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Joanne (who doesn't quite believe she is having this debate)

I don't quite believe people still eat from street vendors! :) Michael DeBusk, Co-Conspirator to Make the World a Better Place Did he update http://home.earthlink.net/~debu4335 / yet?

What did you think, that I was going to make reservations at The Striped Bass? I am waffling on changing my mind while the weather is still nice Michael, btw with some additional ground rules. (whoa)

Joanne
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As a semi-relevant aside, in the Philadelphia area it is common to clip "hot dog" to merely "dog". I would ... supermarket. But since I virtually never buy packages of hot dogs, I'm not sure if this is a general rule.

Harry Stevens, who owned a refreshment concessionaire who had made popular doggies at NYC baseball games. His vendors supposedly called out "get your red-hot dachshund sausages!"
http://www.schonwalder.org/Hotels/FoodService/hot dogs.htm

Some facts about hot franks:
Hot Dogs are served in 95% of homes in the USA.
Most Hot Dogs are eaten at home, 15% are purchased from street vendors, 9% are purchased at ballparks.
Most people still prefer the good old 6" Hot Dog; it is preferred by 46.3% of Hot Dog eaters. 26% prefer the 7" Hot Dog. Only 4% prefer the foot long version.
Are you thinking what I'm thinking? This means that there was 23.7% have no preference, I guess because they are not eaten at home. Since women do most of the grocery shopping, I guess it's safe to say that the length preference is a woman's point of view (1).
(1) Strictly food talks, I'm not implying anything else.
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Joanne (who doesn't quite believe she is having this debate)

I don't quite believe people still eat from street vendors! Emotion: smile

It may not be a good idea where you live but if you come to midtown NYC at lunch time you will find long lines of people at the better street vendors. I suspect it's the same downtown too, but in neither case are there lines for hot dogs. It's a myth that NYers always eat hot dogs from street carts, the exceptions being taxi and truck drivers.
Brian Wickham
In Chicago it is always all beef.

In all my recipes for frankfurters (a German sausage) the proportion of meat called for is about three parts beef ... have calling for beef only (mostly salamis) are those marked "kosher". Perhaps there are a lot of Jews in Chicago?

The archetypal Chicago hot dog is indeed made with "Vienna" all-beef wieners. But it's utter rubbish to say that there are no hot dogs sold containing pork in Chicago.
Michael West
Ex-Chicagoan
One day he was called to work at a plant that processes paper, and he came across a huge pile ... them what they did with it, they said they sold it to a hot dog manufacturer for use as filler.

When I was a teenager there was a scandal that the hot dogs served in the high school cafeteria (in beanie weenies) were stuffed with some substantial fraction of bread filler. Bread I can believe, but powdered paper sounds like an urban legend. The paper would make the weenies a good source of dietary fiber.

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It's an English group not a math group, you would have been fine if you never mentioned it.

Actually, no. I was getting ready for a pithy reply, but he spoiled the fun.

Thatth jutht ath well, then.
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Pepperidge Farm makes good but pricey products, their Milano cookies are yumilicious.

Do they sell Capri cookies where you or any of you live?? They were two chocolate cookies with white ... west of Pittsburgh Pa. 10 years Indianapolis, 7 years Chicago, 6 years Brooklyn NY 12 years Baltimore 20 years

I think they might , I've seen them in stores here in the past along with the others named for places, here being Boston Massachusetts.
Do they sell Capri cookies where you or any of ... who says they don't make them (at least here) anymore.

I think they might , I've seen them in stores here in the past along with the others named for places, here being Boston Massachusetts.

According to the below site, they are no longer in production. Don't buy those that might still be on the shelves.
http://www.hometownfavorites.com/shop/btwgb.asp

Skitt (in Hayward, California)
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When I was a teenager there was a scandal that the hot dogs served in the high school cafeteria (in ... but powdered paper sounds like an urban legend. The paper would make the weenies a good source of dietary fiber.

I used to know someone who owned a limestone quarry. he always claimed that his biggest customer was a bread manufacturer.

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