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May 6, 2002 09:54 AM

Hot Dogs

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Any suggestions as to the best hot dogs in New Orleans? Many years ago there was a place on Frenchman Street call "The Golden Rod" that had the best hot dogs around. Large, fat weiners served on a special bun with sauerkraut and chilli and onions. They closed in the early 60's ,I think, and since then I have not located a place that comes close. I can't even find a place that has sauerkraut available for hotdogs. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

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  1. Well, there are always Lucky Dogs from a street vendor.

    Some people LOVE them, but personally, I thought they were disgusting.

    I got mine with chili, and I can't remember if they serve sauerkraut or not.

    They are located throughout the quarter, one being caddy-corner from the Cat's meow


    1. Try the dawgs smothered in Mantooth Chili (a Native American recipe) out at Hillbilly Bar-B-Q just off Jefferson Highway in Harahan.

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      1. re: mothgirl

        Thank you. How is the Bar-B-Q? Something else hard to find.

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        Hungry Celeste

        Bud's Broiler splits the weenie and slathers 'em with "hickory sauce" (aka BBQ sauce). They're not too bad, but not exactly wonderful. Zea's has an appetizer of "steamer dogs", which are small, three-bite dogs served with steamed buns and condiments. The dogs have pleasantly thick skins, decently juicy interiors, and a nice beefy flavor. The offered condiments are mayo, mustard, and a weirdly green-tinted sweet relish.

        Does anyone out there remember the hot dog place out in Metairie? As I recall, it was open for a short time in the late 80s or early to mid 90s. I just have the foggiest recollection of a "gourmet" hot dog joint. Surely some hot dogger has a better memory than mine...