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Jan 4, 2005 02:10 AM

I need a Grilled Dodger Dog & now

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

    6 Replies
    1. re: ciao ny

      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.

      1. re: Dorothy

        I think most supermarkets carry Dodgerdogs in the hotdog section.

          1. re: Dorothy
            Steve Doggie-Dogg

            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


            1. re: Steve Doggie-Dogg
              Joe Fensterblau

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

              1. re: Steve Doggie-Dogg


                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?

          2. 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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            1. re: JJ

              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*

              1. re: Lotus

                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.

            2. 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!

              1. 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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                1. re: alnyden

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

                  1. re: hotdog matty

                    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......

                    1. re: Skunk2Racer

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

                2. 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.