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May 31, 2014 12:38 PM

Bakery made hotdog rolls?

Having a party and looking for some great rolls to serve Moody's dogs on next weekend. Checked at Clear Flour, where they do make them once in a while, but no joy. Anybody have a pointer?


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    1. re: Jenny Ondioline

      I checked at Antoine's last week and they didn't have them but if you call a couple of days before maybe they'll make some for you. They had short rolls and the young guy at the counter said they do make long ones.

    2. I can't imagine that any bakery can improve on the perfection that is the Martin potato roll, available at virtually any supermarket. And I'm being completely serious. You want your hot dog to be mostly about the meat, and any fancy bakery made roll is likely to compete with that.

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      1. re: Blumie

        Virtually any supermarket except for Whole Foods. I have to make a couple stops when making burgers and dogs.

        1. re: phatchris

          WF rolls are quite good. Some locations still have them under the Bread and Circus label.

          1. re: foodieX2

            Actually, that's a good suggestion. I'm not always a fan of the WF label breads and found their hot dog rolls to be too bready for regular hot dogs, but the Moody's dogs are pretty substantial and could hold up well, especially with a good freshness date so they aren't dry.

            That said, the Moody's dogs we had last week on regular hot dog rolls were pretty awesome.

            1. re: bear

              Although they are not traditional New England style split top rolls, I wish I could get some of the awesome poppy seed buns that Bronwyn uses (and makes) for their Brondogs.

          2. re: phatchris

            Good point. I hate the WF rolls.

        2. We got Swiss Baker pretzel rolls a few weeks back and with Moody's brats they made a terrific sandwich. They are pretty big, though, and maybe too much bread for some. Definitely too much for a small dog.

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          1. re: bear

            The Moody's dogs are not small.

            1. re: Allstonian

              Oh, right, sorry, I should have been clearer. I think the pretzel rolls would hold up pretty well to a Moody's dog as opposed to a regular dog, but maybe they're more suitable for a larger sausage like a brat.

              1. re: Allstonian

                Not small, and not that great in my opinion. Cooked over a charcoal grill the skin was way too thick, and the filler isn't better than many other decent dogs. We cooked up half Moody's dogs and half Savenors house made dogs, and everyone preferred the Savenors dogs. Moody's has some good stuff, but the dogs need work.

                1. re: black_lab

                  I haven't had the Savenor's dogs, but I liked the Moody's ones very much. Sorry you didn't.

                  1. re: black_lab

                    I haven't had Sav's dogs in quite a while, but it might be fun to do a side-by-side. Moody's dogs are almost sausage-like, which I can see not being to everyone's liking. We've had them a couple of times and have really enjoyed them, though, and will happily get them again soon. Sav's house stuff is pretty delicious also so I'll pick some up next time I'm in the area.

              2. Blue Frog Bakery makes hot dog rolls in two versions. Potato roll and a Vienna roll.
                Not sure if the size is right.


                1. Thanks to all who have replied. I am participating in a big shindig this weekend and plan to try several of these options before then. Also, since there will be mountains of food I'm going to test the Savenor dog which sounds a bit smaller and better suited to preventing discomfort due to over indulgence.

                  Will report back.

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                  1. re: APBAPB

                    Awesome! Have fun and enjoy.