Sunday, August 26, 2007

Famous Hot Dogs













Nathans Famous has been one of Americas favorite hot dogs since it first surfaced in 1916 . In fact, there is a traditional Nathan's International July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest in New York, held at the original Coney Island restaurant. The contest is beamed worldwide on ESPN . The 2007 winner ate an incredible 66 hot dogs (and buns) in 12 minutes.

66 hot dogs in 12 minutes ...
Yikes !

Nathan's Famous hot dogs are available in 365 restaurants and in thousands of groceries, retail stores and other locators in the United States. Originated in the early 1900's by a Polish immigrant named Nathan Handwerker - this renown hot dog is characteristically all beef and deliciousssssssssss.


The other day I was walking leisurely through the Glorietta mall in Makati- when my naturally roving eyes saw a "Nathans Famous" sign at a food kiosk along one of the walking lanes. I approached the kiosk in amazement to get a good look, and asked the server if they were serving "the" Nathans Famous hot dog . He casually said - "yes".

Omigosssh...
Goodbye Sabrett.
Nathan's Famous hot dogs are in town.

Apparently, the "Hot Dog on a Stick" franchise in the Philippines now also includes Nathan's Famous as among the hot dogs it serves in its many outlets. Good for us hot dog fanatics ...
The hot dog is crisp and tasty.
Relish, mustard, mayo, onions and ketchup enhances the taste.
I ordered a "medium frank" - and gleefully smiled as I enjoyed my new found favorite snack.
It took me all of 12 minutes to finish one ...

You should try it.
Practice na
Maybe you will be the next hot dog eating champion

Go
Now
Grab a "Nathan's Famous"
You might even bump into me ...
I will be the guy with a "jumbo" hot dog in his hand :-)































11 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow thanks for info re nathans, this is comfort food for me but i must say im a sabrett guy at heart..

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

I am a Sabrett fan myself ...
But a little variety is always interesting. Besides, I was thinking, if some guy can choose to eat 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes - then I guess it is at least worth a try.
Have fun hot doggin' ...
Thanks for dropping by.

Sidney said...

Mustard, mayo and ketchup all in one hot dog... isn't that an abuse of the good things in life?

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

Don't forget the relish ...
It's a great little dog.
Those Hotdog on a Stick stands are all over - you should bump into one soon .

daguldol

steakman said...

Hey daguldol, I was so excited to try out Nathan's, but I couldn't find it! I even went up to the concierge in G4 and showed the lady from ALI these pictures in your blog (on my iPhone), but she said it didn't exist in the mall. Where can I try out these famous dogs? I've been dying to have a real American hotdog with lots of everything on it. Thanks.

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

steakman,
I will be in the G4 area tomorrow , and I will check out the location. It might have been one of those affected by the "Glorietta blast" ...

Generally though, Nathan's should be carried by selected "Hot Dog on a Stick" kiosks.

I will get back toyou as soon as I find out about G4.

daguldol

p.s. - wowwwww - iPhone ?
kaka-inggit

Anonymous said...

Hi! My brother owns the stands that serves the Nathan's Famous hotdogs...The name of the establishment is "Htdog on Sticks". You can see them at most SM Malls, Robinsons Malls, even schools all over the country. They also have a dine in outlet at the SM Mall of Asia called Big City that serves a variety of imported hotdogs including johnsonville. You might want to try it out. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Btw, the name of the stall in SM MOA is Big City and it is located at the ground floor near the activity area.

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

Thanks for the update.
I am sure hotdoggies out there appreciate the info.
I will try Big City asap ...

daguldol

Anonymous said...

check out the newly opened hotdog kiosk near ust. they offer all meat hotdog. instead of a regularly slitted bun the use a machine that create a hole in their oversized white loaf of bread making it toasted in the inside and hot on the outside. they squeeze in different sauces into the hole of the bun, at least 10 which includes tropical fruits and remoulade. then finally sliding the hotdog into the hole. its good. i ordered a grilled hotdog with hot remoulade sauce and pineapple, garlic and honey mustard. sarapp. its near ust 1st st after jollibee dapitan front of bus stn, gelinos st. holly hotdogs

Anonymous said...

I went to Big City MOA last Saturday to have my fill of Nathan's famous hotdogs. The store people said they also have branches at Robinson's Manila and Market! Market!

Yummy :-)