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Aug 1, 2007 05:42 PM

New England style hot dog rolls in LA?

I havent had a hot dog on one of these rolls since the HoJo's shut down a long ass time ago. Does anyone know if/where you can get them in the LA area? Preferably Glendale/Pasadena area.
Heres a link to a picture if you dont know what I'm talking about:


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  1. King Arthur Flour/The Bakers catalouge has pans for baking these, that does not help, but maybe it does.

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    1. re: Burger Boy

      It helps in the sense that if the pans are available here, then maybe somebody out there in is making them. But it doesnt help in the sense that I couldnt bake to save my life. You do get points for trying to help though :)

      1. re: AppleSpam

        Yes you can get them here,Surfas might even carry them. if someone was smart they would bake these and sell at the farmers markets, you know LA Bread or Breadworks or one of the vendors already set up. I would buy them.

        1. re: Burger Boy

          You say "yes, you can get them here." But where??? Surfas does not have them; in fact the only fresh bakery items they have are in the cafe, which does not carry them. So please let us know to where you are referrring?

            1. re: Burger Boy

              I have not seen the pans there, and my order of pans just came in from King Arthur Flour.

              1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

                I must be wrong, i thought I saw them there.

                  1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

                    Just call and ask them, if not order them from King Aurthur.

    2. It looks in the photo link like a thick piece of bread which has been pan grilled in butter on one side and then wrapped around the hot dog. There's a Japanese bread that we get from Nijaya Market on Sawtelle Blvd. in West LA called Cherry Blossom (it's Nijaya's own brand of bread) that might work as a substitute.

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      1. re: Servorg

        It is not one slice of bread. It is actually a roll with a crust around the outer edges but not on the sides so you can toast them.

      2. What about ordering them online? Or do you want to be able to just go to a restaurant and order an item which utilizes them?

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        1. re: PommeDeGuerre

          Thanks for all the responses so far guys, much appreciated. Yeah, I know that you can order them online, but I was hoping to just buy them somewhere local and avoid the exhorbitant shipping fees that most places are gonna charge.

        2. No you ain't going to find them in So Cal. Not no where, not no how. Nor Cal, well maybe. Old Port Lobster shack in Redwood City, SF and Napa has a bakery make them for him. but they are a bit artesianal, not like what you would find from Nissen back home or at HoJo's but they work in a pinch. They can be bought by the dozen. They are similar to the ones made in House by Hungry Cat which I think are not soft enough and too bready.

          Good Luck and take care

          - P.

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          1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

            i guess this thread got bumped. but what's HoJo's, is it a hot dog shoppe? thanks.

            1. re: kevin

              lol! Howard Johnson's, the hotel/motel group (used?) to have a restaurant's as well.. popularly known as HoJo's

          2. Closest I can come out here is to grill one side of a slice of Sara Lee Brand Potato Bread and wrap a dog in that. Some of the 99c stores sell potato-buttermilk dinner rolls )"oven joy")...and I've taken two of these still stuck together and come up with a make-shift dog roll. The taste is similar, but these are a little too meaty/thick/doughy ....might be okay with a quarter-pound big weiner though.

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            1. re: jackattack

              Fuddruckers!!!!! You can buy the buns there. I use them when I make lobster rolls.