summer in Asia. I learned the importance of punctuality in the Year of the Dog, and maybe some of you can pass on this story to some strugglin' type a kids 'n all. Tell 'em best git their ***** on over here if they wanna taste a plate, 'cause I gotta barkin' mouth on me sir, and, no ma'am, I cain't stop the appetite.

skobabe8
03-26-2007, 06:01 PM
LOL...so whats the lesson? :noidea

riverfrontier
03-29-2007, 07:06 AM
The lesson is that when given lemons, one should make lemonade. And that punctuality, along with cleanliness, makes a favorable impression on an employer, godliness withstanding. And that the juiciest dogs are found in Asia.

tmorss9
04-09-2007, 08:36 PM
The Ballpark Franks at The Corner were great. It was a huge mistake when they switched brands in the nineties, I think it was. People revolted.



The dogs they switched to for a couple of years were by Thorn Apple Valley, and while not completely hideous, they werent as good as the Ball Park's were. I agree that Tiger Stadiums Dogs were second to none (and remember several publications saying such).

The worst I've ever had was actually a bit off topic, at a hockey game in my adopted new hometown of Columbus, Ohio, where they serve these AWFUL Sugardale brand dogs. They just have the taste of a cheap, disgusting hot dog.

NineWorldSeries
03-15-2008, 08:55 AM
Thread resurrection!

By far the best hot dog, imo, is a Kahn's dog at Great American. They have a much more "porky" taste than most dogs (if that makes any sense?).

The worst dog I've had, unfortunately, is the Sugardale all-beef dogs served at Jacobs (Progressive) Field in Cleveland. I took one bite of my first Sugardale dog last summer and wanted to spit it out immediately!

Edit: Ha! I didn't even see the above post lambasting Sugardales when I posted this. Yes, they also serve those pieces of crap at the Columbus Blue Jackets games! However, the dogs served at Cooper Stadium are different (and far superior).

EdTarbusz
03-15-2008, 09:03 AM
The worst dog I've had, unfortunately, is the Sugardale all-beef dogs served at Jacobs (Progressive) Field in Cleveland. I took one bite of my first Sugardale dog last summer and wanted to spit it out immediately!

I don't remember what kind of hot dog was served at Municipal Stagium, but they were better than the hot dogs at Jacobs Field. The hot dogs were about the only thing that I wish were carried over to Jacobs Field.

NYBase
03-15-2008, 09:28 AM
I'd like to see new Yankee Stadium with a Gray's Papaya stand somewhere... but it probably won't happen.

JeepingBaseball
03-15-2008, 10:03 AM
this thread is carries no merit it seems.

Every region has a different flavor to their food. Yes, even hotdogs. Your particular flavor honors it more so than another, but someone else will say the opposite.

Like for example, New Yorkers will spit on the ground getting that god awful taste of so called pizza, chinese food, bagels, and yes even hotdogs out of their mouths.... if ordered anywhere outside of new york.

I didnt care for any of the hotdogs at the ballpark in Phoenix, Baltimore, Chicago (both of them), Arlington, Atlanta, and Philly.

Nathans and Sabretts hotdogs are national treasures to me.

Kentucky Bomber
03-15-2008, 10:12 AM
The Columbus Clippers (Yankees AAA) have a dime-a-dog night every year, actually a couple of them a year. The lines are so crazy, by the third inning, they barely put the things on the grill. It's like, open the package, throw it on the grill, one 1000, two 1000, three 1000, here's your dog! Never stopped me from eating them though!

We went to Columbus once to see the Clippers and my son had a dog there. He missed the next 2 days of school with some stomach ailment I have to believe was related.

Fenway Franks are pretty rancid...eat at the vendor carts outside: sausage Mecca.

Likewise I rarely eat the overpriced menu at YS...you can get a pretty good corned beef sandwich across the street.

As I posted elsewhere, the best ballpark dog I've ever had is the Slugger Dog at Louisville Slugger Field. Solid beef and all the fixings you add yourself.

Having said that, when mood is on me I'll eat about anything in a bun if I'm watching a game at the park. As long as it doen't actually bark or meow at me. (Hence I'll beware of attending a game in Korea).

Dodgerfan1
03-15-2008, 10:21 AM
this thread is carries no merit it seems.

Every region has a different flavor to their food. Yes, even hotdogs. Your particular flavor honors it more so than another, but someone else will say the opposite.

Like for example, New Yorkers will spit on the ground getting that god awful taste of so called pizza, chinese food, bagels, and yes even hotdogs out of their mouths.... if ordered anywhere outside of new york.

I wasn't going to chime in until I saw this post. I was thinking the exact same thing reading these posts. Just as when asking people what the best stadium is, many will simply name the park of their hometown team, the same applies for the best hot dogs, the best fans, etc. I get a chuckle out of people who say things like, "Without a doubt..." or "Unarguably.....", etc. As if their opinion of what is best is the only one with merit. I wonder how many of those people have been to every stadium and actually tried all the hot dogs.... :rolleyes:

dgk
03-15-2008, 10:23 AM
sad to say i am not a fan of the hotdogs at wrigley. wrapped up in foil like that ruins the buns.

the dogs at great american were fantastic. :thumbsup:

PeteU
03-15-2008, 10:28 AM
The Esskay dogs at Oriole Park were some of the best hot dogs I've had....of course I haven't been to that many major league parks so I can't compare amoungst them all.

Manhattan
03-15-2008, 10:49 AM
I ate lots Dodger dogs and Super Dodger dogs at Dodger Stadium. I don't remember the hot dogs at SAFEco field. Dodger dogs and Super Dodger dogs are not good.

OlympianX
03-15-2008, 11:14 AM
Camden Yards=BEST!
Shea Stadium=WORST!

Camden yards serves good ol esskays! Made right in good old baltimore maryland .
Shea Stadium serves Nathans YUCK!

Nathan's is a part of New York City history and their is absolutely nothing wrong with their hot dogs.
It's just an absolutely standard hot dog. I don't see how you can think that is gross because all the hot dogs you get at other stadiums are probably the same quality of meat, but they add unique toppings.

OlympianX
03-15-2008, 11:16 AM
Yankee Stadium is pretty good. Shea is the worst. They taste bad and they are usually ice cold!:mad:

Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium serve the same hot dogs.

But thanks for being a biased retard.

OlympianX
03-15-2008, 11:23 AM
Related story:

I was at a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons AAA game a few years ago and they were having 25 cent hot dog day. The hot dogs were simple and satisfying.

I bought 6, I think, but I dropped one. :(

Kentucky Bomber
03-15-2008, 11:33 AM
I bought 6, I think, but I dropped one. :(

Considering what goes into a hot dog, especially a 25 cent one, dropping it only adds flavor.

OlympianX
03-15-2008, 12:29 PM
Considering what goes into a hot dog, especially a 25 cent one, dropping it only adds flavor.

Hahah yeah.
It's kind of hard to eat a hot dog sometimes when you consider where it comes from.

Rob R
03-15-2008, 12:52 PM
Camden Yards=BEST!
Shea Stadium=WORST!

Camden yards serves good ol esskays! Made right in good old baltimore maryland .
Shea Stadium serves Nathans YUCK!

Seems that yours and most posts are regional preferences.

New Yorkers believe that a hot dog should be 100% beef and seasoned. Afterall, the first hot dog introduced to the US was in Coney Island, Brooklyn, so New Yorkers should know a thing or two about hot dogs.

Perhaps the very best hot dog can be found at Nathan's Original in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. Their packaged dogs, sold nationwide are not as great, but along with Sabrett hot dogs (another NY favorite), the very best IMO. Both have a "snap" and a mild garlicky taste. I believe that Nathan's and Sabrett are better than the overrated Hebrew National.

As an example, to a New York hot dog lover, New Englanders, only 100 or so miles north, have strange hot dog perferences. To them, a mix of beef and pork is favored. As for garnishes, New Yorkers prefer cooked onions in a spicy tomato sauce to New Englands raw onions. Also, many New Englanders love relish on their hot dogs. To New Yorkers, this is a crime; in NY you either put only mustard on a dog or add sauerkraut/and or the cooked onions I mentioned. Anything else is amateurish.

Also in New England, their hot dog buns are sliced on the top instead of the side, yet another hot dog sin.

So for you and others to say that Nathan's is "yuck" makes no sense to New Yorkers and it's safe to say that most hot dog connoisseurs would laugh at your comment as well. The only way to ruin a Nathans or Sabrett dog is to cook them for hours till you zap the juices out of them or to serve them iced cold.

Dodgerfan1
03-15-2008, 01:16 PM
New Yorkers believe that a hot dog should be 100% beef and seasoned. Afterall, the first hot dog introduced to the US was in Coney Island, Brooklyn, so New Yorkers should know a thing or two about hot dogs.

Maybe so, but the first pizza was nothing but cheese and tomato sauce. The fact that the first hot dog was 100% beef and seasoned doesn't necessarily mean that 100% beef and seasoned makes for the best hot dogs. At least, not in my opinion. No disrespect meant, BTW, just that one doesn't necessarily follow the other, if you get my meaning. If New Yorkers prefer it that way, then that's great. I don't and I'm sure many others don't, as well.

Speaking of pizza, I believe there are several regional versions of that too, from NY style to Chicago style. I hate the trendy California version, myself, and I live here! I don't think BBQ chicken, artichoke hearts or shrimp belong on a real pizza, but then that's me.

Rob R
03-15-2008, 01:30 PM
Maybe so, but the first pizza was nothing but cheese and tomato sauce. The fact that the first hot dog was 100% beef and seasoned doesn't necessarily mean that 100% beef and seasoned makes for the best hot dogs. At least, not in my opinion. No disrespect meant, BTW, just that one doesn't necessarily follow the other, if you get my meaning. If New Yorkers prefer it that way, then that's great. I don't and I'm sure many others don't, as well.

Speaking of pizza, I believe there are several regional versions of that too, from NY style to Chicago style. I hate the trendy California version, myself, and I live here! I don't think BBQ chicken, artichoke hearts or shrimp belong on a real pizza, but then that's me.

I agree with you, that it's a matter of preference and/or region. I lived in the LA area for a year (Manhattan Beach) and also agree with you 100% about SoCal pizza!

I suppose that my point is, that a beef/pork hot dog AND, since you brought up pizza, a pizza with, say, pineapple are cardinal sins to a New Yorker. It doesn't mean that there aren't people who would drool for both.

And you're correct, the original way of doing things isn't always necessarily the best, but when it comes to pizza, hot dogs, bagels, Italian bread and pastrami, New Yorkers are extremely fussy and prefer the basics and classical styles over the trendy/nouveau. I have to admit that I fall into that category as well!

Dodgerfan1
03-15-2008, 01:35 PM
I agree with you, that it's a matter of preference and/or region. I lived in the LA area for a year (Manhattan Beach) and also agree with you 100% about SoCal pizza!

I suppose that my point is, that a beef/pork hot dog AND, since you brought up pizza, a pizza with, say, pineapple are cardinal sins to a New Yorker. It doesn't mean that there aren't people who would drool for both.

And you're correct, the original way of doing things isn't always necessarily the best, but when it comes to pizza, hot dogs, bagels, Italian bread and pastrami, New Yorkers are extremely fussy and prefer the basics and classical styles over the trendy/nouveau. I have to admit that I fall into that category as well!

Well said! Oh, and I can do without Hawaiian style pizza too! :ughh

Rob R
03-15-2008, 02:17 PM
Well said! Oh, and I can do without Hawaiian style pizza too! :ughh

Thank you! And yes, "Hawaiian" and "Pizza" should never be used in the same sentence.

OlympianX
03-15-2008, 02:24 PM
Seems that yours and most posts are regional preferences.

New Yorkers believe that a hot dog should be 100% beef and seasoned. Afterall, the first hot dog introduced to the US was in Coney Island, Brooklyn, so New Yorkers should know a thing or two about hot dogs.

Perhaps the very best hot dog can be found at Nathan's Original in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. Their packaged dogs, sold nationwide are not as great, but along with Sabrett hot dogs (another NY favorite), the very best IMO. Both have a "snap" and a mild garlicky taste. I believe that Nathan's and Sabrett are better than the overrated Hebrew National.

As an example, to a New York hot dog lover, New Englanders, only 100 or so miles north, have strange hot dog perferences. To them, a mix of beef and pork is favored. As for garnishes, New Yorkers prefer cooked onions in a spicy tomato sauce to New Englands raw onions. Also, many New Englanders love relish on their hot dogs. To New Yorkers, this is a crime; in NY you either put only mustard on a dog or add sauerkraut/and or the cooked onions I mentioned. Anything else is amateurish.

Also in New England, their hot dog buns are sliced on the top instead of the side, yet another hot dog sin.

So for you and others to say that Nathan's is "yuck" makes no sense to New Yorkers and it's safe to say that most hot dog connoisseurs would laugh at your comment as well. The only way to ruin a Nathans or Sabrett dog is to cook them for hours till you zap the juices out of them or to serve them iced cold.

Now I know who to turn to when I have a question about hot dogs :)

Rob R
03-15-2008, 02:33 PM
Now I know who to turn to when I have a question about hot dogs :)
Oh, geez. I'll forever be known as the hot dog expert.

I don't know why, but when it comes to hot dogs, pizza, pastrami, bagels, etc,. native New Yorkers, like myself, have a strange passion. Now that I have a place in CT as well, I've been in a couple of interesting debates on the subject.

JeepingBaseball
03-15-2008, 02:34 PM
Born and raised on Long Island and more summer days than I can count at the ballparks... we are picky about our food. To the point of being snobby about it in all honestly. I can admit that freely.

In my adult life, I have lived in Chicago, Atlanta, and now Dallas. The difference of what I consider "quality and up to par" food is so very vast and different outside New York. Hotdogs... To this day... in New York I have soft spot for the venders on the corner. Even have a soft spot for the shopping cart pretzels. It's the taste I was born and raised on. Right up there with a chocolate egg creme from a diner on the way home from the game.

Getting a hotdog and a pretzel in ballparks outside of new york, and my mind instantly compares it. It's not like I go up there and wonder if they will taste any better than at Shea. It's the first bite you take and makes you jerk a bit and say "That wasn't what I was expecting" but you eat it anyway. It's a ballgame law... get yourself a dog, grab a draft beer, with a mouth half full you groan at the ump's bad call. That's your job!

At other ballparks, my rule of the thumb to find good food is simple: if the building looks like it will crumble if you so much sneeze, and there's grease actually framed on the wall.... it's probably the best kept secret in town the region has to offer.

Chicago has hotdog shacks no bigger than a caravan sitting next to a dumpster behind some skyscraper. You'll be happy there. Seriously, you would. True Chicago dog. Plenty of them around both ballparks.

Dallas is cow town. You'll find more burger and steak joints than you can shake a stick at. But by the ballpark? Good Luck. There's nothing there. It's pure franchise joints. You're best bet in Dallas is to find a Mexican joint that looks like it's out of business. If they speak English, it's no good. The joint has to be one of those point to the picture of what you want kind of place.

Atlanta is all about the bbq. Find a joint that cooks in the parking lot to serve the food to the customers INSIDE... it's one slice of pure pull pork heaven. If the cook is drunk, it's even better. I know of 2 of them withing walking distance of Turner's Field. As for hotdogs in the area, they taste exactly the same as if you cooked it at home. For the money, why bother?

Once again, it's a region preference.

Instead of complaining that nothing taste like it should, I just seek what NY doesn't have to offer if at all possible. And when I go home back to Shea in July, I will gain 20 pounds.

Rob R
03-15-2008, 02:37 PM
Born and raised on Long Island and more summer days than I can count at the ballparks... we are picky about our food. To the point of being snobby about it in all honestly. I can admit that freely.

In my adult life, I have lived in Chicago, Atlanta, and now Dallas. The difference of what I consider "quality and up to par" food is so very vast and different outside New York. Hotdogs... To this day... in New York I have soft spot for the venders on the corner. Even have a soft spot for the shopping cart pretzels. It's the taste I was born and raised on. Right up there with a chocolate egg creme from a diner on the way home from the game.

Getting a hotdog and a pretzel in ballparks outside of new york, and my mind instantly compares it. It's not like I go up there and wonder if they will taste any better than at Shea. It's the first bite you take and makes you jerk a bit and say "That wasn't what I was expecting" but you eat it anyway. It's a ballgame law... get yourself a dog, grab a draft beer, with a mouth half full you groan at the ump's bad call. That's your job!

At other ballparks, my rule of the thumb to find good food is simple: if the building looks like it will crumble if you so much sneeze, and there's grease actually framed on the wall.... it's probably the best kept secret in town the region has to offer.

Chicago has hotdog shacks no bigger than a caravan sitting next to a dumpster behind some skyscraper. You'll be happy there. Seriously, you would. True Chicago dog. Plenty of them around both ballparks.

Dallas is cow town. You'll find more burger and steak joints than you can shake a stick at. But by the ballpark? Good Luck. There's nothing there. It's pure franchise joints. You're best bet in Dallas is to find a Mexican joint that looks like it's out of business. If they speak English, it's no good. The joint has to be one of those point to the picture of what you want kind of place.

Atlanta is all about the bbq. Find a joint that cooks in the parking lot to serve the food to the customers INSIDE... it's one slice of pure pull pork heaven. If the cook is drunk, it's even better. I know of 2 of them withing walking distance of Turner's Field. As for hotdogs in the area, they taste exactly the same as if you cooked it at home. For the money, why bother?

Once again, it's a region preference.

Instead of complaining that nothing taste like it should, I just seek what NY doesn't have to offer if at all possible. And when I go home back to Shea in July, I will gain 20 pounds.
Beautifully said. This post is paste-it-on-the-fridge worthy.

JeepingBaseball
03-15-2008, 02:46 PM
Why, Thank You!

<curtsie> :D

YankeeStadium1923
03-15-2008, 04:17 PM
An avid Mets fan, I have to admit that the regular hot dogs served at Shea are only so-so and are not worthy of a city that has some extraordinary deli hot dogs. HOWEVER, if you go to the glatt kosher hot dog stand (there are several, the one I go to is by section 9 in the loge), you will have an extraordinary hot dog that is one of the best I have ever tasted. You don't have to be kosher (I'm not). Just skip the regular Shea's Nathans (Nathans used to be a lot better before they went nationwide) and check these out the next time you're at Shea.

http://metsfanbook.com
Hey Metfanbook.com

You have to get the real Nathans in the natural casings......Many Nathans franchises switched to skinless franks. I have been to plenty Nathans in the New York
Metro area and just can't understand why Nathans allowed franchises to switch and why they all don't carry the same product.....And furthermore why after 92 years they would change Nathans Famous...Kind of like Coke and New Coke....

Wrigley Field dogs with sauteed onions....

Yankee Stadium had good dogs in the late 90's....Kosher dogs are the best because they are 100% beef with no additives or preservatives. The Nathans served at Yankee Stadium today are jumbo and skinless.

StanTheMan
03-15-2008, 05:06 PM
Regardless of who serves (they really aren't "making" them... just heating them up and inserting them in a bun) the best hot dog, I do know that Cleveland offers the best mustard, hands down.

I have a bottle in my fridge right now, and I'm hundreds of miles from Cleveland. I make no apologies for the size of the photo... in fact, you cannot get a small photo of this mustard... only photos of a size which matches the flavor of the product inside.

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Before you doubt me ----- has YOUR favorite mustard been to space? Astronaut Dave Thomas takes Stadium Mustard with him on the space shuttle.....

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Sean O
03-15-2008, 07:04 PM
Not a declaration of superiority, but if you do go to Fenway, you have no choice but to get the Monster Dog at El Tiante's. It's (relatively) cheap given Fenway's and Boston's prices, and it's definitely a meal and a half. Get it with golden mustard, onions and relish, and you're set.

God, why isn't it opening day yet.

Yankee Stadium's was kinda cold, but otherwise fine. None of the parks I've gone to have really had exceptional hot dogs, but my girlfriend had really great nachos at Citizens Bank Park. And Primanti's at PNC are the best food I've had in a ballpark by far.

machpost
03-17-2008, 06:26 AM
My favorite still has to be the Kahn's jumbo dogs that I ate at Three Rivers Stadium as a kid. They were not the all-beef variety, but the kind containing pork by-products :laugh That makes all the difference.

The regular ol' foil-wrapped hot dogs at RFK Stadium were among the worst I've ever had at a ballpark. The grill dogs, loaded up with onions and peppers, on the other hand, were really good.

This season, though, I absolutely can't wait until Nationals Park opens, as they'll be serving up chili half smokes from Ben's Chili Bowl...

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PeteU
03-17-2008, 06:49 AM
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Like for example, New Yorkers will spit on the ground getting that god awful taste of so called pizza, chinese food, bagels, and yes even hotdogs out of their mouths.... if ordered anywhere outside of new york.



This is one thing I've never, ever understood about New Yorkers (and in South Florida we've got a lot of transplants): "New York Style" Chinese Food. I've heard New Yorkers cry bloody murder if their chinese food isn't advertised as so-called "New York Style Chinese Food".

I always assumed Chinese food was, you know, Chinese styled (or more accurately Szechuan or Hunan styled).

Chevy114
03-17-2008, 07:00 AM
This is one thing I've never, ever understood about New Yorkers (and in South Florida we've got a lot of transplants): "New York Style" Chinese Food. I've heard New Yorkers cry bloody murder if their chinese food isn't advertised as so-called "New York Style Chinese Food".

I always assumed Chinese food was, you know, Chinese styled (or more accurately Szechuan or Hunan styled).

Oh god no, new yorkers come down here and complain to us that food isn't like it is in new york. 1. I don't care. 2. If the food is that good in ny then go back, we shouldn't have to change our pizza and chineese food for you. Can you tell thats a touchy subject for me?

JeepingBaseball
03-17-2008, 07:40 AM
This is one thing I've never, ever understood about New Yorkers (and in South Florida we've got a lot of transplants): "New York Style" Chinese Food. I've heard New Yorkers cry bloody murder if their chinese food isn't advertised as so-called "New York Style Chinese Food".

I always assumed Chinese food was, you know, Chinese styled (or more accurately Szechuan or Hunan styled).

I have personally never in my life heard it being called "new york style chinese food". Ever. NY pizza yes.... but New York Style Chinese Food? That's the silliest thing I ever read.

Again, it's a regional thing. That have their way of cooking it and use different products and so forth. Alot of people say it's the water.

I would think that anyone from South Florida who never been up to New York will have a different reaction. The chinese food is probably a much stronger and bolder taste to them, and probably too strong.

PeteU
03-17-2008, 07:46 AM
I have personally never in my life heard it being called "new york style chinese food". Ever. NY pizza yes.... but New York Style Chinese Food? That's the silliest thing I ever read.




It gets advertised like that down here in South Florida all the time. Perhaps its just saavy marketing from the Chinese restaraunt folks to make all the NY/NJ transplants feel at home, but it certainly works.

JeepingBaseball
03-17-2008, 07:47 AM
Oh god no, new yorkers come down here and complain to us that food isn't like it is in new york. 1. I don't care. 2. If the food is that good in ny then go back, we shouldn't have to change our pizza and chineese food for you. Can you tell thats a touchy subject for me?

Thats a touchy subject for you? It's trivial. No one is wrong on right on this subject. But getting touchy about it.... okie dokie.

"Do not make direct eye contact.... careful..... CAREFUL!"