What did you have for dinner on this sunny September day? Do you have a favorite hot dog place?
By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
September 19, 2023 10:46pm CST
I was pooped when I left Guitar Center this evening and decided to pick up a hot dog at Casper's. It was delicious and did the job. I got four shots this morning at the doctor's office (flu, shingles, tetanus, etc.) but feel OK so far. I was told I might feel tired or even chilled tomorrow. We shall see. Guitar Center went well. Al of my students showed up, and each made some progress. I got a developmentally delayed (is "special needs" the proper term right now?) kid to sing traditional Mexican songs at the top of his lungs today. The enjoy in his eyes was enough reward for me. Soon I will retire (for the day). Kitty is fed. And re-fed. I am caught up on emails. Will I peek at the book chapter I am writing? Will I pick up my guitar? Or will I just....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz?
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• San Jose, California
Casper's! They have good hot dogs. Sadly, the closest one to me is an hour or so away. I do enjoy street dogs, those carts that show up outside events at night, but I also like Umai Hot Dogs locally. My favorite of theirs is the Honolulu Bang Bang, which is a Polish sausage topped with hoisin sauce, pineapple, diced red onion, and bacon bits, and is served on three Hawaiian sweet rolls. They also have a pretty good Chicago-style one with a 100% beef hot dog topped with mustard relish, diced onion, diced tomato, dill pickles, sport peppers, and celery salt. Of course, nothing beats a Costco hot dog for the price, and the quality is pretty decent too.
• San Jose, California
@TheHorse It looks like it's a smallish chain, but they started out in San Jose. The closest one to you is probably the one in San Francisco. There's three in this area, so I didn't realize the chain was so small. http://umaihotdogs.com/
• United Kingdom
Hot Dogs never took off in the UK the way Burgers did. This makes me sad because I quite like a good hotdog. There used to be small hotdog stands around and about and you sometimes get them at events - fairs and sporting events - but there's no fast-food chain that specialises in them. Funnily enough Ikea do a really good hotdog in their stores and although we rarely go to one, when we do I like a hotdog on the way out!