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Mar 22, 2010 09:51 AM

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?

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    1. I saw this too and was liking the Olde Phila (even with the e) til the poppy seed roll

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      1. re: Bigley9

        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.

        1. re: hotdoglover

          They are tied into Hatfied due to sponsorship/advertising deals. Same as with beers.

          1. re: PattiCakes

            So I've heard. But they can still decide to use the premium deli style dog that Hatfield produces.

      2. as much as i am from south philly and broccoli rabe is my spirit food, i don't want it on a hot dog.

        the olde philly sounds good, but nix the poppy seed roll for a potato roll. the summer dog also sounds delicious, love the pretzel roll.....

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        1. re: mazza3

          I can't help but think I'd be saying "this hot dog should be an italian sausage" when eating the South Philly Dog

          1. re: Bigley9

            word! those flavors with a normal hot dog don't sound very appealing to me....

            and oh sausage, how do i love thee. just because. :)