Re:Hot Dog Brands
Schwarz hot dogs from San Francisco are excellent dogs. They've been in business for almost 100 years and the quality is top notch. Englehart Gourmet has recently purchased them, but the quality has not changed. Englehart also makes Aidells' sausages and a few other companies dogs.
The old fashioned 100% beef dog with a casing will stand up against any dog in the country. I've had many skeptical new yorkers try one and they are almost all converts.