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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/04/30 02:17:36 (permalink)
Who needs Hot Dogs when you have Brats and other more spectacular sausages & "Tube Meats"
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/05/02 22:19:03 (permalink)
In the La Crosse, WI and surrounding area we have Bakalar's and Farley's which are locally made and in all the local grocery stores.  Both are good products in my opinion.  And there are a bevy of butcher shops and some small grocery stores that make their own dogs and brats.  I think we have a wonderful selection in our area.
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/05/03 07:09:42 (permalink)
pineyhill,

I know they make fantastic wieners all over the state. The "culture" I refer to is hot dog restaurants and roadside carts. I'm not aware of many in our state, but they seem like a way of life in the rest of the country.

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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/05/03 08:25:16 (permalink)
I'd agree (Jim) in Iowa and North Dakota as well.  Hot dogs are pretty much left to high school and college sports concessions by parent volunteers.  Low end dog in a bun and self dressed.  Nothing special.  Having said that, in my travels through both state I've also run across some excellent dogs available from the dying breed of the small town family butcher shop.  Fine and course ground in a natural skin, nice spice, gives a nice snap when bit.  Interesting how the two opposites exist in the same place.
 
I do remember while living in Iowa City in the early 1990s there was a Hot Dog specific place that opened up right on the edge of U of I campus downtown.  I ate there or grabbed a to-go quite a few time.  Nice dogs, even a classic Chicago dog.  (A LOT of Chicago kids go to Iowa for a more friendly $$$ education.) You would think perfect location.  Heavy foot traffic with college kids, business folk, shoppers, weekdays and weekends.  Right in the middle of the college bar scene as well.   Lasted less than a year.
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/05/03 08:50:20 (permalink)
Even here in Massachusetts, where we have some excellent dogs, I notice less traffic when I stop by at one of my favs. I note a few new folks try each season, but few "make it". Maybe a lot of the customers are passing on to the big Roadfood buffet in the sky. I note that the college kid crowd is often meat adverse, and would say "yech" to even a good dog.
 
I think that some folks go into the biz "between jobs", but with the employment situation being what it is, jobs for folks who want to work are very easy to get. 
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/05/05 22:34:04 (permalink)
There really is a hot dog culture in Wisconsin and it's located in southeastern Wisconsin. Milwaukee has Martino's, Dogg Haus (3 locations), and Dr. Dawg. Kenosha has Trolley Dogs, Interstate Dogs, Charlie's Place, Franks-A-Lot, and D-Leecious Dogs. All serve Vienna Beef products.
 
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/05/05 22:59:55 (permalink)
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There really is a hot dog culture in Wisconsin and it's located in southeastern Wisconsin. Milwaukee has Martino's, Dogg Haus (3 locations), and Dr. Dawg. Kenosha has Trolley Dogs, Interstate Dogs, Charlie's Place, Franks-A-Lot, and D-Leecious Dogs. All serve Vienna Beef products.
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Milwaukee is just a Northern Suburb of Chicago and belongs in IL.
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/05/06 08:31:28 (permalink)
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There really is a hot dog culture in Wisconsin and it's located in southeastern Wisconsin. Milwaukee has Martino's, Dogg Haus (3 locations), and Dr. Dawg. Kenosha has Trolley Dogs, Interstate Dogs, Charlie's Place, Franks-A-Lot, and D-Leecious Dogs. All serve Vienna Beef products.
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Milwaukee is just a Northern Suburb of Chicago and belongs in IL.




So.....Chicago with a metro population of 10 million has a suburb that extends 90 miles away
yet according to MH NYC with a metro population of 20 million has New Haven which is only 75 miles away yet is not a suburb of NYC. That has to be the funniest thing I ever heard
 
There's plenty of rural gap between Chicago and Milwaukee, yet everything between NYC and New Haven and even east of New Haven is concrete suburbia
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/05/06 16:41:44 (permalink)
"... yet everything between NYC and New Haven and even east of New Haven is concrete suburbia"
 
Unless, of course, one manages to venture a couple of miles off I-95.
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/05/06 16:57:33 (permalink)
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"... yet everything between NYC and New Haven and even east of New Haven is concrete suburbia"
 
Unless, of course, one manages to venture a couple of miles off I-95.




It's theoretically impossible for Milwaukee to be a suburb of Chicago  and New Haven not to be suburb of Chicago.
There is plenty of highway with 65 mph speed limits between Chicago and Milwaukee
Yet only 55 mph on 95 and the Merritt Parkway 
Where???
Greenwich- Suburb
Stamford -  Suburb
Darien- Suburb
Norwalk- Suburb
Westport- suburb
Fairfield- suburb
Bridgeport ...no comment
Stratford- suburb
Milford suburb
Orange- suburb
West Haven- suburb
New Haven- suburb
East Haven- suburb
You don't really get the cross over until you hit Branford
We were just on the Merritt Parkway (a few miles off of 95) - it was as parking lot all the way through Connecticut. I don't even feel like I'm in New England until Guilford.
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/05/06 18:46:23 (permalink)
I don't feel like I'm in New England until I hit Sea Swirl.

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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/05/06 18:57:21 (permalink)
WJ,
 
"We were just on the Merritt Parkway (a few miles off of 95) - it was as parking lot all the way through Connecticut. I don't even feel like I'm in New England until Guilford."
 
The Merritt ends at Milford where it becomes the 25 mile long Wilbur Cross. You're still in the shoreline corridor, and that, indeed, is nothing much more than pavement and beach. But there's a whole state of farms, woods and fields away from that corridor, and none of it is suburban New York City. On the other hand that spit of land across the Sound, I believe they call it Lawn Guileland, is nothing but suburban New York City.
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/05/06 21:40:47 (permalink)
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There really is a hot dog culture in Wisconsin and it's located in southeastern Wisconsin. Milwaukee has Martino's, Dogg Haus (3 locations), and Dr. Dawg. Kenosha has Trolley Dogs, Interstate Dogs, Charlie's Place, Franks-A-Lot, and D-Leecious Dogs. All serve Vienna Beef products.
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Milwaukee is just a Northern Suburb of Chicago and belongs in IL.


C'mon, two cities in two states with a long history of non-cooperation, even hostility. Bears vs Packers prevent it.  After all these years, still no high speed rail with the absolute  worst commute inbound or outbound AM and PM.
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/05/07 10:54:16 (permalink)
Sarcasm and it's interpretation is sadly a lost art.
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/05/07 12:12:40 (permalink)
My friend CSD knows the culture between the two. While we are not Chicago, we know the difference and have great places we enjoy.
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/05/07 12:55:20 (permalink)
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Sarcasm and it's interpretation is sadly a lost art.


You can say that because you're in Minot.........far, far away from Chicago and Milwaukee in the frozen North. 
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/05/07 17:00:29 (permalink)
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My friend CSD knows the culture between the two. While we are not Chicago, we know the difference and have great places we enjoy.


Born and raised in Chicago, escaped to Wisconsin years ago , and live in Chicago a few days a week.
 
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post edited by chicagostyledog - 2016/05/07 17:02:40
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/07/21 14:30:47 (permalink)
Someone once told me about another WI purveyor of Usinger class hot dogs. The name escaped me today; possibly one beginning with "N"? Ring any bells?
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/07/21 14:43:15 (permalink)
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pineyhill,

I know they make fantastic wieners all over the state. The "culture" I refer to is hot dog restaurants and roadside carts. I'm not aware of many in our state, but they seem like a way of life in the rest of the country.

Jim



Jim, your point is well taken, the culture is subdued in Cheesehead country however I want to post one place in La Crosse that is trying to do their best to bring it out.
 
http://www.chicagosbeef.com/
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/07/21 20:27:27 (permalink)
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Someone once told me about another WI purveyor of Usinger class hot dogs. The name escaped me today; possibly one beginning with "N"? Ring any bells?

If it's a fairly available brand my first thought would be Klement's.
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/07/21 20:54:20 (permalink)
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I can't help wondering, is there any culture in Wisconsin?


Well, we are polite.
 
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/07/21 20:56:50 (permalink)
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Someone once told me about another WI purveyor of Usinger class hot dogs. The name escaped me today; possibly one beginning with "N"? Ring any bells?


http://www.nueskes.com/smoked-wieners.aspx?F_All=Y#.V5FvGY-cHIU
Nueske's does more than bacon.
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/07/21 21:47:49 (permalink)
The culture of the Chicago style hot dog is alive and well in Brookfield since Portillo's opened yesterday!
 Finally, a natural casing Vienna Beef hot dog!
 
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/07/22 15:18:49 (permalink)
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Someone once told me about another WI purveyor of Usinger class hot dogs. The name escaped me today; possibly one beginning with "N"? Ring any bells?

If it's a fairly available brand my first thought would be Klement's.




Thanks for your reply! What I am searching for is like Usinger's, fairly small, does mail-order, and has a name something close to Nolle? Nolte?, or i could be entirely mistaken.
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Re: Why no hotdog “culture” in Wisconsin? 2016/07/22 18:48:18 (permalink)
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Someone once told me about another WI purveyor of Usinger class hot dogs. The name escaped me today; possibly one beginning with "N"? Ring any bells?

If it's a fairly available brand my first thought would be Klement's.




Thanks for your reply! What I am searching for is like Usinger's, fairly small, does mail-order, and has a name something close to Nolle? Nolte?, or i could be entirely mistaken.




 
www.nueskemeats.com
 
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