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Aug 9, 2014 01:05 PM

Hot Dogs N' Stuff (Sabrett dogs and Schwab Hot Links)

This stand is always out in front of the north central Lowe's off Steck / Mopac. I think Sabrett beef hot dogs are the best flavored going - and now a new winner tube steak has emerged, the schwab beef hot link (oklahoma city). wow. where the EFF have hot links been all my life, especially this one???. snaps perfectly, just the right amount of cayenne and garlic, hickory smoked. fantastic. you walk up, they pop the morsels out of the steamer and onto the flat top for a bit of browning, and bam. always hot, always good. regular unexciting bread, and the standard condiments. this guy knows his hot dogs N' stuff … They finally have a tent over the single picnic table. zero ambiance, but you eat and go buy a drill. 2.50 for a regular, 3.75 for a jumbo. can't recall how much the hot link was but we left for 8 bucks and change with a regular, jumbo, and hot link. great snack.

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  1. I wind up eating these pretty often on lowes runs. nice catch.

    1. They would be better if they were natural casing Sabretts instead of the skinless ones. They are good though.

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      1. re: WSZsr

        Recently I asked them about the natural casing. The young guy said they did not sell them because kids may choke on them. That's what he said, I didn't.

      2. That hot link rocks. I'd been by there for one but he was out. Finally went again today. Like a combination between a red hot link and chorizo. In the best way. Where the eff is right : )

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        1. re: BTAustin

          that's a great description. just in case you need to make them yourself, here's the order site: I bet they'd smoke up well too.

          1. re: slowcoooked

            Thanks slowcooked. I'm gonna buy a big box of them before Christmas. Bought Nueske's bacon 2 years and Benton's (amazing) bacon 2 before that. This year everybody's getting hot links. Might have to order a prime rib too. Wonder how I could get it hot without cooking it more.

            1. re: BTAustin

              that's a great idea for xmas gifts. might be stealin' that one.

              get a 500 dollar sous vide incubator - that might work to keep from cooking more. i wouldn't know besides that option.

        2. Does the place in front of Lowes sell the Sabrett or the Schwabs?

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          1. re: sweet100s

            both Sweet100s, they sell different brands for most of their meats - the younger guy in the trailer (I presume it's the son) told me they tested many brands per offering - hot dogs, brats, hot links, etc. so their dogs are sabrett, the hot links schwab, can't recall the name of the brat.