Buffalo NY Hot Dogs

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2014/09/10 19:37:20 (permalink)

Buffalo NY Hot Dogs

Seems the dog of choice in Buffalo is Sahlens. I'm not much of an expert on hot dogs so I was wandering what others think of them. I was at a place called Zorbas and had their Texas Prairie Plate which is fries topped with two dogs, chili, cheese, mustard and onions. Really good but the hot dogs were chopped up so I didn't really get the whole hot dog experience. I have yet to make it to Teds which I hear is a must.
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2014/09/11 01:59:20 (permalink)
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    Seems the dog of choice in Buffalo is Sahlens. I'm not much of an expert on hot dogs so I was wandering what others think of them. I was at a place called Zorbas and had their Texas Prairie Plate which is fries topped with two dogs, chili, cheese, mustard and onions. Really good but the hot dogs were chopped up so I didn't really get the whole hot dog experience. I have yet to make it to Teds which I hear is a must.

    Ted's in Tempe AZ has them shipped in and to me, they're good but kinda bland. I like a little garlic in my dogs.
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2014/09/11 07:18:04 (permalink)
    Ted's Hot Dogs is a must for anyone who likes hot dogs, the onion rings are a must also.
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2014/09/11 15:47:01 (permalink)
    cementhead  next time your in town try louies for a hot dog omlette.they cut their dogs in half.and the home fries are on the side.
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2014/09/11 17:31:30 (permalink)
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    cementhead  next time your in town try louies for a hot dog omlette.they cut their dogs in half.and the home fries are on the side.
    Thanks. I will be in the area through October so I should be able to get there. Working in Lancaster and staying near Alden so going towards Buffalo is a little out of the way. Working 13-14 hour days so I usually don't go out of my way but rainy days give me a chance to try some different things. Have yet to try a beef on weck or any of the famous wing places.
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2014/09/11 21:20:57 (permalink)
    theres a louies on transit rd in lancaster next to teds hotdogs .there on transit between french rd and losson rd.louies is open 24 hrs on transit.if you like ice cream try anntinettes on transit rd.
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2014/09/11 22:31:31 (permalink)
    Gotta try Louies,Teds and some of the ice cream places I've seen in the area. I was looking at Louies menu and under milkshakes it says "extra thick or egg $.59." Do they add an egg to the shake? I never heard of that.
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2014/09/16 13:50:35 (permalink)
     I'm from Syracuse, so - in the Hot dog Wars of Upstate, NY, I am, as  expected, partial to Hofmann Franks and Coneys. But, I can enjoy at Texas hot in Rochester - and have partaken a Ted's Red Hot (Cheektowaga). I suppose if you put enough chili on it, as they tend to do in Western, NY, then Sahlen's as edible as any hot dog. But naked with some deli mustard, it's a disappointment in my book.
    In Lockport, there's a Ted's, there's also a seasonal drive-in near the canal -called "Wide Waters" - they serve a nicely grilled (black-ish) Sahlen's Dog with their own original Coney (chili) sauce and a side of curly fries. It's a great summer place - complete with picnic tables inside and out, and soft ice cream for dessert. They also have burgers and grilled chicken - the typical drive-in fare.
     
    A trip I took several years ago, was along the Erie Canal. I rented a house boat in Tonawanda, and went from there to Fairport and back. It took a week. Along the way sampling the best treats of Western NY. From Wide Waters in Lockport, to Clams Casino pizza in Medina, Stuffed pepper soup in Middleport, Byrne Dairy Ice Cream, NY Cheeses and NY wines, and small town friendly diners and eateries -from simple to chef inspired -- all dotted along the canal. Great trip. First meal on the trip that we had, besides the wine and cheese we picked up en route, was the hot dog and curly fries at Wide Waters in Lockport. Great way to kick off a summer vacation in Western NY.
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2014/09/16 16:04:21 (permalink)
    You're from Syracuse & you didn't mention Heid's? Great hot dogs.
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2014/09/16 16:41:00 (permalink)
    Heids of Syracuse serves Hoffmann hot dogs, which he has mentioned..............they are my favorites!
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2014/09/16 20:34:23 (permalink)
    Hoffman hot dogs are are really good, both the German frankfurters & Coneys, both taste more like a traditional German sausage, but Heids serves them the best. I can buy them here at Wegman's or Tops Plus a few small butcher shops, amazing flavor, but very rich, sometimes I have trouble eating 2, I like to serve them with homemade potato skins w/cheese & bacon, great meal. I always put them on a top split bun, either on charcoal or a flat cast iron skillet rubbed with peanut oil like Heid's. I usually buy 3 or 4 jars of Heid's amazing mustard so I always have it. I normally have 1 red & 1 white for the mixed grill effect. Heis's also robs their grill with peanut oil, adds a nice flavor. In Rochester try a hot at Don's Original, best hot sauce in Rochester, Definitely beats the LDR Char Pit, although they're ribeye sandwich is amazing is worth the vibit.
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2014/09/16 23:07:49 (permalink)
    ed was there a place called zabs in rochester,i remember eating there in the early 80s.i think they sold a sauce at tops called backyard sauce?
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2014/09/17 06:47:26 (permalink)
    Yes there was Zab's. It was a copy of Ted's in Buffalo, but not as good, the hot dogs were good, but onion rings were lousy. The Backyard sauce was similar to Ted's hot sauce.
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2014/09/17 10:23:35 (permalink)
    Local bar in Herndon,VA.,  Jimmy's Old Town Tavern http://www.jimmystavern.com/ is a "Buffalo Centric" bar. The owner is from Buffalo and it features a lot of western NY food. They serve Sahlen's as their regular menu dog. I prefer Sabretts, but the Sahlens is a pretty decent dog.
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2014/09/17 10:38:45 (permalink)
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    Hoffman hot dogs are are really good, both the German frankfurters & Coneys, both taste more like a traditional German sausage, but Heids serves them the best. I can buy them here at Wegman's or Tops Plus a few small butcher shops, amazing flavor, but very rich, sometimes I have trouble eating 2, I like to serve them with homemade potato skins w/cheese & bacon, great meal. I always put them on a top split bun, either on charcoal or a flat cast iron skillet rubbed with peanut oil like Heid's. I usually buy 3 or 4 jars of Heid's amazing mustard so I always have it. I normally have 1 red & 1 white for the mixed grill effect. Heis's also robs their grill with peanut oil, adds a nice flavor. In Rochester try a hot at Don's Original, best hot sauce in Rochester, Definitely beats the LDR Char Pit, although they're ribeye sandwich is amazing is worth the vibit.

     
    Speaking of Don's Original, remember Don and Bob's on Monroe in Pittsford? Might have been the first place we got taken to after my sister and brother-in-law, after they moved there almost 35 years ago!  (actually 'moved there' is a misnomer, as my sister went to Geneseo, and Dave went to RIT, and stayed up there to work at - where else - Kodak..)
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2014/09/17 15:42:21 (permalink)
    Don & Bob on Monroe Ave. was practically in my backyard, I almost lived there. Don's Original was purchased by someone who worked at Don & Bob when he was a kid. Don & Bob is long gone, but Don's Original still has a location in Sea Breeze, it still is great.
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2015/11/08 12:47:40 (permalink)
    Ouch, how can anyone like a boiled or fried hot dog compared to Ted's Sahlen charcoal broiled hot dogs.  I live in Florida and can't wait to get to Buffalo to have some Ted's.  I lived on the east side of Rochester for 28 years and couldn't stand their fried or boiled hot dogs they have in Rochester or vicinity.  It's Ted's Sahlen's charcoal broiled or not at all.  It was a trip of 110 mile drive to get my fix at Ted's.  Ted's hot sauce is great also as is their Weber's mustard.  Buffalo is the only place you can get charcoal broiled (Tempe, Arizona) also.  Oh how I wish there was a Ted's here in Florida.
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2018/08/04 10:29:20 (permalink)
    I'm heading to Buffalo later today, and look forward to an 'extra-grilled' foot long Sahlen's dog!
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2018/08/04 11:00:39 (permalink)
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    Ouch, how can anyone like a boiled or fried hot dog compared to Ted's Sahlen charcoal broiled hot dogs.  I live in Florida and can't wait to get to Buffalo to have some Ted's.  I lived on the east side of Rochester for 28 years and couldn't stand their fried or boiled hot dogs they have in Rochester or vicinity.  It's Ted's Sahlen's charcoal broiled or not at all.  It was a trip of 110 mile drive to get my fix at Ted's.  Ted's hot sauce is great also as is their Weber's mustard.  Buffalo is the only place you can get charcoal broiled (Tempe, Arizona) also.  Oh how I wish there was a Ted's here in Florida.


    Sounds great!!!
     
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2018/08/07 18:02:13 (permalink)
    Ted's lived up to its hype.  The foot long was terrific (I didn't ask for extra grilled, it looked perfect when they took it off the charcoal.  Top 5 ranking from me on the onion rings.  Loganberry milkshake was delicious-loganberries are big around Buffalo, another restaurant we visited had a Loganberry Cosmoplitan.  
     
    On top of that, the place (I was downtown) was spotless, and the bathroom the cleanest I've ever used.
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    Re: Buffalo NY Hot Dogs 2018/08/11 17:22:17 (permalink)
    Grew up near Buffalo in the late 60's and early 70's. Don't remember hot dogs but beef on weck was the thing. Have been back to Buffalo few times over the years, but would not miss out on a weck.
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