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Where to find a hotdog?

By saraj - 15 September 2012 49

Its a silly question I know but Im stumped.  I have a little man who wants to go out for a hotdog for his birthday.  I cant think of where to take him.  Other than a bowling alley or an ice cream/frozen yogurt shop (I know, weird huh!) I cant think of anywhere that serves them.

Can anyone recommend a location for us?  A restaurant would be preferable to a side of the road location since he wants something a little more special than Mum’s at home version.

Cheers

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Antagonist 6:24 pm 17 Sep 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Whatever happened to martys? He was hotdog king in this town but his van is gone.

Anyone? The bald headed bastard would not serve me unless I parked my V8 Falcon down the street from his van, but his double-dog with cheese, bacon and BBQ sauce was worth it.

realityskin 5:34 pm 17 Sep 12

Honky Tonks do a gourmet HONKYDOG

Ello Vera 6:57 pm 16 Sep 12

LSWCHP said :

johnboy said :

mmm, tasty tasty bumholes!

Not fair. I just shot a mouthful of Boag’s Premium over my keyboard, which is a serious abuse of alcohol. 🙂

I guess I’ll just have to head out to Costco and grab another slab, which segues nicely into the hotdog theme.

I believe that you can get into the cafe area of Costco without a membership, and they do hotdogs. Not great hotdogs, but they’re OK and they also have bottomless softdrinks in big mugs.

I suppose the soft drinks don’t need bottoms if the hot dogs have piles of them.

farnarkler 6:40 pm 16 Sep 12

Yum Yum Tree, that’s it!! I kept thinking Lemon Tree however, that’s a UK railway platform shop!! In addition to great hotdogs, Yum Yum Tree do great meat rolls and other goodies.

dazzab 5:22 pm 16 Sep 12

If you want to make them yourself Wollies sells ‘American’ style hot dogs which I really like. Closest thing to they type of hot dogs I had as a kid.

Holditz 3:45 pm 16 Sep 12

The cafe (can’t remember the name) at Centrepoint in Civic serves hot dogs. This cafe has garnered some notoriety here at the RiotACT, so that narrows the field somewhat.

BTW, whatever hapened to the Danish hot dog?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 12:53 pm 16 Sep 12

Spykler said :

farnarkler said :

There’s a tiny cafe/takeaway in Bailey’s Arcade that does a good hotdog.

+1 for Yum Yum Tree- everything’s good there!

WILL TRY IT NEXT TIME IM IN CIVIC.

Please everyone post secret hotdog lcations here. It has become a lost form of respectable dining in Canberra.

Rj’ s is ok.
Whatever happened to martys? He was hotdog king in this town but his van is gone.

Spykler 11:23 am 16 Sep 12

farnarkler said :

There’s a tiny cafe/takeaway in Bailey’s Arcade that does a good hotdog.

+1 for Yum Yum Tree- everything’s good there!

farnarkler 11:05 am 16 Sep 12

There’s a tiny cafe/takeaway in Bailey’s Arcade that does a good hotdog.

Yorick_Hunt 10:50 am 16 Sep 12

arescarti42 said :

saraj said :

thanks for the helpful advice. think we’ll try the tracking station.

to those with the blatant unhelpful advice, do you fell better now that you’ve ruined yet another thread? just cant keep the smart arse comments to yourselves can you?

As a frequent poster of smart arse, blatantly unhelpful comments, I feel like I speak on behalf of everyone when I say, yes we do feel better now, and no, we can’t just keep the smart arse comments to ourselves.

+1

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:23 am 16 Sep 12

Haha it appears some people in this thread are new to the interwebs. Smart arse comments is what makes this system of pipes and tubes run. Also porn.

Affirmative Action Man 9:02 am 16 Sep 12

saraj said :

thanks for the helpful advice. think we’ll try the tracking station.

to those with the blatant unhelpful advice, do you fell better now that you’ve ruined yet another thread? just cant keep the smart arse comments to yourselves can you?

saraj – without the smartarse Riot Act would be pretty boring

FXST01 8:44 am 16 Sep 12

The Wendy Franchises usually sell Hot Dogs and then your young fella can have a ice cream afterwards.

There you go, an actually helpful post. Don’t despair, we are not all a&^%holes on here.

MarieJones72 8:31 am 16 Sep 12

Costco makes a lovely hot dog and it has a self serve area with lots of different sauces, an onion machine and self serve soft drink. It’s not the most exciting place, but the hot dogs are good. I don’t think you need to be a member to enjoy that service but you best call them to ask first if you consider this option.

Enjoy

Madam Cholet 7:44 am 16 Sep 12

I did not know that you could get hot dogs at Tidbinbilla. I luuuurve hot dogs and will be there at the first available opportunity.

My suggestions were going to be, The Wig & Pen, huge fantastic euro dog but not such a great spot for the wee one. You could also invest in a thermos that is big enough to hold food (from somewhere like Howard’s Storage World) and dine alfresco. Last suggestion is Wendy’s at Woden Westfield….again, not such a great spot.

Whilst on the topic of hot dogs, can someone please explain the addition of cheese? I have never ever had the desire to have cheese on a hot dog. My toppings ideally are tomato sauce, onion relish and mayo. If I’m feeling gourmet I’d go with mayo and Harissa.

Holden Caulfield 2:04 am 16 Sep 12

saraj said :

thanks for the helpful advice. think we’ll try the tracking station.

to those with the blatant unhelpful advice, do you fell better now that you’ve ruined yet another thread? just cant keep the smart arse comments to yourselves can you?

Oh FFS, lighten up. I hope your child spends less time in the whaaaambulance than his mother.

Jivrashia 1:48 am 16 Sep 12

What is the perfect hotdog?
In fact, OP, what is your little one looking for?

I think it is:
a) the soft moist bun
b) the savoury taste of American mustard
c) the sausage that has a juicy snap when you bite down on it

Maybe mum needs to try harder to give the little one the perfect hotdog.

The bun and the mustard are easy to come by (from your local supermarket) and the sausage needn’t be expensive.
However, you do need to pay attention to how the sausage is cooked (e.g. simmering water, right amount of time).

A perfect hotdog is 50% taste, 50% texture.

bundah 12:03 am 16 Sep 12

poetix said :

saraj said :

thanks for the helpful advice. think we’ll try the tracking station.

to those with the blatant unhelpful advice, do you fell better now that you’ve ruined yet another thread? just cant keep the smart arse comments to yourselves can you?

Um, the gentle jokes didn’t ruin the thread…A lot of people enjoy both the meaty information and the saucy jokes. The thread of sausages that is RiotACT needs the condiment of humour and the roll of sarcasm before being consumed by the salivating mouth of the eyes. Otherwise it would be very bland.

Not so much the sauerkraut of exasperation or the mustard of condemnation though.

Best wishes for a fun party for your child.

And incidentally:
http://www.news.com.au/world/biggest-daschund-to-lose-puppy-fat/story-fndir2ev-1226470648914

That is just dog-gone cruelty,although that is one hell of a sausage dog!

Lazy I 11:30 pm 15 Sep 12

Holden Caulfield said :

Phil does pretty good hotdogs. You’ll find him outside the Private Bin most weekends. A good bloke too, he often lets you sponge a few smokes off him if you ask nicely.

Sorry, probably not the best recommendation, but thanks for the memories.

I wouldn’t mind stopping off outside the Private Bin, but i’m having trouble getting up to 88mph down Northbourne.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:42 pm 15 Sep 12

I love <3 bum holes and hart hotdogs almost as much. Making him your own is best bet. Zeirholes is decent but doubtful to satisfy a kids needs. Stay away from goodberrys.

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