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The New Fenway Frank-Anyone Tried It?

chuck s Apr 9, 2009 07:42 AM

I'm going to the game today and wanted to know if anyone has tried the new Fenway Frank?

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    Ralphie_in_Boston RE: chuck s Apr 9, 2009 07:54 AM

    I went to opening day, and yes I tried the new and improved Fenway Frank. And yes, it really is a little bit better than I remember! I don't know if it's because of the new supplier, or because it was opening day (a minimal chance of them being leftovers!) but they did taste better than greywater franks.

    It seems that Speed's has raised the bar in Hot dog taste in the Boston area!

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      fmcoxe6188 RE: Ralphie_in_Boston Apr 9, 2009 08:34 AM

      I agree-I had one opening day as well- it tasted great (for a hot dog) aside from the fact that they were out of mustard and I had it only with ketchup...not my preferred dog at all!

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        Angel Food RE: fmcoxe6188 Apr 9, 2009 10:46 AM

        Seriously how do they run out of mustard on Opening Day???

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          fmcoxe6188 RE: Angel Food Apr 9, 2009 11:43 AM

          That was exactly my thought! Well right after- can I return a hot dog?? Im not a ketchup only person. Very sad

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            MC Slim JB RE: fmcoxe6188 Apr 10, 2009 06:59 AM

            This would have really upset me. I'm a "mustard and only mustard on Fenway Franks, unto death" kind of Sox fan.


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          chef24 RE: fmcoxe6188 Apr 20, 2009 03:00 PM

          Let staff know on that as a foodie I'll find em and get it even if its late in a game ,,,

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        RedTop RE: chuck s Apr 9, 2009 08:09 AM

        Fenway Franks--one of my great memories from a baseball stadium tour last year!

        Tell me they didn't change the bun.

        1. CityPork RE: chuck s Apr 9, 2009 08:42 AM

          I liked the old dog better. The new ones aren't bad...the olds ones are just nostalgic to me. Kinda disappointing.

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            Bob MacAdoo RE: CityPork Apr 10, 2009 04:10 AM

            I bought some and made them at home ballpark-sytyle -- steamed dogs and buns. I thought the flavor profile was closer to a kosher dog than a Kayem Old Tyme, very beefy, a touch of garlic, and some mustard seed aftertaste. They really were bold compared to the dogs I recall from recent trips to Fenway, which I always thought were rather bland. The best part was the size of the dogs - a nice 2 ounces per link.

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            chuck s RE: chuck s Apr 10, 2009 05:44 AM

            Well I did get my Fenway Frank yesterday. It was an improvement and not bad if you are part of a captive audience. But it took me a whole inning to get mine. I'll stick with my usual from the Sausage Guy in the future.

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              Gabatta RE: chuck s Apr 10, 2009 08:04 AM

              The new franks didn't taste much different to me.

              I absolutely couldn't eat one without mustard though.

              New crew on the kettle corn was clueless on Opening Day - totally burnt...

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                willg RE: chuck s Apr 10, 2009 11:35 AM

                Are they all beef?

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