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All Links is located at 3571 Richmond St, in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philly. It’s a nice place with very friendly folks running it. If you’re in the area, stop by, enjoy a Hot Dog and tell ’em we sent ya. We will definitely be back and wish them all the success in the world. Philly needs more great hot dog stands!
Unfortunately the Philly “signature dog” at Citizens Bank Park is prepared Chicago Style… go figure. Seems like a Philly Dog should include a fishcake and pepper relish (the Philly Surf ‘n’ Turf) or maybe use a pretzel instead of the bun, like Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Dogs, but I guess that’s just us. Could be worse, there’s a Philly Cheesesteak-style Hot Dog at Dodger Stadium…
Every year, during National Hot Dog Month, we take a Hot Dog Safari to sample Hot Dogs from stands all around the area. On July 30th, this year’s safari took us to the northern suburbs of Philly.
Our 1st stop was at Levis in Abington, PA.
Next stop was at Jack Frost in Glenside, PA.
Next we stopped by Denny’s Dogs in Hatboro, PA.
Our final stop was at Lenny’s Hot Dogs, in Feasterville, PA. We checked out their Pepper Hash Hot Dog, but unfortunately realized we didn’t have any photos until after the Hot dog was gone…
We spent Saturday afternoon, July 26th, eating Hot Dogs at several locations along South Street, here in Philly. Our sampling began at O’Neals Pub, where we tried their Corndog.
We followed that with a stop at Primo Hoagies South Street to try the Sausage Sandwich.
A Hot Dog crawl on South Street wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Gus’s Hot Dog Cart, so that’s were we headed next. Our timing could not have been better. So far, we’d been ordering one, maybe two, of each dog with each of us getting a bite.
Gus wanted to give Joel a whole Hot Dog, but Joel told him it was too much to eat and he should give it to someone else. At this exact moment a woman walked up and said she’d like to buy a hot dog for a homeless person around the corner. She was very surprised and thankful when we insisted she take the dog for free.
The next stop was across the street at Johnny Rockets, which served a South Philly Style Dog with Sharp Provalone, fresh diced Tomatoes and roasted Long Hots.
Our crawl ended at the Bainbridge Street Barrel House, where they were offering two Special Hot Dogs, a Carolina Dog with BBQ Sauce, Slaw & Pickles and a Jalapeño Dog, with fresh Jalapeños and Cheese sauce. Of course we had to try them both.
We took a Hot Dog Crawl through the Reading Terminal Market on Wednesday, July 23rd to check out the specials and, of course, eat Hot Dogs.
While there are four places to get Hot Dogs in the Market – Franks A Lot, Hershel’s East Side Deli, Smucker’s Meats & Grill and Wursthaus Schmitz – we visited the two that were offering buy-one-get-one-free first, so we were too full to visit the other two.
We started our crawl at Franks A Lot, where we had a Texas Tommy, with bacon & a cheezewiz like sauce, and a plain dog with onions & mustard. We then made our way to Wursthaus Schmitz, were the dogs are huge and served with sauerkraut & spicy mustard. In hindsight, next time we’ll only get one at each stand and make Wursthaus Schmitz the last stop.
We’ll be leading a Hot Dog Crawl along South street on Saturday July 26th, starting around Noon at O’Neals Pub, 611 S. 3rd St.
Here’s the list of places we’ll be visiting to sample Hot Dogs:
O’Neals Pub, 611 S. 3rd St
Headhouse Crab & Oyster Co, 119 South St
Primo Hoagies South Street, 326 South St
Copabanana / Redwood, 344 South St
Johnny Rockets, 443 South St
Gus’s Hot Dog Cart, 5th and South St
Bainbridge Street Barrel House, 6th & Bainbridge
It’s pay-as-you-go, so if you’re around, come on down to South St and join us while we walk & talk and enjoy Hot Dogs!
We had a table set up at the Dog Day’s of Summer cookoff and took some photos of the goings on. There was a good sized crowd all afternoon and we saw two folks in Hot Dog costumes.
1st Place in the cookoff went to the Head House Crab & Oyster Company The Sea Dog: Sabrett’s Hot Dog, Spicy Pepper Relish & Crab Salad on a Split Top Bun with a splash of Old Bay
2nd Place went to Misconduct Tavern
Sriracha Pork Dog with Sweet Sichuan Chili
3rd Place went to Hot Diggity
Corn Salsa Dog: Fire roasted Corn, 1732 Meats, Paprika Bacon Salsa, Poblano, Cumin Creme, Radish, Crispy Tortilla & Cilantro
Here’s a list of the participants and what they offered, in case you missed it:
1st Place Head House Crab & Oyster Company: The Sea Dog – Sabrett’s Hot Dog, Spicy Pepper Relish & Crab Salad on a Split Top Bun with a splash of Old Bay
2nd Place Misconduct Tavern: Sriracha Pork Dog – with Sweet Sichuan Chili
3rd Place Hot Diggity: Corn Salsa Dog – Fire rasted Corn, 1732 Meats, Paprika Bacon Salsa, Poblano, Cumin Creme, Radish, Crispy Tortilla & Cilantro
BrazBQ: Cachorro Irada (Angered Dog) – Tomato Sauce, Parmesan Cheese, BrazBQ Sauce, Sweet Peas, Corn & Potato Sticks
REX 1516: Chicken Fried Chicken Dog – Fried Chicken Apple Sausage, House Made Smoked Sriracha & Green Tomato Relish on a Martin’s Potato Roll
Cherry Bomb Bus: Broad Street Bulldog – All Beef D&W Frank grilled inside special blend Ground Beef on a seeded roll with Spicy Capicola, Extra Sharp Provolone, Gravy & Pickled Long Hots
Sancho Pistola’s: Pistola’s Bonero – Hot Dog with Bacon, Bacon Jam, Jalepeno Ketchup, Mayo, Crema & Pico de Gallo on a Potato Bun
The Twisted Tail: World’s Best Chili Dog – House made Pork Dogs, Brisket and Short Rib Chili & Aged Cheddar on a Brioche Bun
Bridget Foy’s: Bahn Mi Dog – Grilled Pork Belly, Pickled Vegies & Sriracha Mayo
Lucky’s Last Chance: Deadwoods Revenge – All natural casing Hot Dog topped with Bacon, House Made Cheese & Chipotle BBQ Sauces & Diced Onion
Serrano: Wild Boar Hot Dog – House Made Wild Bore Hot Dog with Cherry Relish, Pickled Mustard Seed & Micro Celery
Copa Banana: All Beef Cheddar Jalapeno Corndog – Corn Meal Mix, diced Jalapenos and Spanish Onions & Shredded Cheddar Cheese on a Hebrew National All Beef Frank
Noir: Montreal Hot Dog – Cole Slaw, Relish, Onions & Mustard
Society Hill Society: Bean & Apple Slaw Hot Dog – Hot Dog topped with burnt end Beans & Apple-Cabbage Slaw
Taproom on 19th: Korean Fried Hot Dog – Charred Watermelon, Pickled Watermelon Radish, Jalapeno Mayo on Martin’s Potato Bun
Brauhaus Schmitz: The Mojo Rising – Hatfield Beef Hot Dog, Martin’s Potato Roll, house smoked Mojo Bacon & crushed Doritos topping
Cavanaugh’s Headhouse Square: Bacon Wrapped Sausage Dog – with Cheddar Cheese & Honey Grain Mustard
Bistro Romano: Scala Duck Ragu Dog – 100% Angus Beef Hot Dog wrapped in Pancetta with grilled Romaine, braised Duck Ragu with Granato Chianti & San Marzano tomato, crispy Onions & Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
The Industry Industry Dog: House-made Pork Hot Dog stuffed with Nueskes Applewood Smoked Bacon & Cabot Aged Cheddar, Served on a Martin’s Potato Roll with Sriracha Marinated Cooked Onions & Whole Grain Mustard
Mark Summers was one of the Judges
We also spotted a few other Hot Dog T-Shirts, besides our own…
The only downside was the long line for Victory beer, but that was balanced by the delicious and varied Hot Dogs we sampled with hardly any waiting! If you’re around next year, you should definitely check it out.