More hot-dog memories

I was talking about good, roller-cooked hot dogs back in January, and I got great hot-dog memories from you guys that I wanted to share.

Tracey said she didn’t go to Sears much when she was a kid, but she went on to say that Icee’s and roller hot dogs and popcorn at Hills are a fond memory. She writes: “My first tax-paying job, I’d eat chili cheese dogs all the time in the snack bar, because other than boiling, I don’t like my hot dogs any other way. (BBQ Char = EW!) Now I’m hungry for one!”

Well, I’m hungry for one too, but I can’t stand the thought of boiled dogs! I hate that! And I love mine charred, the darker the better.
Now, my Mom, not a frequent commenter but a regular reader, weighed in too, with a slightly embarrassing Joan story.

We used to go to the hot-dog wagon at Pathmark, and she asked, “Do you remember I used to get you hot dogs without the roll at the wagon. You would not eat the roll.”

My response? “So what did they do, just hand me a stick of grilled meat in a paper or something?”

And her answer? “Basically :) They probably though I was crazy, but why waste a roll when you wouldn’t eat it?”

Ah, yes, York County frugality.

Anyway, back to OTHER people’s memories; Jo had her “Sears dogs” a little farther away. She says, “A Sears dog and a Hires root beer. Arlington, Va., store.”

A new commenter, James Phipps Jr., wrote to say: “I can remember eating hot dogs at Sears when I was only 5 years old. That was back in the early 70s, when my father and I would visit to look at tools. Ketchup and the fresh-cut onions were my favorite. Thanks for bringing up a childhood memory.”

You’re welcome, James! Thanks for reading, James and everyone else! Keep those great memories coming. I love them!

About Joan

My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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2 Responses to More hot-dog memories

  1. Mike says:

    In the 60′s there were two places downtown for Texas Hot Weiners. I am quite sure that one was the Majestic Restaurant. I believe the other was on North George but I don’t remember the name.

  2. Jo says:

    Okay, Joan. Where did you get that hot dog photo with its perfectly lined up onion bits, perfect mustard & ketchup squiggles and perfect row of pickle relish, not to mention a dog that actually fills the bun?

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