Archive for April, 2009

Hot Dog Rotisserie For Your Counter Top

Those Brits are so awesome. Check this out: hotdoga hot dog rotisserie for your counter top. Cooks up to four “hot dog sausages” in minutes, plus the very phallic bun warmer — open bun and slide it onto the rod. “3o minute timer for total control.” I didn’t imagine that this thing could get out of control. Seems like you could just turn it off or grab the wieners as needed. (You can purchase it here.)

But I do think this is very elegant compared with the US version I’ve seen in Sky Maul Mall. Check this one out:

75878It’s just a modified toaster. I’ve never tried it though my sister and I gave one to our mom for her birthday one year as a lark. My mom loooooooooooooves hot dogs. (She told me so herself in just that way.) (You can purchase this inferior model right here.)

Which one would you buy? 

(Hat tip to Thrillist for the British rotisserie link!)

How Do You Like Your Dog?

My standard dog comes with ketchup and mustard and relish. I’ll have sauerkraut sometimes, instead of relish, if it’s available and I’m in the mood. When I was a kid, it was ketchup only. If I get a wild hair, chili dog works just fine. If I’m making the dogs myself, I like them extra crispy on the grill. My husband likes his with mustard only. Sometimes with slices of cheese. Recently he likes it with relish, but feels that might be temporary.

I’ve eaten turkey dogs and tofu dogs and polish sausage dogs and Dodger Dogs and Nathan’s Famous on Coney Island. I have a fantasy of going on a road trip and stopping at any and every hot dog stand we pass. Just cuz.

How do you like your dog?

What’s YOUR favorite hot dog place?

I will never forgive myself for not making it to Tail O’ The Pup while it was still there. Even after its heartbreaking demise, however, LA is rife with hot dogs.

MY personal favorite is Skooby’s in Hollywood, thanks to Brian introducing me to its garlic aioli.

And to be frank (har har), I loathe Pink’s. I’m ever-mystified by the line that stretches around the shack & up the street. Why in God’s name would anyone wait for one of these things?

I have never been to Oki Dog but have heard fascinating tales of its place in LA punk history, and of its owner, and of the weird way in which its weenies are served.

What’s YOUR fave hot dog joint? Why?

Official announcement explodes from weenie casing next week


Attention, ladies & gentlemen–oh, who am I kidding–attention, broads & sweatpants-wearing couch jockeys: the day you’ve sat around waiting for, thinking, “Gosh, I wish someone would force-feed me 6,540 calories in one day”–well, that day has arrived. In short order. Or more appropriately, order at counter.

Suggested supplies to stockpile include Pepto, Tums, Zantac, soda water and prescription pain medication.

Stand by for further communiques.

Forward, March!

hotdogLet’s be frank.

Everyone loves a hot dog. Even the vegans eat their version of the tubular treat from time to time. And while Los Angeles might not have a cart on every corner like some cities do, we do love a good wiener and will argue up and down about where to find the best in town.

With that in mind, we have created an event that will not even come close to deciding where the best dogs are. We have created an event simply to eat hot dogs in three famous two famous and one infamous hot dog stands in Hollywood: Pinks, Oki-Dog and Skooby’s.

We call it Hot Dog Death March.

Join us. (Details coming soon.)

TWITTER: Hot Dog Death March LA

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