Remembering the old Texas Wiener on Lancaster Avenue

Free Hot Dogs in rememberance of Texas WienerWe arrived Friday evening, the10th and started to get set up in front of the former home of Texas Weiner, at 40th & Lancaster Ave.

Turned out, the religious center next door didn’t want us competing with their free food program.

Hot Dogs cookin' on the grillSo after they came out and shooed us away, we set up across the intersection and proceed to serve 180 delicious Hot Dogs, all thanks to our sponsors!


Our 3rd Annual South Street Hot Dog Crawl will be on Saturday, July 11th

2015 Hot Dog CrawlIt’s time again for this year’s Annual South Street Hot Dog Crawl. This year we’re doing it on Saturday, July 11th, beginning at noon.

We’ll meet up at the Copabanana restaurant on South Street (344 South) to enjoy our first hot dog of the crawl. Our next stop will be at Primo Hoagies (326 South).

From there we’ll go to Johnny Rockets (443 South), finishing off at Gus’ Hot Dog Cart [Facebook] (corner 5th & South).

We’ll be serenaded the entire time by the The Wild Bohemians [Facebook] and give Free Philly Hot Dog Month T-Shirts away to everyone who completes the crawl with us.

3rd Annual Lucky’s Great Weiner Race at Lucky’s Last Chance in Manayunk, PA

3rd Annual Lucky's Great Weiner Race at Lucky's Last Chance in Manayunk, PA Lucky’s Last Chance is holding their 3rd Annual Lucky’s Great Weiner Race later this month, to help raise money for PAWS.

It’ll be held Wednesday, July 22nd starting at 6:30 pm and should be done by 8 pm (maybe sooner).

They’ll also be donating a dollar-a-dog during July to help PAWS, so be sure and stop by any time during National Hot Dog Month and enjoy one of their delicious hot dogs.

Lucky’s is located at 4421 Main Street in Manayunk, PA.

Hot Dog Month Philly 2015 Events

We have a number of events planned for this month so we hope you’ll join us, in person or in spirit, as we share and enjoy Hot Dogs during the entire month of July!

Hot Dog T-Shirts & Dolls *Sunday, July 5th: The opening of our Hot Dog History & Doll Display at 703 South 4th St. It starts at 2:30 pm with a reading of this year’s Proclamation. It will be on display the entire month of July.

*Friday, July 10th (2nd Friday on Lancaster): We’ll be Remembering Famous Hot Dog Stands from the Past at 40th & Lancaster Ave in front of Texas Wiener. It’s from 6 till 8 pm and will feature a memorial display & FREE Hot Dogs! Stop by if you’re in the area.

Hot Dog Stand Matchbooks *Saturday, July 11th: It’s our 3rd Annual South Street Hot Dog Crawl. Starting at noon, we’ll visit 5 different restaurants to sample their special creations celebrating Hot Dog Month.

The crawl starts at the CopabananaRedwood Restuarants, at the corner of 4th & South Streets. It’s pay as you go and we’ll be giving away a Free 2015 Hot Dog Month Philly T-shirt to everyone who completes the crawl!

But Wait! There’s More! We’ll also be serenaded the entire time by the music of The Wild Bohemians [Facebook]!

Levis Sign *Tuesday  July 14th or 21st: We’re taking a Trip Down Memory Lane. A group of old timers that ate at Levis many years ago and are in the 50 Year Club are visiting the Levis Hot Dog stand  in Jenkentown,  Pa. Not only will we be enjoying Hot Dogs, but we’re also planning on collecting their stories on video for a future film.

*Saturday July 18th: South Street Headhouse District’s, Dog Days of Summer Cookoff celebrates it’s fourth year. We’ll see you there, ’cause we’re not square.


Promo Hoagies on South Street host their annual Veterans Eat Free Sausage Sandwiches from 1 to 7 pm*Thursday July 23rd: We’ll be joining the folks at Primo Hoagies – South St for their Annual Veterans Eat Free Sausage Sandwiches Day held at 326 South Street from 1 till 7 pm.

*Saturday July 25th: We’ll be Remembering Famous Hot Dog Stands from the Past, from 1 till 3 pm, with a tribute to The Little Dog House once located at 5121 Germantown Ave. We’ll have a memorial display & be giving away Free Hot Dogs!

We hope to be adding new events as the month progresses, so be sure to check back during July for updates.

Hot Dog Month 2015 Dress Rehearsal

Hot Dog Month Dress Rehearsal 2015
Joel Spivak, Joanne Hoffman, Neil Benson & Diane Keller

On Friday evening, June 26th we held a practice hot dog give away in front of Maxie’s Daughter Fabrics [Yelp], in South Philly. We handed out around 200 hot dogs and had to make a market run towards the end for buns and mustard. It was a terrific success!

Our friends Kate Mellina & Dave Christopher stopped by and took a bunch of pictures which they’ve posted on their website Unexpected Philadelphia. We highly recommend checking it out.

FUND RAISER FOR Northeast High School in Philadelphia

Levis Hot Dogs Here’s a link to the face book page.

Visit Levis Hot Dogs in Abington, PA from Saturday November 29th to Saturday Dec 6th and Levis will make a $1.00 donation per order to the NEHS Alumni Association to benefit art, music and technology departments their alma mater.

NOTE: if put your email address, name & year you graduated from NEHS on the back of the receipt, you’ll be included in a raffle to win a pair of tickets to the “Blue Suede Shoes” Elvis tribute concert at the Keswick Theatre on Jan 24.

Third Annual Springfield, VT Humane Society Hot Dog Cook Off

The Springfield VT Humane Society Our friends at the Springfield VT, Humane Society are having their Third Annual Southern Vermont Hot Dog Cook-Off on the lawn behind the Stone Hearth Inn on Route 11 in Chester, VT on Sunday, August 10 from 1 to 4 PM. The event benefits the Springfield Humane Society’s capital campaign, which is raising funds to renovate their building.

It’s a little bit out of our Safari range, so we won’t be attending, but if you’re in the area, we encourage you to check it out!

The Springfield, VT Humane Society Annual Hot Dog Cook Off


Hot Dog Lunch for Philly Vets

Hot Dogs & Sauerkraut Thanks to the generous help of our sponsors we were able to feed over a hundred vets at the Philly’s Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC), a Hot Dog Lunch on Tuesday July 29th.


Vet Eating A Hot Dog Here’s one of the less camera shy vets enjoying his Hot Dog.


Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) Thank You A letter of appreciation from the folks at the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service Center.