New Phillies Hot Dog Choices
The Phillies are trying to develop a "signature" hot dog for Citizens Bank Park and these are the best choices they could come up with?
• The South Philly, an all-beef topped with broccoli rabe, spicy roasted peppers, and sharp provolone on an Italian roll
• The Olde Philadelphia, with pepper hash, dill pickle, and yellow mustard on a poppy-seed roll
• The Citizens Bank Park Summer Hot Dog, which has cucumbers, pickled onion salsa, and ancho pepper sauce on a pretzel roll
To me, The Olde Philadelphia sounds like something I would eat at the game, and I like the "retro" nod to pepper hash, but did Philly ever use a poppy seed roll for hot dogs?
They will still be using a mediocre dog from Hatfield. Hatfield does make a premium beef dog for the N.Y./N.J. market which is excellent. Too bad it isn't available in Philly. If you don't start with a quality dog, it doesn't matter what you do to it. Like putting lipstick on a pig. There are good dogs in Philly. Dietz & Watson, Thumann's, Iilg's, and some butcher shops.