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Fancy Franks On College

kwass Sep 6, 2012 03:17 PM

There's a sign up that says coming soon. Does anyone know anything about this place?

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    okallos Sep 8, 2012 09:29 AM

    New Gourmet Hot Dog Joint - Opening first week of October.

    1. tawnyport Oct 10, 2012 08:56 AM

      NOW OPEN 2012 10 10

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        kwass Oct 10, 2012 12:51 PM

        Nice! I'm going to have to give this place a try!

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        ylsf Oct 12, 2012 02:40 PM

        A write up about them in BlogTO :

        http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/fan...

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          kwass Oct 12, 2012 02:54 PM

          Given Toronto's love of hotdogs, I wonder why Dinah's Fuchsia Dog never took off. It's still open as far as I know, but I don't think it's particularly busy, which is a shame, because her hotdogs were awesome!

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            jayseeca Oct 13, 2012 01:20 PM

            I think it's still there. Never been. I think she had too many Asian influenced hot dogs and her branding/atmosphere didn't pull people in.

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          LexiFirefly Oct 16, 2012 06:07 AM

          Front page article in the living section of the star today. Talks about fusia dog too. Sorry about the lack of link I'm on the bus with a new phone!

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            abigllama Oct 17, 2012 03:13 AM

            http://www.thestar.com/living/food/re...

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              magic Oct 17, 2012 06:34 AM

              Lamb casings. Nice.

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                ylsf Oct 17, 2012 07:23 AM

                Yeah I meant to post back that I walked by Fusia dogs on Sunday and it is still in business (but closed on Sundays). They also close pretty early... I think like 8pm or so ... Seems like they would get a lot more business if they stayed open a bit later on Friday and Saturday nights but maybe they don't want the clubbing/drunk crowds.

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                  kwass Oct 17, 2012 12:15 PM

                  I know it's still open, I just wish it would get it's proper due. Her hotdogs and the toppings she puts on them are really yummy. My only criticism is that for the price, the hotdogs should be bigger. I remember still feeling hungry after I last ate there.

            2. Davwud Oct 18, 2012 08:33 AM

              Looks real interesting.
              Will definitely try

              DT

              1. TitoWSanchez Nov 22, 2012 07:33 PM

                Hold on a second.... 4 bucks for a pogo? 4 bucks for a hot dog? This is one thing I can't understand. Being from Montreal, I may be biased, but the prices are steep. The fries are good. Location is nice. Even though I'm not HOLY FSCK YEAH! WOO! about it, I prefer it to that other place down on College. Really though, I'm more likely to spend my 4 bucks on a 12 pack of dogs at Metro. But if I'm in that part of town and need a hot dog, I'll likely stop in again.

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                  kwass Nov 22, 2012 07:53 PM

                  Price aside, how was it?

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                    TitoWSanchez Nov 22, 2012 08:55 PM

                    The concept is 'gourmet' hot dog, so if you go that way then the bun to dog ratio works since the bun is slightly large and can hold onto the tones of condiments you can slap on the dogs. The hot dog I had was the traditional and had good flavor. The dogs are grilled. Since I prefer my dogs with very little condiments the bun felt a tad large. They offer sausages as well, but I didn't try one. There's some interesting offerings to explore, but at a price.

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