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Location: Route 66/17 (Main St) Portland, Ct.
Photos Taken: July 2007
Roadside America Tip: Hot Dog Trailer Lunchwagon
“World’s Tastiest Texas Weiners”
Location: The Hot Grill – 669 Lexington Ave. Clifton, NJ
Photos Taken: February 2009
We’d passed the Hot Grill dozens of time while visiting my Aunt who lived just up the block in Clifton, NJ. It wasn’t until her passing that I’d stopped in to experience the grill for myself. It was like one last gift that she gave me; a good laugh and a smile. I ran down to grab a hot dog for my dad as the family began to gather. Not knowing anything about the goings-on of the Hot Grill I was treated to a place that had it’s own language and flavor. A neighborhood institution that can’t be faked or duplicated.
When I walked in, there was a mass of people standing spread out in front of the counter. The older gentleman behind the register would quietly take an order and then in a true Jekyll and Hyde moment, shout back to the grillmen with a purposed ferocity in a secret language. “Okay so that’s 2 Texas Weiners, honey?” “2 ALL THE WAY!” It was a fascinating process to watch.
The sign out front proudly claims “The World’s Tastiest Texas Weiners.” We sat in the wood paneled dining room under a smaller sign that has an awesome typo: “World’s Testiest Texas Weiners.”
Location: First National Franks – 3147 Route 112 Medford, NY, 11763
Photos Taken: January 2010
The other day I got an email from my dear friend, Bill. It was something to the effect of “Do you have a pic of the giant hot dog on 112?” My eyes snapped open with excitement. “Giant hot dog? What giant hot dog?” In disbelief that I wasn’t hip to the jumbo frank, he went on to give me the address. I excitedly zipped out later that evening to have a look-see for myself.
In the town of Medford is First National Franks. On their roof is perched a big beautiful hot dog! “Cold Drinks, Cool People” says their window. With the awesomely great wiener, they aren’t kiddin’!
We have not stopped in to sample their dogs but will have to soon.
I’m so glad that when my friends spy something like a 6 foot hot dog, that they immediately think of me