|The vehicle of choice|
Simple. I'm going to go to as many hot dog places as I can and I'm going to order them three ways:
- Their way
- My way
My way - I like my hot dog slightly more well done, with mustard and sauerkraut if available.
Plain - As it says, a plain hot dog, pushcart style, grilled, fried, boiled, broiled or however they cook it, by itself in a bun.
I feel that this will let me give the most fair review. I will be looking for quality of dog, quality of bun, and quality of toppings. Separately I'll review atmosphere/decor, as well as extras like sides (french fries) and drinks.
|Mustard on top of kraut? I call it "Mess City."|
|Looks appetizing. Right? All in the name of science...|
- I'm always open to new things and new toppings. But I try to avoid ketchup. The people who put ketchup on hot dogs are people who a.) don't like hot dogs or b.) are under 5 years old.
- There is no set schedule for this. I'm going to try for twice a month, though.
- Fries are my number 1. Onion Rings are a super close second though!
- Lastly, I've always believed there is only one drink that truly complements a hot dog: Birch Beer. The redder the better! For those who have never had this red velvety drink, imagine a root beer that is smoother with a stronger flavor (weird right?!) I can compare it to a mild version of Cuba's "Iron Beer." If Birch Beer is unavailable (boo!) then Root Beer is an acceptable second. No Root Beer? (That's un-American!) How about Dr. Pepper or Mr. Pibb?
|Creamy Red Birch Beer|
|Beer of Tree Root|