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Jul 11, 2007 06:09 AM

Sabretts, Nathans or Hoffy with Casings

Where can i get any of these in bulk uncooked, or just a good hot dog with casing in the Hollywood or Culver City Area?

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  1. Pink's web site says they use Hoffy.

    1. They aren't sold in Bulk... but perhaps they can help you out... but Ralphs carries Nathans with natural casings....


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      1. re: Dommy

        I misunderstood the question.

        I saw "bulk uncooked OR just a good hot dog with casing in Hollywood " and responded to the second part.

      2. It's in the valley, but the European Sausage Company, in a little industrial park just west of Coldwater Cyn, makes incredible hot dogs with casings. It's a local artisan operation. Their kielbasa is the best I have had, and they have three or four types of bacon, as well as many other exotic products. Well worth a trip.

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        1. re: ebethsdad

          It's on Roscoe. Their Kielbasa is really special. I have never tried their hot dogs but it sounds like I'm going to have to do so.

        2. This is to make at home, correct?

          Believe it or not, Boar's Head hot dogs (sold at many grocery stores) have natural casings. Likewise, there's a brand called Cantella's which also have natural casings. Cantella's are more difficult to find; however, they're sold as the house brand at Gelson's & Mayfair. Personally, I really like the seasoning of the Cantella's dog. It's very distinctive.

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          1. re: Jack Flash

            Original Tommys and now defunct Between the Bun use Cantella's. You can also buy Cantella's at Trader Joes-not sure if they have natural casing.

            1. re: monku

              Do you know what happened to between the Bun? I liked it, but that construction must have killed him.

              1. re: Burger Boy

                Too bad, I talked to the owner (Sean?) a couple times before they closed and he said he was looking for other locations to expand..he talked about Pasadena and somewhere in the SGV. That was when some CH's were saying his hours were getting sporadic and business was improving. He'll pop up again somewhere.

                Construction might have been an initial factor but I was the first to say that I didn't think he'd survive in that neighborhood selling a $4-$5 hot dog where they're selling $1 tacos.

            2. re: Jack Flash

              Boars head, Nathans and Sabrett all come with and without casings. Look at the label. All hot dogs are fully cooked when you buy them. I like Nathans and Hebrew National.

            3. Marukai in Gardena on Western/Artesia carries Hoffy Coney style dogs (NC-with natural casing) loose packed in meat trays at $4/lb. They always have them. I don't know about their other locations.

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              1. re: monku

                I love those hotdogs, really snappy as well