Rosco's big dog--Hartford, CT
I have to say...I've mentioned Rosco's before but I had two great dogs there today...I highly recommend them:
Die Fleider Dog....snappy dog in a grilled NE Style bun with horseradish mustard, cheese and saurkraut...mmmm
CC Rider which has chili-meaty sauce, mustard and cheese...also awesome. There's a container of Tipitina (something like that) sauce that is excellent on the CC Rider.
check them out...
they're on Franklin Ave in the South End of Hartford...but I hear they're moving downtown...rumor has it near Pratt Street.
We were there this weekend, my son loves the slopdog. They are moving to the Front Street redevolpment--it was supposed to be this fall, but now they are saying this spring. I'm not happy, Franklin Ave is really easy to get to.
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Interesting that Rosco's may be moving next to City Steam. I'm from N.J. and stayed overnight at a hotel within walking distance of City Steam. My family and I were on our way to Maine for vacation. We went to City Steam for some tasty beer and a meal. I'd love to go back. I've been to Rosco's once about 2 years ago with a friend of mine on an all day hot dog expedition. We hit about 7 places that day. I've been to about a dozen or more in Connecticut, and I'd have to say that Rosco's is the best. It's also one of the 2 best dogs I've had anywhere (Syd's in Union, N.J. is the other). Unfortunately I live far from Rosco's. Fortunately, I am able to obtain the dog that they serve since it's made and sold in New Jersey. Not many hot dog joints in Jersey serve this particular dog. But I can get it at the supermarket and enjoy it at home. This dog is so good that you can enjoy it with just a little mustard. But the chili and other toppings at Rosco's are excellent. When I was there, I enjoyed a dog with mustard, and one with chili and coleslaw. Long live Rosco's wherever they move to!