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Mar 4, 2006 09:53 AM

Lesser known hotdogs in CT

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I'm in the process of making a web page and guide to Hot Dog stands in Connecticut. We all know about the places along the shore(ie. Swanky Franks, Super Dooper Weinie, etc) but I'm looking for some of the lesser known places. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm up close to 60 places, but a few have closed since starting this project a year ago. Thanks.

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  1. My brother lives in Southington and can't stop raving about Blackie's in Cheshire. He travels the state a lot for his job and has tried many places, but considers Blackie's the best in CT. He got me a jar of their hot pepper relish and I have to admit it was pretty darn tasty. I don't think they have a website, but you might be interested in this article from the New Haven Advocate.


    1. Maybe you should link to your list so people don't give you ones you already have.

      1. Glenwood Drive-In in Hamden. 2538 Whitney Ave. Farily easy access off the Merritt Pkwy. Great dogs cooked over charcoal, and very good onion rings.

        And be sure to put a link to your page here when it's up and running!

        1. Frankie's in Waterbury is a must!
          Also Bart's in Windsor.

          1. I couldn't agree with Joanie more! Show us what you got, we'll tell what you are missing!


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            1. re: HungryChris

              the yankee doodle in new haven. They have many heart cloggers, but they are amazing. Good friend of mine holds record for one sitting consumption of the cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped hot dog on buttered buns.

              Yankee Doodle also has sumptuous 'tiny' burgers