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Old August 5th, 2006, 06:08 PM
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Bummers. I would hope at least ONE hot dog would be a New York Hotdog.

Kidding. Surely you meant to insert NOT in there.

Just wanted to say thanks for visiting my blog. Now take them NY dogs you've got out of the freezer and head out to Lanikai beach so you can grill 'em up!

Have a fun Saturday HT gang! Aloha.
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Old August 5th, 2006, 06:09 PM
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Jeez, you're mighty delicate.

Take care next time you're in NY...
Nope. Keep insulting me. This will be fun.

I do just fine in New York. Take care next time you're in Waianae. Or Palolo housing.

And to return to my original point: New York sausage ain't that special.
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Old August 6th, 2006, 03:54 PM
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Can we keep in mind that we're just talking about our personal favorite hot dogs and not engage in meanness?

Aaaaaanyway ... I found Boar's Head Hot Dogs at Foodland Kailua yesterday -- 7 in the pack, not quite one pound.

I was planning a low-key, family celebration -- to mark a special day in the life of my 18-year-old son -- so I also bought additional, cheaper hot dogs (because 7 dogs for a family of 5 just weren't going to cut it).

I figured I'd grill the Boar's Head dogs, as WwORN recommended and serve them "straight up" -- and that I'd turn the regular (cheap) hot dogs into Madison Dogs:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci...6_5419,00.html

My eldest has been ono for this treat for awhile (you'll see that it's not something anyone should eat often), so I thought I would combine my curiosity about the Boar's Head dogs with his onos and we'd have a hot dog feast.

The self-proclaimed Coney Island dogs were really good. The "snap" was there, the flavor was there, etc. I'm sure the whole experience of buying them from a real NYC street vendor would make them even better! I'm not a fan of basic yellow mustard, (unless it's mixed with mayonnaise, like the "Yellow Sauce" at the old Bob's Drive-In, near Hilo High). So, I used just a smidge of dijon mustard. The ketchup-holic kids did, what to WwORN, is probably unthinkable. I shan't go into detail, lest she shudder.

I posted earlier, a fond memory about the bright red dogs WwORN doesn't like ... I won't repeat it here, but that fond memory was less about the flavor of the dogs than the whole "moment" they were involved in. I even bought them, to try to replicate that moment for my kids, but it didn't work -- not even for ME.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 05:25 AM
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LOL, Erika---let the kids decorate the dogs as they please. Ketchup is fine, as long as no snooty-ass Noo Yawkers are watching. I'd gladly pass the ketchup bottle, as long as the kids were happy.

"Madison Dogs"? I gotta smile again. My mom used to make dogs just like this but in the oven, not on the grill. I don't remember what we called them, but when I clicked on Emeril's recipe I just had to smile.

Ours were not quite as fancy---we stuck Velveeta in the slits of the hotdogs.

They were greasy, salty, and definitely not for the health-conscious. Good, though...
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Old August 19th, 2006, 01:29 PM
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*publicly confessing*
I LOVE Velveeta.
We didn't have it in the house when I was growing up, but when I finally did get to try it, I was hooked.
I remember finding a recipe I wanted to try with it and going to buy it -- and WHOA! Buggah's expensive!
I talked with my sister-in-law about it and we recalled that when we were growing up it had this stigma of being "poor-people food" and now, based on price it is like, a luxury item!
I prefer natural cheeses for most things, but for certain other uses, you just can't beat Velveeta for its ease of use and naughty, guilty-pleasure taste, texture, etc. (sigh) Now I've got onos.
Back OT, I've used Velveeta to stuff hot dogs as well, and loved every bad-for-me bite!
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Old August 19th, 2006, 02:25 PM
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*publicly confessing*
I LOVE Velveeta.
We didn't have it in the house when I was growing up, but when I finally did get to try it, I was hooked.
I remember finding a recipe I wanted to try with it and going to buy it -- and WHOA! Buggah's expensive!
I talked with my sister-in-law about it and we recalled that when we were growing up it had this stigma of being "poor-people food" and now, based on price it is like, a luxury item!
I prefer natural cheeses for most things, but for certain other uses, you just can't beat Velveeta for its ease of use and naughty, guilty-pleasure taste, texture, etc. (sigh) Now I've got onos.
Back OT, I've used Velveeta to stuff hot dogs as well, and loved every bad-for-me bite!
LOL---I just bought a box of Velveeta for the first time in years. I too was shocked at the price. The big one was on sale and only about a dollar more than the smaller one so I went for it.

We always had it in the house when we were kids. "Real cheese" was too expensive. Maybe it really was "poor-people food"? I never thought we were poor but since my parents grew up during the depression they tended to be a bit frugal.

Or maybe we had it just because it tastes good. It's also easier to cook with than "real" cheese. Melts without clumping or getting stringy, blends easily into sauces. I like throwing chunks of it into hot tomato soup. Wonderful grilled cheese sandwiches. Great for giving dogs pills, too---just mold it into a ball around the pill.

Versatile stuff. A little scary that it is sold unrefrigerated and seems to last forever in the fridge. It never seems to get moldy, either. I remember finding a small hunk of it in the back of a drawer in the refrigerator. It was old, really old. No mold, no slime. Just a weird crust of salt crystals covering the whole piece.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 02:42 PM
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[A little scary that it is sold unrefrigerated and seems to last forever in the fridge. It never seems to get moldy, either. I remember finding a small hunk of it in the back of a drawer in the refrigerator. It was old, really old. No mold, no slime. Just a weird crust of salt crystals covering the whole piece.]

Yeah that IS scary. Just try not to think about it.

Your tomato soup idea would go over really well in my household!
My reflux would rule out my participation ... (or at least, rule out a large helping ) ...
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Old August 19th, 2006, 03:05 PM
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F-Y-I: Shirokiya (Ala Moana) advertised in Midweek that this weekend, August 19 & 20, they'll be featuring the original KC Drive-In Waffle Dog.

Also a reminder that the Okinawan Festival (home of the Andadog!) is just around the corner in September on Labor Day weekend.

What a coincidence, with all the talk here lately about sweet & savory.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 03:24 PM
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F-Y-I: Shirokiya (Ala Moana) advertised in Midweek that this weekend, August 19 & 20, they'll be featuring the original KC Drive-In Waffle Dog.

Also a reminder that the Okinawan Festival (home of the Andadog!) is just around the corner in September on Labor Day weekend.

What a coincidence, with all the talk here lately about sweet & savory.
Anybody here ever tried those hotdogs-on-a-stick at Windward Mall?

Oh no. I just looked at the website. They have CHEESE on a stick, too!

http://hotdogonastick.com/frames.html
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Old August 19th, 2006, 06:42 PM
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Anybody here ever tried those hotdogs-on-a-stick at Windward Mall?
Oh no. I just looked at the website. They have CHEESE on a stick, too!
http://hotdogonastick.com/frames.html
It's definitely a treat! ... and man oh man, that cheese on a stick!!!
When my daughter was in preschool or kindergarten we stopped there for a snack ... and I told her that when she was "in my tummy, I used to love to eat these" referring to my cheese on a stick.
She looked up at me with her big brown eyes, a look of concern on her sweet little face, and she asked me, "and did I get messy?"
Omigosh I felt so bad for laughing ... but that was one of the funniest things she'd ever said (up to that point in her life).
There's also one at Pearlridge, I believe. There may be others, as well.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 09:22 PM
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Damn, that sucks. I loved going there. It was so easy cuz I lived on Kapahulu and then on Kapiolani, just past Kaimuki High School. When I used to catch TheBus or if I went walking to the post office on Kapahulu, I'd stop there. Man. Those Waffle Dogs were da grindz.

And that was my vote for this thread. Or da Pronto Pups from Kapa'a Baseball Park. My younger brothers played basbeball and every game, I would see it and hunger for it and buy one and a Teri Burger.

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They sort of look like corn dogs (or pronto pups if you are from Kauai). Is the batter different?
But... Pronto Pups are better than Corn Dogs, they're more sweeter.

Seriously, I'll eat Pronto Pups, but I won't touch a corn dog unless I'm desperate. Something about them Pronto Pups back home are just different.

Now I want a pronto pup and a flying saucer.

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Old August 19th, 2006, 09:52 PM
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Old August 20th, 2006, 02:40 AM
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Those Hotdog-on-a-Stick uniforms are humiliating. They scream out, "My bosses hate me!"
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Old August 20th, 2006, 06:21 PM
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Those Hotdog-on-a-Stick uniforms are humiliating. They scream out, "My bosses hate me!"
They're by far the worst, most humiliating I've seen, I agree. I've never seen a GUY working at Hot Dog on a Stick, which makes me wonder if guys would just never get hired there because there's no male version of the uniform, (which brings about employment-law issues, I would think).
Or ... perhaps guys just aren't drawn to work in a place that makes deep fried hot dogs and cheese ... (and zucchini and fish, too, I think).

The company REALLY needs to update its uniforms. Heck, other nationwide quick-service-restaurant chains hired hip, cool, people like P.Diddy (his fashion co.) to consult on new uni's.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 06:34 PM
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I've never seen a GUY working at Hot Dog on a Stick, which makes me wonder if guys would just never get hired there because there's no male version of the uniform, (which brings about employment-law issues, I would think).
Or ... perhaps guys just aren't drawn to work in a place that makes deep fried hot dogs and cheese ... (and zucchini and fish, too, I think).
I have seen a GUY working there. He didn't look to happy.

However, it's kind of a brilliant marketing idea... Dress em up like clowns and everyone knows what the place is the second they see an employee.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 06:41 PM
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Those Hotdog-on-a-Stick uniforms are humiliating. They scream out, "My bosses hate me!"
From the FAQ section of the website:

>>>3. What is the story behind the Hot Dog on a Stick™ hat and uniform?
The Hot Dog on a Stick™ uniform, including the hat, was inspired by a whimsical mid-1960s trend when jockey caps and hot pants were in style. The employees say the hats, which are hand-made and customized to fit each new employee, make their jobs more fun and enable the company to attract enthusiastic, outgoing and good-natured employees, and draw attention to the store.

4. Can I get a Hot Dog on a Stick™ or Muscle Beach Lemonade & Hot Dogs™ uniform?
We are sorry, but Hot Dog on a Stick™ and Muscle Beach Lemonade & Hot Dogs™ do not sell, lend or rent our uniforms, not even for special occasions or requests. They are reserved for our very special employees. <<<

Damn. I REALLY wanted the hat. It's even more attractive than my old nurses' cap.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 08:02 PM
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Damn. I REALLY wanted the hat. It's even more attractive than my old nurses' cap.
Betcha there are some guys on HT that would pay money for you to put on that old nuses' cap and whites!

You know the type -- they're the hot doggers!

Hah! Back OT!
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Old August 21st, 2006, 01:01 AM
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Betcha there are some guys on HT that would pay money for you to put on that old nuses' cap and whites!

You know the type -- they're the hot doggers!

Hah! Back OT!
LOL...let's not go there. Well, maybe a decade or more ago. But who knows---maybe some here are into Grandmas with spider veins?

Eeeesh. TMI, TMI...

Back OT...puhleeeze.
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Shoots. By the time I arrived at Shirokiya yesterday at 2pm, the Waffle Dogs were SOLD OUT. I should've known.

That's OK, at least I was able to chat a little with Dayton Asato, heir of the famous treat...


Dayton Asato is very happy after a weekend of sales success at Shirokiya Ala Moana. Photo by Pomai, 8.20.06


He's such a cool, down-to-earth guy! Said folks came in droves for the thing.

I dig that logo!
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Here's the Okidog assembly line at this past weekend's Okinawan Festival in Waikiki...


A hot dog is placed on a soft flour tortilla, followed by a dollup of Zippy's Chili, then folded over and layered with a bed of iceburg lettuce.


Finally, a layer of Okinawan Shoyu Pork (Rafute) is placed over the lettuce, then it's folded shut typical burrito style and wrapped in aluminum foil for service.

These were selling for $6 each (via scripts). Lines were long for them, as it was for everything. Gotta' admit, this is one of the most unusual hot dog creations out there.
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Of course Okinawan Festival revelers this year stood in VERY LONG lines for the Andagi and Andadogs...


Andadogs in various stages of doneness being deep fried in large woks


Perfectly done


Oishii.

Just like last year, Andadogs were $1 each.
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Andadogs are prepared by bulk with popsicle sticks, then dipped in flour


Then dipped in the Andagi batter


Then deep fried until GBD by a full staff of watchful volunteers

See previous post for results of this. ~_/\
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Of course Okinawan Festival revelers this year stood in VERY LONG lines for the Andagi and Andadogs...
Actually it was the andagi lines that were super-long. The andadog line was almost nonexistent. Because they use half-dogs, each andadog was a nice snack-sized bite. I went back multiple times. Umai!
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Yeah, you gotta' look carefully, because they're served out of the same booth, with a separate line for each item. When we were there, the Andagi line was really long, but the Andadog line wasn't anything to sneeze at either.

The Pig's Feet Soup was already sold out.
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Bummers. I would hope at least ONE hot dog would be a New York Hotdog.

Kidding. Surely you meant to insert NOT in there.
Not a mistake -- this is just a difference between American English dialects. The original was:
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Bear in mind that all hotdogs sold in NY are not New York Hotdogs.
Some (presumably including you) will understand this as logically all...(not(...)) but others (including me) will understand it as not(all...(...)). WindwardOahuRN's edited version ("...that not all hotdogs sold in NY are ...") expresses only the latter.

I'm not saying anything about correctness -- just mentioning a relevant fact of English usage that may or may not interest you.
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