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Found: New England Style Hot Dog Buns

Peripatetic May 2, 2010 05:41 AM

There've been several threads on the search for New England-style hot dog buns:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/427017
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/427866

I've found them at a place in Monrovia called the Market Grill that opened last November. I believe the owner is originally from Lowell, Mass. They bake the buns themselves. They're excellent, but unfortunately the dogs themselves are disappointing. The manager said they would sell the buns separately if I called ahead of time, but I haven't tried it yet. Note that they sometimes run out of buns early.

BTW their fries are outstanding -- better than Oinkster or Wurstkuche in my opinion.

The Market Grill
525 S Shamrock Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016
626-303-4314
http://www.themarketgrillmonrovia.com/

  1. Will Owen May 2, 2010 04:57 PM

    Well, golly gee whiz... so happens I need to drop my car off at Suby Specialties just a few blocks over this Thursday morning, and I'll be looking for a few activities to keep me occupied. I know they don't open early, at least the dining part, because I've been past there a few times around nine and the chairs are all up on tables. But I will certainly check them out...

    1. WildSwede May 3, 2010 04:25 PM

      Thanks for this. I will have to give them a try!

      1. Mr Taster May 3, 2010 04:30 PM

        Whoa! Could real Maine style lobster rolls be that far off?

        Mr Taster

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          maggielyn May 5, 2010 12:23 PM

          The buns are half the battle.

          1. re: Mr Taster
            Phurstluv May 5, 2010 04:00 PM

            Umm, no, I think they serve good imitations at the Blue Plate Oysterette on Ocean & SM. (Lucky me!)

            But no CT style lobstah rolls to be found yet!! Have to make my own, now that I won't have to mail order the buns first!!

            PS - OP, does the owner sell them raw, as in, not grilled yet??

            1. re: Phurstluv
              Peripatetic May 5, 2010 04:17 PM

              > PS - OP, does the owner sell them raw, as in, not grilled yet??

              That's my understanding. I haven't tried, yet . . . the day I was there they were down to their last bun, so had none to sell.

              1. re: Peripatetic
                Phurstluv May 5, 2010 04:40 PM

                Okay, at least I still have a pack in the freezer for my next clambake, which may be soon!! I order online at Famous Foods.com

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            crystaw May 5, 2010 03:14 PM

            Thier minted potato salad is worth trying out as well. I keep getting their California Chicken sandwich the few times I've been there despite thinking "Hmm-I should try something new this time..."

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