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davecrf Apr 17, 2010 12:26 AM

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.

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  1. jfood RE: davecrf Apr 17, 2010 05:08 AM

    start with a great dog from Best Provisions

    http://www.bestprovision.com/

    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.

    good luck

    www.ctbites.com

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      porker RE: jfood Apr 17, 2010 05:10 AM

      If you go DW, don't change the water more than every other week {;-/)

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        Soup RE: jfood Apr 17, 2010 05:13 PM

        been on the website. Isn't exactly packed with information. Can you provide any insight as to what you order, how you order and what it cost? Do they ship it to you?

        Soup

      2. monku RE: davecrf Apr 17, 2010 05:27 AM

        New York = Sabrett
        Chicago= Vienna Beef

        1. Perilagu Khan RE: davecrf Apr 17, 2010 07:48 AM

          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.

          1. Firegoat RE: davecrf Apr 17, 2010 01:45 PM

            And ketchup!

            1. mrbigshotno.1 RE: davecrf Apr 17, 2010 07:02 PM

              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!

              http://regulus2.azstarnet.com/mediask...

              Que bueno, El hot dog estilo Sonora!

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                porker RE: mrbigshotno.1 Apr 18, 2010 07:46 AM

                The japadog was the side story of the Vancouer olympics...

              2. flylice2x RE: davecrf Apr 17, 2010 10:42 PM

                Go to this website and look under "Latest Roadfood Professional Posts."
                www.roadfood.com/
                They talk about hot dog carts and what you need to get started....

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                  QSheba RE: davecrf Apr 18, 2010 04:36 PM

                  Vienna Beef hot dogs are the best!

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