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I need a Grilled Dodger Dog & now

RUBulldog Jan 4, 2005 02:10 AM

As a Die Hard Dodger fan, I am feeling so down with what is happening this off season.

I need to a GRILLED Dodger dog and now. Since I won't be going to many games next season.

So anywhere in LA that I can get a GRILLED Dodger Dog this time of year?

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    ciao ny RE: RUBulldog Jan 4, 2005 06:12 AM

    Just read that Hormel has purchased Dodger Dogs and the Farmer Johns company. Shouldn't be hard to find.

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      Dorothy RE: ciao ny Jan 4, 2005 08:31 AM

      This is sad news. I grew up with the notion (pretty reliable one, too) that Farmer John packs good, reliable meat products. Overall, for supermarket bacon, I find theirs consistently the best.

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        Eric RE: Dorothy Jan 4, 2005 09:23 AM

        I think most supermarkets carry Dodgerdogs in the hotdog section.

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          Chino Wayne RE: Dorothy Jan 4, 2005 05:04 PM


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            Steve Doggie-Dogg RE: Dorothy Jan 5, 2005 04:37 AM

            The Farmer John hotdog is one of the worst dogs in the market. I've never been to Dodger Stadium, so I've never had a Dodger Dog, but if it's anything like the regular Farmer John dog with its bland spices and occasional little bits of gristly bone, it's not worth bothering with.

            I'll go to Citywalk to try one and see what I think in the name of Science though.

            See ya

            Link: http://www.hotdogspot.com

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              Joe Fensterblau RE: Steve Doggie-Dogg Jan 5, 2005 09:49 AM

              The last (and I mean LAST) Dodger dog I had was so salty and so mushy, I cringe to even think about it.

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                Chino Wayne RE: Steve Doggie-Dogg Jan 5, 2005 11:53 AM


                I think the point Dorothy was making that Farmer John has a gamut of product and a lot of it is pretty good. Have you tried the FJ hot links? They are about the best that I have found in a supermarket, and unlike the Dodger Dogs, these are in natural casings. Just the fact that their bacon comes in a thick cut version disqualifies all the thin stuff available at the supermarket. And, where else can you get a real, whole ham locally?

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            JJ RE: RUBulldog Jan 4, 2005 04:04 PM

            Isn't there a Dodger Dog place at Citywalk/Universal City? In the food court by the movies. Not sure if they grill em.

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              Lotus RE: JJ Jan 4, 2005 08:14 PM

              Yes, there definitely is a Dodger Dog spot in Universal City Walk. It's upstairs PAST Tony Roma's, Gladstones, the Japanese place, the Chinese place and up the escalator PAST The Pig, Tommy's, Versailles and Rubios.

              DON'T know if they grill 'em though...

              Let me know if you want company. I, too, am a Dodger's fan... *sigh*

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                RUBulldog RE: Lotus Jan 5, 2005 12:39 AM

                That's right. For some reason I thought the Parking Lot Attendant closed that down. Thanks for the reminder. Much better than go buy it at the market. Geez thanks.

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              Ernie RE: RUBulldog Jan 5, 2005 01:29 PM

              Check out Skooby's across from Musso & Frank in Hollywood. Excellent hot dogs that are nicely grilled and their French fries with aioli are delicious. You will probably never crave a Dodger Dog again!

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                alnyden RE: RUBulldog Jan 8, 2005 02:45 PM

                Dodgers dogs can be GREAT when done just right. Unfortunately more than half the time they are not hot or the bun is soggy. Also really bugs me when I have to walk around to find a grilled dog. Why can't they all be grilled? It's rare that I have that transendent Dodger Dog experience. But when I do, it really magically connects with the feeling of being at Dodger Sadium and all is right with the world. Now if we could just get Adrian Beltre back...

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                  hotdog matty RE: alnyden Nov 20, 2007 01:51 PM

                  hi can you tell me how a dodgerdog is made and with what toppings i have never had one , matt

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                    Skunk2Racer RE: hotdog matty Nov 20, 2007 04:38 PM

                    It's Just a farmer John's foot long hot dog. Called a Dodger dog. Best Grilled or on the BBQ. Served with your choice of ketchup or mustard, onions, relish. Nothing special but GREAT at the game with a Cold Brew......

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                      hotdog matty RE: Skunk2Racer Feb 2, 2008 07:33 AM

                      Thanks for the info I hear different ways of makiing a dodger dog and it seems like it is top secret. matt

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                  justagthing RE: RUBulldog Nov 20, 2007 04:58 PM

                  One thing that I have noticed is that no one mentioned that you can actually get two different types of dogs. Besides the regular dog, there is the all beef dog, which I prefer grilled as well. And yes, you can buy dodger dogs at Smart and Final, but not in the regular markets.

                  1. wyatt3290 RE: RUBulldog Feb 2, 2008 08:57 PM

                    There is actually a Dodger Dog place at City Walk. I would assume they have them grilled or no one would go.


                    1. Foodandwine RE: RUBulldog Feb 3, 2008 09:36 AM

                      In Manhattan Beach there is an old time bar actually the oldest in the city by the name of Ercoles. They serve Dodger Dogs on Monday Nights for about a $1 ( not sure if they serve them on other nights ). During football season they have a chili station set up as well. They are grilled on an open flame and we like them with a little char. They are just great!! Well for a Dodger Dog!

                      1101 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA

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