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Kurt’s Blog: Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog
Kurt’s Blog: Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog

(C’mon…all the parents now…”We got ears, it’s time for cheers”.)

Okay, sorry for getting the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse “Hot Dog Song” stuck in your head.


¬†That is the Valentino Rossi…it’s an Italian links, Scala Sunday Gravy, romano, provolone cheese, & caramelized onions & peppers…and it’s AWESOME!

Where’d I get it?

Hot Shots – Craft Hotdoggery.

Yesterday, Mr. Allen & I had a lunch meeting scheduled, and as we were walking down Locust…we saw the sign…less than a block away from the station! We went in…and it was Hot Dog Heaven. It took us about 5 minutes to decide what we wanted…it’s a menu of maybe 12-14 hot dogs, but they all looked so tempting, that it took awhile to come to a decision.

As a native of the Chicago area, I crave hot dogs…and now I have found the place that will fill that void.

If I remember right, Mr. Allen went with the James Dean…I can’t remember everything on it…but this is it.


Oh, thoese are seasoned tots…with spicy mayo dipping sauce…and those are fantastic. I was hoping Mr. Allen was going to get up to get a refill of Coke, so I could snag a few more (I am not above that by any means).

I definitely have a new lunch destination…if anyone asks “Where should we get lunch?” I will quickly answer…Hot Shots…and I will enjoy a tasty dog. Oh, and when my lunch companion isn’t looking, I will steal his tots…no doubt about that.

Holy cow, I’m hungry right now just thinking about it…I don’t think I saw one on the menu…but there’d be nothign wrong with a breakfast hot dog, ha!


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