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Jun 15, 2009 06:43 AM

Lawton's Hot Dog Stand Sliding Away?


looks like a trip over there is in order,,, soon!

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  1. It is too late for a trip over there - The article states that Lawton's is closed until the problems can be remedied. Since everyone is pointing fingers at everyone else and no one is taking responsibility for the problems, you can bet that Lawton's at that location is done. A shame.

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    1. re: Bob Dobalina

      it's what i get for skimming the article.

    2. Darn, this stinks. I hope they can somehow fix things, but it doesn't sound good at all. Looks like about the only place for rippers north of Boston now is at the Lobster Claw in North Reading.

      1. Further up north, Lena's in Salisbury grills a pretty good hotdog.

          1. I've only been there once, maybe 3 years ago. I'd heard so much about the rippers, and the onions (the words "fried onions" = Pavlov's bell for me!). But the franks were bathed in oil not hot enough to achieve the Maillard metamorphosis, and the onions were pale and soggy, dripping in the oil they'd been simmering in. All this on a Wonder-bready roll - no repeat visits for me, sidewalk or no.

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            1. re: greygarious

              if U do go back ask for Ur dog to be well done and drained.