A Connecticut Hot Dog Tour
I recently received a copy of the Connecticut Hot Dog Tour DVD. I highly recommend getting your own copy. It's only $7.99 and profiles 10 Connecticut hot dog establishments. Mark Kotlinski did a great job highlighting these restaurants, their histories, the people who run them, and those who are die hard fans. One place (Wieners on Water) is actually a boat serving hot dogs!
The DVD also gives information that you may not find in reviews, articles, and other films about hot dogs such as the brand of hot dog, where it comes from, and how it's prepared. I enjoyed this film more than A Hot Dog Program for this reason as well as the fact that I've personally been to 5 of the places featured. A Connecticut Hot Dog Tour appeals to the hot dog aficianado as well as the casual person who enjoys an occasional hot dog.
Connecticut is a hot dog mecca and this DVD gives you a great look at some legendary places as well as some that are not as well known. But all serve great hot dogs. There is variety here as far as the different brands of dogs that are used, the unique ways they are prepared, and the homemade toppings.
Check out this link:http://ctoriginals.com/buy-a-connecti... Click on the the options offered to see some of the places in the film. There is a trailer and information on purchasing this entertaining DVD.
A great gift for thr Hlidays.
1. You really ARE a hotdoglover, aren't you? :)
2. How fun--it's only a short walk from my mom's house to Top Dog...how can you see a giant dog (pulled by a taxi, no less) with relish on the roof and not smile?
3. Trailer 'n pics here:
Nice post, buddy! :)
Thanks. And if you click on the pictures of the restaurants, there is a short clip from the film on each one. I've been to Connecticut several times to sample hot dogs. The last time a friend took me to 6 or 7 places in one day. I live in New Jersey which is also a hot dog mecca. Interesting that many hot dog restaurants here (N.J.) including the place down the street from me use hot dogs from Connecticut, while some Connecticut joints including Top Dog use franks from Jersey.
I haven't been to Top Dog, but know that they use Thumann's which is one of my favorite hot dogs. Mild, but with a great flavor. At Top Dog it is steamed. This particular dog would be better in my opinion if it was grilled, but there is probably very little room for a grill there.
I just noticed that--the pics are clickable video clips--cool! The grass is always greener, don'tchaknow (CT/NJ)? That's funny...though my local fave, Guida's, uses Martin Rosol's right from (hard hittin') New Britain.
Re very little room for a grill at Top Dog--exactly! I found it funny the girl ordering said she wanted four dogs to go...there is no place "to stay" and eat them there...maybe she meant to wrap them in foil for traveling.
6 or 7 places in one day is way ambitious. Good for you! Never realized this was an "our neck 'o the woods" kinda thing. I incorrectly assumed everyone was as hot dog focused as we are. What is not to love about a good dawg! Thanks for the info.