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reality check Jul 29, 2007 10:47 AM

A friend told me that the Dodger Dogs in the All You Can Eat section are NOT grilled. Is that true?

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    phant0omx Jul 31, 2007 12:55 PM

    i sat there once for the ayce and they are not grilled. as someone else has posted there are a few stands that offer them grilled and it does in fact say grilled on the awning.

    i will be in the ayce section on thursday for the giants game so i'll ask if they have grilled.

    also, if you ever eat a dodger dog make sure it's the super dodger dog which is all beef. while not leaps and bounds over other hot dogs they do taste way better then the regular dodger dog.

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      RoachCoach Jul 30, 2007 05:34 PM

      I made the mistake of buying tickets in the all you can eat section. It's run/catered by AM/PM and you can tell from the first bite. The hot dogs are not dodger dogs. Nothing is good.

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      1. re: RoachCoach
        Foodandwine Jul 30, 2007 05:57 PM

        RoachCoach, thanks for the reply.. Now I know why they hace those $25 AM/PM discount nights. I thought that it was regular Dodger Food. I know from the website there is a 4 unit limit item per line or you need to wait in line again. No Ice Cream too. Are you sure they were not Farmer John Dodger Dogs, that would be a big disappointment grilled or not..

        1. re: Foodandwine
          MeAndroo Jul 31, 2007 08:12 AM

          Having sat in the right field pavilion, I can tell you no item limit was ever imposed on us. A friend of mine picked up 8 hot dogs, 2 nachos and 2 peanuts in one trip.

          1. re: MeAndroo
            Foodandwine Jul 31, 2007 08:44 AM

            where they real dodger dogs or fakes as someone had stated earlier in this thread?

            1. re: Foodandwine
              MeAndroo Jul 31, 2007 09:23 AM

              They were indeed steamed, and waiting on huge racks for the hordes of hungry fans. It's pretty much insanity, especially at the beginning of the game, with mass quantities of nachos, peanuts, and hot dogs flying out of the stands they have set up. Drinks are entirely self-serve, as are the condiments (which they seem to run out of very quickly after refilling). They serve beer, but that obviously costs extra.

              In all honesty, I've lived in LA my whole life and don't recall Dodger dogs ever being GOOD. They just tasted better because you're starving and at a ball game and I'm usually having a few beers.

              1. re: MeAndroo
                writergirl Jul 31, 2007 05:05 PM

                I've been going to baseball games since I was a very small writergirl, but not in LA. I had always heard that Dodger Dogs were really good, and the hot dogs in other stadiums paled in comparison. So when I went to Dodger Stadium for the first time I just HAD to have a dog. I think Dodger Dogs are better than a lot of stadium dogs, but not as good as I had been led to believe. I do think that in general, stadium food has gotten better over the years.

                1. re: writergirl
                  hotdog matty Nov 20, 2007 10:35 AM

                  Hi my name is matt and I would like to know exactly how the dodger dog was made and what the toppings are ? I am going to start my hotdog vending this year and people have been asking me about the dodger dog. I am from scranton pa. Can you please help me. Thanks and Happy Holidays.

                  1. re: hotdog matty
                    CoffeeCake Nov 20, 2007 02:34 PM

                    Dodger Dogs are manufactured by Farmer John, a longtime sponsor of the Dodgers. Just google "Farmer John Dodger Dogs" and you'll find them. There are no particular toppings. Toppings available at the stadium are basic: mustard, ketchup, onions, relish. There might be spicy mustard, too. I forget. Grilled is best, definitely.

                    1. re: CoffeeCake
                      Normal Garciaparra Nov 20, 2007 03:22 PM


                      They are made locally in nearby Vernon, CA. In Southern California, you can buy them at places like Smart & Final, though I don't think you have that store out East. They are also sold at other sports venues (without the "Dodger" in the name), such as Staples Center.

                    2. re: hotdog matty
                      sarapeater Apr 16, 2008 03:20 PM

                      are you a concessionaire at the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees?

          2. re: RoachCoach
            sarapeater Jul 31, 2007 06:31 AM

            I'm really curious about this - the food is different in the AYCE section? is it a different brand of hot dogs? or a different preparation?
            I imagine AYCE to be no frills, but would be surprised if they use different products, especially since they clearly say "For a mere $35, fans get a ticket in the right field bleachers and unlimited Dodgers Dogs, nachos, peanuts, popcorn, and Coca-Cola products"

            would love to hear more.

            1. re: sarapeater
              reality check Jul 31, 2007 12:05 PM

              Yes that's strange, they do show Dodger Dogs, not AM/PM hot dogs. I do remember a Times article mentioning people eating Dodger Dogs in the AYCE section.

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            reality check Jul 30, 2007 03:44 PM

            My season tickets are in the loge section, where Rodger works. I always get my peanuts thrown to me by Rodger.

            Yes there are stands that say Grilled. If it doesn't say grilled, I don't buy my hot dog there.

            But the all you can eat section is in the pavilion and they aren't "connected" to the main part of the stadium. I have heard that in the pavilion the Dodger Dogs are NOT grilled but I haven't sat in the pavilion since the 70's.

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            1. re: reality check
              Normal Garciaparra Nov 20, 2007 01:57 PM

              Hate to break this to you, but the NUTS! guy retired at the end of the season.

            2. stollingrone007 Jul 29, 2007 10:48 AM

              Dodger Dogs, by definition, are not grilled. They're steamed.

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              1. re: stollingrone007
                fergusmccool Jul 29, 2007 11:21 AM

                That last answer does not appear to help at all, since Dodger Dogs at the stadium are offered grilled and not grilled...

                1. re: stollingrone007
                  reality check Jul 29, 2007 12:42 PM

                  Having been a season ticket holder to Dodger Stadium since 1975, Dodger Dogs were always grilled. In the early 90's the Dodgers switched companies and forced all all Dodger Dogs to be steamed. They also prevent legendary "Peanut Man" Rodger Owens from throwing peanuts to fans.

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                    Foodandwine Jul 29, 2007 12:50 PM

                    was at the game on 7/16 and the guy who works every venue in town and yells "nuts nuts nuts" was still throwing them. My 10 year old liked that.. as to the grilled vs steamed in the AYCE area. call the stadium they will tell you. Numbers in the phone book..

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                      WildSwede Jul 30, 2007 12:51 PM

                      I thought there were still some stalls that you could get them grilled (although most are steamed). You have to look for the sign that says "grilled". I know that I have had a grilled dog there more recently than the early 90's.

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                        LAcupcake Jul 30, 2007 01:00 PM

                        I was there two weeks ago and had a grilled Dodger Dog (from a walkup stand) and peanuts thrown to me.

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                          Normal Garciaparra Nov 20, 2007 02:01 PM

                          In the early 90s, yes, the Dodgers switched their concession company to ARAMARK. But that contract has since expired and is now handled by Levy Restaurants.

                          Most Dodger Dogs were steamed, but a number of stands do offer them grilled.
                          The problem is that there is only one kitchen in the entire stadium to grill them (which is one of the many reasons why service is so slow at the concession stands). Eventually the Dodgers will be constructing more kitchens.

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