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Frank and Beanz. A hotdog review

By johnboy - 3 September 2013 18

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Strange tides took me to the Majura Park foodcourt in need of a feed.

But there I saw Frank and Beanz amongst the other uninspiring offerings and thought “Why yes, I would like a gourmet dog”.

$8.50 got me a Hoff, sauerkraut, caramelised onion, cheese, mustard, and a big thick sausage.

The food comes in rather snazzy brown cardboard packaging.

While I do long for that “biting a finger” snap when breaking the rubber like seal of a traditional hot dog the tolouse sausage was in every other way an improvement.

It was good, a great little lunch.

If you find yourself out that way I recommend it.


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18 Responses to
Frank and Beanz. A hotdog review
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Watson 2:58 pm
03 Sep 13
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Reads much better than it looks! I love sauerkraut on my hotdog. And the chips in the background look good too. I’m almost disappointed that I don’t commute from Queanbeyan anymore…

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Holden Caulfield 3:00 pm
03 Sep 13
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That looks awful! I’m glad it tasted okay.

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OverLord 3:07 pm
03 Sep 13
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It’s ok. Snag Stand at Woden Westfield food court is better. But it is a not a good enough reason to go to Woden though.

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DrKoresh 3:49 pm
03 Sep 13
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Watson said :

Reads much better than it looks! I love sauerkraut on my hotdog. And the chips in the background look good too. I’m almost disappointed that I don’t commute from Queanbeyan anymore…

My first thought was that it looked as though it had already been eaten once before, but I’m mad keen for a good hot dog and while it looks like s***, it sounds freaking delicious.

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shirty_bear 4:33 pm
03 Sep 13
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I’m as mad for a hot doggie as the next bloke. No, significantly madder. But I sacked Frank’n’Beanz ages ago. Food not nearly as good as it ought to be based on the descriptions given. Maddeningly slow-moving, disinterested staff. Maybe they’ve turned things around, but I’ll not darken their doorstep again.

Their $8 – $10 “gourmet” efforts should blow CostCo’s $2.50 dog-n-drink out of the water, but they just don’t.

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poetix 5:12 pm
03 Sep 13
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But was it an intimate hotdog?

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johnboy 5:24 pm
03 Sep 13
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it was deep inside me.

That’s rather intimate…

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poetix 5:32 pm
03 Sep 13
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‘Was’? That’s far too much information…

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Darkfalz 6:44 pm
03 Sep 13
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Crave a good hotdog once in a while. Bluey’s (Dickson Tradies) does a good one from memory.

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Madam Cholet 7:22 pm
03 Sep 13
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shirty_bear said :

I’m as mad for a hot doggie as the next bloke. No, significantly madder. But I sacked Frank’n’Beanz ages ago. Food not nearly as good as it ought to be based on the descriptions given. Maddeningly slow-moving, disinterested staff. Maybe they’ve turned things around, but I’ll not darken their doorstep again.

Their $8 – $10 “gourmet” efforts should blow CostCo’s $2.50 dog-n-drink out of the water, but they just don’t.

+1

I went there not long after it opened. Small person and I both had the kid sized meals. Thought it looked alright but turned out to be tasteless. Service was basic, but again, agree that it was as you said, disinterested. I think I went there one more time but seem to have all but erased it from my memory.

Have desperately wanted to try a Costco hotdog but never been there at a time that is respectable enough to tuck in to one – even though there are plenty of people already seated and tucking in to huge plates of pizza and the like, washed down with a super sized fizzy brown sugar. Costco can be a frightening place when it’s in full swing.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:42 pm
03 Sep 13
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Snag stand and frank n beans are both terribly disappoint.

I don’t think there is any good hot dogs in town since Marty disappeared.

The only way to get good ones now is make your own. The little deli that’s at mawson markets every second week is great. Kransky or viennas are awesome, plus add their bacon or bacon from Griffith butchers, them get awesome rolls from fyshwick markets, mustard from costco and master foods hot chilli. Good cheese, white onion.

Win.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:46 pm
03 Sep 13
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Madam Cholet said :

shirty_bear said :

I’m as mad for a hot doggie as the next bloke. No, significantly madder. But I sacked Frank’n’Beanz ages ago. Food not nearly as good as it ought to be based on the descriptions given. Maddeningly slow-moving, disinterested staff. Maybe they’ve turned things around, but I’ll not darken their doorstep again.

Their $8 – $10 “gourmet” efforts should blow CostCo’s $2.50 dog-n-drink out of the water, but they just don’t.

+1

I went there not long after it opened. Small person and I both had the kid sized meals. Thought it looked alright but turned out to be tasteless. Service was basic, but again, agree that it was as you said, disinterested. I think I went there one more time but seem to have all but erased it from my memory.

Have desperately wanted to try a Costco hotdog but never been there at a time that is respectable enough to tuck in to one – even though there are plenty of people already seated and tucking in to huge plates of pizza and the like, washed down with a super sized fizzy brown sugar. Costco can be a frightening place when it’s in full swing.

If Costco served beer or vodka w/hotdogs, then any time of day would be ok.

I have not tried anything besides the frozen yogurt, wich is pretty good.

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bethybobs 10:04 pm
03 Sep 13
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I work at Majura and I have been to Frank and Beans a few times each time hoping it is better than the last. Unfortunately it has rarely been so. The hot dogs are just ok, the Mexican food is little better and you are right the service is never particularly friendly.

I like the muffins and banana bread though. So get one of those and a coffee and you will be a happy person.

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rosscoact 7:32 am
04 Sep 13
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shirty_bear said :

I’m as mad for a hot doggie as the next bloke. No, significantly madder. But I sacked Frank’n’Beanz ages ago. Food not nearly as good as it ought to be based on the descriptions given. Maddeningly slow-moving, disinterested staff. Maybe they’ve turned things around, but I’ll not darken their doorstep again.

Their $8 – $10 “gourmet” efforts should blow CostCo’s $2.50 dog-n-drink out of the water, but they just don’t.

I went there at 11am thought the same as Johnboy. ‘No, sorry the person who makes the hotdogs isn’t here yet.’ And this was an adult male not a teenager minding the shop until the grown-ups arrive

It’s not molecular cuisine people.

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BimboGeek 10:10 am
04 Sep 13
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People get mad at me because I can’t microwave them a bit of soup or make them a sammich after cheffy goes home but there are accountability issues and it can come down to simply not having the right uniform or shoes.

But what cook/chef hasn’t arrived by 11 for lunch and what’s the point of a hotdog stand being open but not serving food?

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