hot dogs across america

As some of my friends already know, I have decided to start to quest to have a hot dog in every state. I’ve had hot dogs in more below but I am going to count only those since this summer when I decided.
Hot Dogs as of 11-04

After the Wrigley Field-less trip on the Chicago Transit system, we walk down the stairs of the Randolph/Wabash “L” station only to face a Gold Coast Hotdog storefront. It was as simple as could be. I ordered a “chicago dog” char-style. After a few minutes, and after I few minutes of listening to the employees talking about me in a foreign language after I corrected my order, my hot dog arrived with mustard, relish, onions, tomatoes, a pickle, hot peppers and celery salt. Honestly, it was the best hotdog I have ever had.

That was Thursday. Friday passes. On Saturday, we took a drive to Michigan, only to find a hot dog stand. We drove a few miles and could not find anything besides gas stations. At the last minute, we see a certified hot dog stand. A storefront selling nothing but hot dogs. We stop. Another chicago style hot dog. One trip, two states.

Saturday night, we head down to The Huttle, Notre Dame’s student union store. After midnight, they sell hot dogs for a quarter. No tax, just a quarter. It wasn’t a bad hotdog, plus it was only a quarter. One trip, three states. God must be smiling down upon my endeavor.






4 responses to “hot dogs across america

  1. Shellie Avatar

    Not that I’m a huge fan of hot dogs or anything, but out on the West Coast (I’ve heard rumors of it in other places…), they have Weinersnitzels (I’m not sure if that’s how you spell it). They can make some mean hot dogs. 😀 This place is sort of like the Whataburger of the South.

  2. Kraft Avatar

    Wichita Falls used to have one on Kemp Street near Radio Shack just west of MSU. The building is still there and was empty last I remembered it. I’m pretty sure they closed before I could drive to give you an idea on time frame.
    Sadly, I never went there while they were open. In either case, I’ll probably stop at a few of them whenever I get around to the west coast. 🙂

  3. Emily Avatar

    Dude… you should travel more. Maybe we should plan a road trip…

  4. Random Musings Avatar

    please stop for a hotdog

    I was in Kansas this week for the Veritas Conference- a conference of the Big 12 Conference’s Catholic Campus Centers. While I was in the great and glorious state of Kansas, a “grey” state on my hot dog map,…

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