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POLL: Hot dog brand

Postby Larry Greenly » Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:40 pm

Okay, gang. You saw my question below. I found the following three brands in a local supermarket--all approximately the same price. Which one would you pick? I'll purchase the winner.

Ball Park
Hebrew National
Nathan's
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Re: POLL: Hot dog brand

Postby Bob Ross » Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:56 pm

1. Hebrew National

2. Nathans

3. Ball Park

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Re: POLL: Hot dog brand

Postby Dale Williams » Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:32 pm

Bob's genius shows through, I agree with his order
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Re: POLL: Hot dog brand

Postby Niki (Dayton OH) » Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:53 pm

Me, three (same order). I also buy the kosher hot dogs at Gordon Food Service, if you have GFS stores in Albuquerque, Larry. They're really good, but larger (I think they're 5 to a pound) and come in 5 pound pack, but if you're cooking for a crowd....

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PS We were in NM in Mar and had the best green chile hamburger I've ever tasted at the Bobcat Bite outside Santa Fe.
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Re: POLL: Hot dog brand

Postby Jenise » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:25 pm

Me four.

Actually, I've not had Nathans but I do prefer Hebrew National to anything else I've ever had. Wish they weren't so salty, though that seems to be par for the course with Jewish products/food. Since they use salt as a purifier, does saltier food taste purer or something?
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Re: POLL: Hot dog brand

Postby Larry Greenly » Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:57 am

Jenise wrote: Wish they weren't so salty


I think I saw a low-salt variety.
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Re: POLL: Hot dog brand

Postby Larry Greenly » Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:08 am

Niki (Dayton OH) wrote:PS We were in NM in Mar and had the best green chile hamburger I've ever tasted at the Bobcat Bite outside Santa Fe.


And you didn't give me a ring!

Supposedly the best green chile hamburger is at the Buckhorn Bar in San Antonio, NM. People in the know say it's even better than the famous Owl Cafe in the same village. The one time I was there to try it was on a Sunday--and they were closed. Bummer.

In a 2005 issue, the high brow fashion magazine, GQ, formerly Gentlemen's Quarterly, called the Buckhorn Burger the seventh best in the nation. "It's the ultimate burger with a burn," said author Alan Richman in an article entitled "The 20 Hamburgers You Must Eat Before You Die."

"No burger has bigger flavor than the legendary New Mexico green-chili cheeseburger," Richman wrote. "Basically, it's too much of everything on a bun: ground beef, green chilies, mustard, tomato, lettuce, chopped onion and pickle. Such a combination makes no culinary sense, but at Buckhorn, which makes the best green-chili cheeseburgers in a town devoted to little else, the result is spectacularly tasty and eminently coherent."
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Re: POLL: Hot dog brand

Postby Mike Conner » Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:09 pm

One lone vote for Nathans.

Hey, maybe a hot dog tasting to come? Nathans vs Hebrew Nat'l?

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Re: POLL: Hot dog brand

Postby Bob Ross » Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:29 pm

One factor to consider, Nathan's has more sodium that Hebrew National:

Nathan's http://www.dietfacts.com/html/nutrition ... -19724.htm

Hebrew National http://www.hebrewnational.com/pages/pro ... franks.jsp

Hebrew National has less fat, less Cholesterol, still tastes better to me -- easy choice.

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Re: POLL: Hot dog brand

Postby TimMc » Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:20 pm

Hebrew National is #1 and don't forget the sauerkraut and mustard....chilli is a close second :wink:


Although, around here, folks put mustard, relish and jalepenos on hot dogs.
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Re: POLL: Hot dog brand

Postby Larry Greenly » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:39 am

Thanks to this poll, I bought Hebrew National dogs, which were a tasty success at our party last night. I also noticed they really didn't shrink.
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Re: POLL: Hot dog brand

Postby Karen/NoCA » Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:37 am

Hebrew National for me too. I buy the 97% fat free for me.....very good.
I like them with grill marks or sometimes I simply steam them. Somtimes with ketchup and mustard or saurkraut and Gulden's mustard.
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Re: POLL: Hot dog brand

Postby Bob Ross » Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:58 am

Thanks for the feedback, Larry. Confirms my prejudices. :-)
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Re: POLL: Hot dog brand

Postby Howard » Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:42 pm

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For Kosher food, salt is used to somehow make sure there is absolutely no blood left in the meat. Have to check to see how that works but that's the theory I've always been told.
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