good hot dogs
I LIVE IN PORTLAND OR. METRO AREA AND WANT TO OPEN A HOT DOG TRAILER/CART AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT ARE MUST HAVES FROM MEMBERS IN CHICAGO AND NEW YORK.IT'S REALLY HARD TO GET GOOD DOG HERE.
start with a great dog from Best Provisions
And for toppings jfood would recommend brown mustard, green relish (the Chi-people will chime in with neon green), sauerkraut, chopped onions, and if you want to go up scale some chili. Jfood is a mustard, relish, little sauerkraut buyer.
Then you need to decide dirty-water or grilled. jfood no longer buys the DW dogs in NYC, just a POV.
Well, you certainly need some hot peppers. I would recommend Mazetta's yellow hot peppers, minced fairly finely. And you'll also need some celery salt.
You want to make some money? Get a trailer with a flattop grill and go with Sonoran hot dogs, they are the "thing" in the southwest and moving like wildfire. You don't need a real expensive dog and you can use real thin bacon. The bun and toppings are key in this deal. Opportunity knocks here!
Que bueno, El hot dog estilo Sonora!