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Chicago dog place in Poughkeepsie?

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A few years ago, when I still listened to semi-public radio, Daniel Pinkwater (I think his name is), who lives up the Hudson somewhere, was going on and on about a place on the main route through Poughkeepsie (possibly Route 9) that served Chicago-style hotdogs just like back home (apparently he's from Chicago). Does this place ring a bell with any of you 'hounders out there?

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  1. I must claim ignorance as to how hot dogs are eaten in Chicago, but perhaps the reference was to Soul Dog, which is located in Po-town, west of market st. and a few blocks up from the river. They have several different types of dogs and numerous sauces and toppings to choose from. I'd consider it a well-kept secret.

    1. Nope, not Soul Dog, but a place in Fishkill that has been out of business for at least 5 years.

      1. I heard that too!!...Funny...There is a hotdog place in westpoint ny that sells chicago style dogs, though quite frankly, to me,yer better off taking a cheap flight to ChiTown...I LOVES ME A CHICAGO DOG something fierce, and i've never had anything near it out here.

        1. The only two places I have tried within a couple hours drive that have Chicago style dogs are Shake Shack in NYC and J's Beef in Linden, NJ.

          http://www.shakeshacknyc.com/

          http://www.jsbeef.com/

          In my opinion, J's is the real thing, and Shake Shack is a close second.

          Of course, nothing like having one in Chicago...

          http://www.greasefreak.com/