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Sep 24, 2009 02:30 PM

Dirty water hot dogs?

Is there anywhere in TO that sells a NY style dirty water hot dog?

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  1. Thankfully, no. That's like yearning for a new case of schistosomaisis, i.e., something most people can live happily without.

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    1. re: Kagemusha

      The best dog, since the dawn of time and through the ages never-ending, has been, and will always be, a Dirty Water dog. Dirty Water dogs are those franks served up from an umbrella-topped cart on virtually every street corner of Manhattan, hot, fast and loaded to order for just a buck. Dirty water really isn't dirty at all, though it sure looks like it as the vendor lifts the lid to his steam cart and sticks a long fork into a pit of roiling gray foam. The liquid's not scum, but jeweled broth flavored with the juices and salts and meaty liquor from that day's batch of wieners (the later in the day, the better the dog). The vendor shifts and spears -- whatever frankfurter he finds is intense, juicy gold.

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      1. I lived there for a decade and never enjoyed them, as a gourmet item. They were a hunger gap filler item for most of us. I still remember the the soggy water-dissolved buns, and bland yellow mustard. I'll take a Montreal steame, with cabbage and bland mustard, plus poutine, any day instead. I'd even travel to Oshawa to get one.

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