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Providence - Chez Pascal Hot Dog cart open yet?

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celeriac Apr 26, 2007 09:21 AM

Hey,

Does anyone know if the Chez Pascal hot dog cart is open for the season yet?

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  1. tomatosoup RE: celeriac Apr 26, 2007 10:10 AM

    as of last week, i hadn't seen it. but i hope it's soon- im dying to try it!

    1. Tartinet RE: celeriac Apr 26, 2007 11:55 AM

      I walked by there yesterday, and didn't see it. It's technically possible that I just didn't notice it, but that would be the first time that I've come within bitin' range of a hot dog and not thought, "mmmmmmmm, hooot dooog."

      For reference when they do open, I much prefer the regular to the spicy, and I usually like spicy things. It just seemed to get in the way of the Pure Hot Dog Experience.

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        ginqueen RE: celeriac Apr 26, 2007 04:29 PM

        what's this???? chez pascal has a hot dog cart??? i am clueless, please describe this. it sounds like an ingenious idea. where is it?

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          coastaltransplant RE: celeriac Apr 26, 2007 04:35 PM

          On the first of May, on good word. I hear there may even be a Brisket sandwich addition to the cart.

          For those in the un-know, the Hewtins Dog Cart is in the park across from Chez-Pascal, daytime weather permitting. All relishes and condiments are top drawer and made in the CP kitchen---- details forthcoming on this years line up. I think last year there was duck fat braised sauerkraut.

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            celeriac RE: coastaltransplant Apr 26, 2007 06:47 PM

            Brisket sandwich? Oh good lord, let that be true.

            Yeah, the cart is really terrific, they use an excellent dog and all the condiments are delicious. I'm only so-so on the braised kraut though--I actually would prefer raw kraut for that briney, acidic bite. The cooked kraut, while delicious, isn't my ideal with a hot dog. But it's still terrific. I can't believe I'm finding a way to complain about it.

            It's like Providence's own little Shake Shack, but for hot dogs.

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              ginqueen RE: celeriac Apr 27, 2007 07:02 AM

              god bless chowhound! thank you for providing details for the neophytes. learning that chez pascal has a hot dog cart with duck fat-braised sauerkraut just completely made my day.

          2. atheorist RE: celeriac Apr 27, 2007 11:40 AM

            Excellent sausage, extraordinary condiments, but the bread... I guess all anyone expects from a hot dog bun is that it keep their fingers clean and be more edible than a napkin.
            Something to admire about Spike's - not that it is superb bread but it is an order of magnitude better than the usual.

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              JaneRI RE: atheorist May 22, 2007 12:19 PM

              I like my hot dog buns to be soft, totally cheap white bread buns. The 'bready' sides, not crust sides like a weiner.

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              Sambossanova RE: celeriac May 1, 2007 03:28 PM

              I went today to cehck out if it was up and runnning (It was). I had a regular hot dog with sauerkraut. The sausage itself was good but nothing extraordinary...just another beef hot dog but the toppings are quite good and the bread is solid. Next time I will have to be more adventurous and either try the spicy hot dog or the corned beef brisket sandwich.

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                Keithel RE: Sambossanova May 1, 2007 06:16 PM

                Just curious -- what's the price for one of these delicious sounding dogs?

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                  Sambossanova RE: Keithel May 1, 2007 08:44 PM

                  I believe it was 4.25 for the brisket sandwich.

                  Plain hot dog without sauerkraut or chili 2.50 or something like that. With sauerkraut or chili 2.75 or 3.00 around there. Not bad.

              2. dpnpt RE: celeriac May 2, 2007 10:24 AM

                Silly question, where is it? I'm not familiar with Prov to know where "Hewtins Dog Cart is in the park across from Chez-Pascal"

                But I want to be! Thanks all

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                  Sambossanova RE: dpnpt May 2, 2007 11:04 AM

                  It is in the park on Hope Street that is before Blackstone Blvd intersection. I think its around 11th street or so. It is after Seven Stars bakery/Not Just Snacks etc...

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                    madgee RE: Sambossanova May 2, 2007 11:09 AM

                    To be very precise: off Hope across from Ninth St.

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                      dpnpt RE: madgee May 2, 2007 12:18 PM

                      Thanks so much. I'll check it out next time I'm up that way.

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                        Moonpie1 RE: dpnpt May 4, 2007 03:50 PM

                        I went to the hot dog cart today---was looking forward to it all week----and was derailed by the brisket. Tried it (on a hot dog roll, w/stewed onions, sauerkraut, dijon and some shredded cheese). I ate it on the ride home and almost went back for another one. Fantastic.

                        But now I have to go back for a hot dog--I still crave one.

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                          Jenkins RE: Moonpie1 May 4, 2007 06:50 PM

                          I am wondering who makes their brisket? Can't imagine a french place making it just for the cart. Wonder if they get it from LJs just down the street?

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                            coastaltransplant RE: Jenkins May 5, 2007 04:28 AM

                            I can vouch for the brisket, it's made from scratch at chez pascal.

                2. tomatosoup RE: celeriac May 22, 2007 12:00 PM

                  what are the days and hours of the cart? sometimes i see it, sometimes i don't- and i can't quite figure it out!

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                    celeriac RE: tomatosoup May 22, 2007 12:19 PM

                    after a disappointing trip up there yesterday, i checked--it's 11:30 until "about 5," Tues-Sat, weather permitting.

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