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Best Hot Dog in the ATL?

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  • Davo7 Feb 4, 2010 12:20 PM
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Any really good dog places I should try?

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  1. The ONLY thing that comes to mind is The Varsity. They make a pretty mean chili-cheese-slaw dog. But by mean, I mean greasy and calorie-laden. Best enjoyed with a FO (frosted orange).

    1. Skip's in Avondale Estates is good if you like Chicago Dogs. Varsity is another.

      1. Barkers Famous Red Hots if you like them cooked over charcoal

        http://www.barkersredhots.com/

        1. Hot dogs at a restaurant can never be as good as the ones produced by Patak meats in Austell. You can find a few of their products at larger stores and farmer's market stores around town, as well.

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          1. re: Fuller

            Patak dogs are served at Cabbagetown Market - Little's Grill, but it's a true hole in the wall. They are cooked on a flat griddle:
            http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gy...

            I think Barkers rival them, mostly because they are charcoal grilled. You stand and watch as they grill them. Their dogs come from a fifth generation family owned sausage maker in New York - in business since 1869 - per their web site. Grilling makes almost any meat better IMO.

            I should try Pataks dogs on the grill at home for comparison. I love Pataks canadian bacon or smoked pork loin as I call it - makes great sandwiches.

            1. re: JHLI

              Mike's hotdogs in Sandy Springs...the real deal.

              1. re: Longandrew

                Just ate my first Chicago dog at Mike's...it's the real deal! Yum!

          2. Do any of these places serve dogs w/ natural casing?

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            1. re: QueenP

              Give Barkers and Mike's a call. They sell the dogs they serve uncooked in packages also. If you like the poppy seed buns Mike's sells those. I don't think their dogs are w/natural casing but the companies they order from may sell those.