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Vienna Beef (or similar) @ retail in Cincinnati?

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rotary11 Jul 14, 2007 09:12 AM

Hounds--

I've been scouring the boards looking for an answer to my question and am having no luck, so I'll throw this out there. I know the boardmaster may want to move this board to "Home Cooking" but I do need very specific advice for the Cincinnati area.

I am having a big party next weekend and I want to serve Chicago dogs, one of those foods that must be tried to be believed. I've looked all over, and so far as I can tell no one sells Vienna Beef at retail (and their website confirmed this). I could choose to drop $50 after shipping to get a Chicago dog kit shipped to me, but what I most need is that all-beef, snap-when-you-eat-it dog that is the center of the experience, and I'm hoping I can find it without laying out that kind of cash!

So here's the question: what's the closest I can do buying them here in Cincinnati? Assuming VB isn't available, what do local stores here carry that will come closest? I can search "all-beef natural casing" at the store and see what they have, but I'd drive a little bit to get the good stuff!

Thanks in advance for your help!

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    AMFM RE: rotary11 Jul 14, 2007 06:34 PM

    there are so many good butcher shops in cincy - the germans are really into sausage and hot dogs so you can try there. but does jungle jim's really not have any? they have to have something...

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      cmj RE: rotary11 Jul 15, 2007 12:15 PM

      Try Jungle Jim's for Vienna Beef dogs before you try anything else. If they don't have them, I'd be very surprised. If they don't, how about Nathan's brand? I think I remember them having the natural casing, and I'm pretty sure you can get them at Kroger.

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        lks to eat RE: rotary11 Jul 16, 2007 08:10 PM

        I can't remember the name but the german hot dog place in the crestview hills towne center had awsome dogs and sold them in bulk.

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