Monday, 15 April 2013

The Hot-Dog Guy

One of the dozen-or-so restaurants in Tucson, Arizona that I got addicted my years there....was the Wienershnitzel hot-dog place.

For a five-star hot-dog, with extra relish and some fine chilli over it....this was the place to go.

Over the weekend....John Galardi died.  It wouldn't really matter much because no one much has ever heard his name.  He's the guy that developed the idea of Wienershnitzel hot dog stands, and pushed them out over twenty-odd states.

No, there are none in Bama.  The closest that you might find is in Louisiana.

The thing about this's not brilliant or such.  This is simply a guy who noted that great hot-dogs cost more than average hot-dogs.  People are willing to pay more....and travel further, just to find the right mix.
Oh, and the corn dogs?   It's the only place in America that makes real state-fair type corn dogs.   Note, they are loaded with fat and sodium, but go great with spicy mustard.

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