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Feb 18, 2007 10:36 PM

Nathan's Hot Dogs with Natural Casings...

Just picked some of these up at Ralphs. Didn't know that they were available locally. I have had the regular ("skinless") Nathan's many times and enjoyed them, but had never tried these. Pretty good with a decent "snap." Just thought that I would give a heads up in case they are a bit of a hard to obtain in L.A., novelty.

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  1. With butcher shops becoming almost nonexistant in the Westside, I don't know where to find 'dogs with natural casings anymore... thanks for the tip...

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    1. re: bulavinaka

      Yes. the dearth of such shops is a bit of a puzzlement in such a large city. The Ralphs that I picked these up at is on the west side, and was not with the rest of the Nathan's products, but was one shelf over, so keep your eyes open. The "Natural Casing" is indicated in the upper left corner of the packaging. Roll over pic below.

      1. re: PommeDeGuerre

        Good find!...Location of the Ralphs??

        1. re: TravelPath

          On Sepulveda, about a half mile north of LAX, just south of the La Tijera intersection.

      2. re: bulavinaka

        Marukai Market on Artesia/Western in Gardena has Hoffy "Coney style" dogs with natural casings all the time in the fresh meat section and packed loose and sold by the pound.

        1. re: monku

          Ahhhh - another item to mark down on my list... thanks!

      3. yup--saw 'em at my local Vons, too (Figueroa just south of Colorado)...

        1. My brother just requested yesterday that I send him some Nathan's to Wisconsin! Also, try the ones that they sell with the packaged fresh meat (not with the other hot dogs). They are my favorite! I think they are under the store brand that is something like Private Selections, very generic packaging. Delicious!

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          1. re: WildSwede

            I really like the Ralph's PS brand in the 1# and 3# chubs. As WildSwede mentioned they are in the regular meat section not with the rot gut dogs.

          2. Surfas carries Nueske farms hot dogs with natural casings. They are the best store bought hot dogs I've had.

            1. All the Ralphs markets I've been to lately (all in Pasadena) carry the natural-casing Nathan's dogs in alongside the other Nathan's.

              The natural-casing Boar's Head dogs are over in the deli case. I like the taste of those, but for some reason both Mrs. O and I have had bad digestive reactions to them.